Accelerating entrepreneurship

and job creation.


Innosphere’s mission: Accelerate job creation and entrepreneurship, and create long-term, regional economic impact by offering clients access to a broad network of specialized resources. This is accomplished through efficient, personalized growth strategies that streamline the entrepreneur’s path to success.

Innosphere, founded in 1999, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) startup incubator headquartered in Fort Collins with a satellite office in Denver and specialized facilities at Colorado State University. Innosphere supports highly motivated entrepreneurs working on innovations that matter in the industries of Health, Energy & Advanced Materials, and Enterprise Software & Hardware. Over the years, Innosphere has tracked a 75% success rate for client companies.

Innosphere has offices in Fort Collins, Boulder and Denver

University Partnerships

Innosphere partners with Colorado’s three major research universities to help bring university innovations to market. By working closely with university technology transfer offices, Innosphere matches the inventions to industry expertise for commercial assessment, develops commercialization strategies, facilitates licensing deals, and recruits the management teams capable of launching companies to commercialize the research.


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Mike Freeman
CEO li

Scott Sampl
Director of Operations li

Tom Fuhr
Program Manager-Castle Rock li

Aziza Syed
Education Program Coordinator li

PJ Williams
Senior Associate li

Laura Brantley
Marketing Associate li

Bud Michael
Director, Software & Hardware Programs li

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Emily Wilson
Communications Director li

Ben Walker
Life Sciences Program Director li

Mark Gorham
Cleantech Program Director li

Gili Elkin
ICI Fund General Partner li

Jakob Porter
Research Associate li

Susan Strong
Boulder Director li

Bob Johns
Director, Corporate Partnerships li

Executives in Residence

George Hayes
Executive in Residence, Health Care li

Dr. Ben Guiot
Executive in Residence, Chief Medical Officer

Board of Directors

DuWayne Peterson
Board Secretary
Colorado Angel Investors, Vice Chair
Innosphere, Angel-in-Residence

Brian Zimbelman
Board Member
Crawley Ventures

Steve Foster
Board Member
Connect13, LLC

Josh Birks
Board Member
City of Fort Collins, Economic Health Office

Dave Hoesing
Board Member
City of Loveland, Economic Development Department

Todd Headley
Board Member
Colorado State University Ventures

Bob Clancy
Board Member
Guaranty Bank and Trust Company, Vice President

Will Vaughan
Board Member
Colorado School of Mines, TTO Director

Merc Mercure
Board Member

John Leonard
Board Treasurer
Fairfield & Woods, P.C.

Darin Atteberry
Board Member
City of Fort Collins, City Manager

Kevin Cudney
Board Member
Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber and Schreck

Dr. Alan Rudolph
Board Member
Colorado State University, Vice President for Research (VPR) Office

Todd Campbell
Board Member
1st National Bank

Brent Hendricks
Board Member

Chris Christopher 
Board Member
Innosphere, SAGE

Terri Fiez 
Board Member
University of Colorado, Vice Chancellor for Research

Jane Brautigam 
Board Member
City of Boulder, City Manager

The Innosphere Building

Innosphere is lucky to have a state-of-the-art building located in north Fort Collins: 320 East Vine Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80524 (Map)

Parking: Innosphere holds many large events and parking is limited, so there is an overflow parking lot location just east of Innosphere behind the wooden fence.

Building snapshot:

  • LEED Platinum, 30,000+ square feet, 3-story building
  • Private laboratory space equipped with fume hoods
  • Shared printer and kitchen area
  • Small workout room, showers, and changing area
  • A variety of large and small meeting and conference spaces
  • Outside patio area with firepit
  • Secure bicycle pavilion, and access to Poudre River bike trail system

For information on leasing space at our headquarters in Fort Collins, click here.

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320 East Vine Drive, Suite 101
Fort Collins, Colorado 80524
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(970) 221-1301

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