Jake Rishavy
Jake Rishavy Executive Director + Mastermind

“Supporting these entrepreneurs gives me so much purpose. Through the Ascent Accelerator I get to witness formative memories in brand new relationships, happening in real time. Community and collaboration over competition. It’s now undeniable to me.” – Jake Rishavy

Jake Rishavy has led economic development organizations and initiatives in Colorado for more than a decade and currently leads the Chaffee County EDC. His previous work includes co-founding two Denver-based nonprofit entrepreneurial ecosystems: Prime Health, aimed at facilitating the growth of Colorado-based health tech companies; and the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance, facilitating public private partnerships to deploy emerging technology.

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