Young companies need capital to develop their product or service. At the Innovation Center of the Rockies, we balance the financial needs of the firm with the long-term goals of the management team when developing a financing strategy for one of our clients. This strategy could be a mix of equity capital, internal funds, debt and grant funding.
The Innovation Center of the Rockies maintains an informal network of investors interested in opportunities emerging from the University of Colorado, the Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University and pre-screened, local early stage companies.
Our Angels contribute more than their financial resources, often it is their experience that proves to be the most valuable. The Innovation Center of the Rockies provides Angels with the opportunity; to help clients prepare for fund raising and refine their story, to join the team in a key management position and to provide commercialization advice to early stage technologies emerging from the University setting. Please see our Advising page for more information.
The Innovation Center of the Rockies has developed a pitch prep process to prepare you and your firm for outside capital and the capital raising process. It starts with you and the goals you have for the firm. We’ll provide honest feedback around your chances of locating capital and discuss what we believe to be your available options.
One option is to become a Innovation Center of the Rockies client and go through the pitch prep process. Please click here for more info and a detailed description of the Pitch Prep steps.
The Innovation Center of the Rockies' normal client fees apply. We do not take equity in our clients or charge success fees.
We’ve organized some of the best resources around to prepare our clients for outside capital. Please see the Innovation Center of the Rockies' Equity Investment resources page for a list of resources.