Last Friday we hosted our Central Mountain Ascent launch party to introduce the ten businesses who have been accepted into our new accelerator program. You can get to know the 2022 Cohort HERE!

We’d like to send a HUGE shoutout to our presenting sponsor Collegiate Peaks Bank for believing in our organization and these purpose-driven businesses that are making a big impact in our community. We’d also like to thank the many event sponsors who helped make the night so special!

THANK YOU TO ALL OF THESE SPONSORS! Collegiate Peaks Bank, Elevation Brewing, Eddyline Brewery, The Trailhead, Monarch MountainDeerhammer Distillery, Wood’s Distillery, City of Salida, Poncha Springs, The Town of Buena Vista, Chaffee County, Kenneth King Foundation, Kalamatapit, Sweetie’s Sandwich Shop

Special thanks to David Curtis at 50West Productions for filming our cohort spotlights and Catherine Eichel Photography for capturing our launch event.

{Central Mountain Ascent Launch Event | EDC Annual Meeting}


{Central Mountain Ascent Launch Event | Presentation featuring Keynote Speaker Peter Adams}


{Central Mountain Ascent Launch Event | Afterparty featuring live music by the Ascent House Band!}