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SCAPE extends application deadline

June 13, 2014

DURANGO, Colorado -The Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs (SCAPE) is accepting applications for its third program until June 20, 2014.

SCAPE’s objective is to support the creation and development of high growth, job creating companies in Southwest Colorado, by offering an Accelerator Program which provides funding, education and intense mentoring. Successful completion of the SCAPE program should provide these ventures the ability to enter markets and raise capital.

The program is supported by local investors and mentors as well as economic development organizations including the Region 9 Economic Development District, the La Plata Economic Development Alliance, Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC), as well as First Southwest Bank.

SCAPE runs two Accelerator Programs per year. Each company receives an equity investment to build their company, along with free office space. Most importantly, they receive valuable mentorship to help them address the specific challenges that they face in establishing and growing their company. At the end of the 4-month program the graduating finalists will present their investor presentations.

Whether your business is still in the idea phase, or established and needing help to grow to the next level, SCAPE is here to help! Please visit for more information and to apply.

Elizabeth Marsh
(970) 317-0880