The Estes Park EDC is excited to announce the next site visit by its Business Incubator Planning Consultant ATP Management from May 3rd through the 5th.
A public meeting will be held on Tuesday May 3 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Town of Estes Park Town Board Room and on Wednesday, May 4, incubator planners will participate in the Estes Park Startup Meetup at Via Bicycle Café from 8 am to 9:30 am. Local Entrepreneurs hold the Estes Park Startup Meetup the first Wednesday of each month to exchange information and form a local community of startups, entrepreneurs, investors and mentors.
Project leader Kyle Cox, who also serves as Managing Director of ATP Fund, a seed-stage venture capital firm based in Austin, Texas stated that “Estes Park has human assets and capabilities that will allow us to create a successful, sustainable program.”
“This visit is about testing ideas for which types of businesses will benefit from the incubator program,” said Cox.” “We seek to design an incubator program that serves the needs of both existing businesses and potential startups that would benefit from Estes Park’s unique assets.”
Mike Freeman, chief executive of the Fort Collins-based Innosphere business incubator, is part of the project team, along with: Isaac Barchas, head of the Austin Technology Incubator; Ryan Field, research manager at ATI and lead researcher at LiveOak Venture Partners; and Jamie Rhodes, who founded the Central Texas Angel Network and the Association of Texas Angel Networks.
The ATP team also plans to meet with a newly formed local Angel Investor group which started as a result of the Business Incubator Project. If you are interested in being an Angel Investor or would like to learn more, please visit www.meetup.com/Estes-Park-Angel-Investing-Meetup. To sign up or learn more about the Estes Park Startup Meetup, visit www.meetup.com/Estes-Park-Startup-Meetup.
The Incubator project is being funded with the third and final portion of a $300,000 grant to the Town of Estes Park and the Estes Park EDC awarded in September 2014 from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration.