Your Vision. Our Future.

Innovate! Longmont is here to invest in our local entrepreneurs and add to the economic vitality of Longmont.

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Innovate! Longmont is an individualized business accelerator program for early stage startups with a mission of partnering with innovative entrepreneurs to help transform vision and passion into successful, scalable ventures that will strengthen our community’s economic health.

For Entrepreneurs

TRAINING
Improve your business skills with training and support in leadership, product development, financial modeling, branding and marketing, systems, and infrastructure.

MENTORING
Connect with industry experts for personalized coaching and mentoring sessions focused on filling gaps and achieving goals.

EXPOSURE
Get your business featured on Innovate! Longmont’s various media platforms and in front of a vast network of industry leaders, investors, advisors, peers, and alumni.

GROWTH
Receive continued support to grow and scale your business and insure its success, while also strengthening our community’s economic health.

FUNDING
Potentially receive an infusion of capital, with an available grant of UP TO $25,000 and support in pursuing additional Institutional or Venture Capital funding.

Build

Submit your Innovate! Longmont application.  

Work with the Longmont EDP, TinkerMill, Startup Longmont, and Boulder SBDC to design an individualized program to help get your idea or early stage startup ready to launch.

Launch

Pitch your ideas to the Innovate! Longmont Committee and potential investors for the opportunity to receive grant funding up to $25,000.

Receive helpful feedback from the Innovate! Longmont Committee to successfully launch your business.

Grow

Receive ongoing technical support and mentoring in order to grow your business.

Receive support in pursuing Institutional or Venture Capital funding, and potential investment by individual Innovate! Longmont funding partners

For Contributors

FUND
Donate funds to the Longmont Entrepreneurial Fund to support Innovate! Longmont. All financial contributions are fully tax deductible.

MENTOR
Make an impact by volunteering to mentor Innovate! Longmont entrepreneurs as they work to solve problems and help their startups launch, grow, and thrive

CONSULT
Provide in-kind consulting services and training for early stage entrepreneurs in your area of expertise. Needed services include legal, marketing, financial, product development, and more!

NETWORK
Grow your network of like-minded investors, entrepreneurs, and community-oriented business leaders while also helping local entrepreneurs build their support, investor, and customer networks

INVEST
Individuals supporting Innovate! Longmont may also decide to invest personal funds in a project introduced to them through the program.

Community

A rising tide lifts all ships.  Innovate! Longmont gives you the opportunity to provide philanthropic support to local entrepreneurial activity, the “tide” that lifts and strengthens our community through diversification and resiliency.

Ensure that Longmont is an ideal home for startups at all stages of development and recognized as a national center for entrepreneurship.

Opportunity

Get a first look at new innovation and startup investment opportunities through your work with Innovate! Longmont.

Identify potential future clients, customers, and partners for your business.

Become a leader in Longmont’s startup community.

Economy

Support job creation.  High growth startups account for up to 50% of new jobs created nationally.

Encourage resilience.  Communities with high concentrations of small, entrepreneurial businesses weather economic downturns better and come out of them more quickly.  98% of all companies in Longmont are businesses with less than 50 employees, making them significantly important to the economic strength of our community.

Reach Us

We’d love to answer any questions you may have about Innovate! Longmont.
630 15th Avenue, Suite 100A
Longmont, CO 80501
303-651-0128
contactus@innovatelongmont.org

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