Join the Central Mountain Ascent winter ‘24 accelerator cohort! 

Are you leading a business poised for growth in Colorado’s Central Mountains? Do you have the desire and passion to take your company and team to the next level? We’re seeking the best businesses and ideas in the Central Mountain region to participate in an innovative new eight-week business growth program.

Backed by some of the best business minds in Colorado and beyond, participants in our winter 2022 cohort will experience a level of startup and scaleup support that has never existed in the Central Mountains business community. Until now. 

Over eight weeks, participating companies will receive highly targeted free consulting from elite business executives and trainers, covering current best practices ranging from business growth strategies and lean startup methodology to legal, funding, accounting and taxes, intellectual property, real estate, and human resources. 



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How it Works

This exciting new approach to facilitating business growth in the Central Mountains begins with a quick, free online application process. After a selection process, participant companies will come together for the next twelve weeks, 3 hours per week, building community and a network of support as they engage in group training with our industry experts and partners. An additional one or two hours a week will be devoted to engaging 1:1 with those and other experts diving deep into the specific business challenges of each participating team. 

The program culminates with a high-profile Demo Day at our Central Mountain Ideas Fest event in the Spring. There, each cohort company will pitch their progress and potential to a room of investors, partners, advisors, and community leaders from across Colorado and the country. Beyond the demo day, the Central Mountain Entrepreneurs team will continue to provide targeted support and promotion to drive business growth past the finish line. 

Key Dates

  • Application Period: Dec 1 to Jan 1

  • Ascent Pre-Work: Jan 1 to Feb 1

  • Ascent Accelerator: Feb 1 to Mar 31

  • Ascent Launch Party:  Feb 1

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What You’ll Learn

  • Lean Startup Methodology

  • Legal 

  • Funding 

  • Accounting

  • Taxes 

  • IP 

  • Real Estate

  • Business Strategy

  • Employment/Human Resources

How to Apply

Simply complete your application by clicking the button below before Jan 7th to be considered for participation in our Winter Cohort. Be sure to submit early for best consideration, and share with us why the group should be excited about your potential to grow and contribute in the Central Mountains! 

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