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SCAPE accepting applications for Next Session!

May 06, 2014

DURANGO, Colorado -The Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program For Entrepreneurs (SCAPE) is accepting applications for its third program during the month of May 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, and 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.

Please visit for more information and to apply. An Open House for applicants to learn more about the program; visit with SCAPE graduates, mentors, and staff will be on May 8, 2013 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the SCAPE office – 1211 Main Avenue #1. Please RSVP to if you will be attending.

Elizabeth Marsh
(970) 317-0880