Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network Update

Dear SFC Friends and Supporters,

The Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network (BEN) in Colorado, which is hosted by Silicon Flatirons Center at the University of Colorado, continues to develop momentum and make an impact since its spring 2014 launch. To explain how the Network – which involves hundreds of enthusiastic individuals – operates and to articulate why it is an important part of the Colorado entrepreneurial ecosystem, we have assembled the Impact Report linked below.

I invite you to read the linked report to learn more about BEN Colorado. In just a short period of time, the Network has grown by leaps and bounds; that growth is a tribute, first and foremost, to the depth of the entrepreneurial community’s support for this initiative. As we move into year 2, we look forward to continuing to raise the bar for ourselves, connecting with Colorado’s talented entrepreneurs and supporting our most promising companies. If you want to get involved in BEN Colorado, please don’t hesitate to email me at

With our Founding Executive Director, JB Holston, moving on after his great work on the launch of BEN Colorado, we are now currently seeking a new Executive Director. The job announcement and process for applying can be found HERE. We welcome your help in spreading the word to potential applicants. This is an exciting opportunity for a person who can lead the Network and spur even more effective collaboration in Colorado’s entrepreneurial community.

Phil Weiser
Executive Director
Silicon Flatirons Center

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