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.


Mike Freeman
CEO li

Scott Sampl
Director of Operations li

Tom Fuhr
Program Director – Castle Rock li

Timothy Jones
Analyst  li

Joanna (Joey) Money
Program Director – Boulder li

Aziza Syed
Director of Real Estate and Facilities li

Susan Strong
Program Director – Boulder li

Peyton Griffin
Marketing Associate li


Emily Wilson
Communications Director li

Ben Walker
Program Director – Life Sciences li

Mark Gorham
Program Director – Cleantech li

Joey Davis
Innosphere Fund Principal li

Brooklyn Murphy
Research Associate  li

Brooke Landoch
Research Associate  li

Ryan Jones
Research Associate  li

Board of Directors

Todd Headley
Innosphere Board Chair
Colorado State University Ventures

Brian Zimbelman
Board Member
Crawley Ventures

DuWayne Peterson
Board Member
Rockies Venture Club

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

Will Vaughan
Board Member
Colorado School of Mines, TTO Director

Jim McGibney
Board Member
Estes Park EDC

Doug Johnson
Board Member

Frank Gray
President & CEO
Castle Rock Economic Development Corporation

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

Kevin Cudney
Board Member
Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber and Schreck

Dr. Alan Rudolph
Vice President for Research
Colorado State University

Brian Zimbelman
Vice President for Research
Colorado State University

Drew Mattox
Board Member
Plante Moran

Chris Christopher 
Board Member
Innosphere, SAGE

Yvette Bowden 
Board Member
City of Boulder, Assistant City Manager and Director of Community Vitality

Tom Brook
CFO/COO, Denver South Economic Development Partnership

Brian Robinson
Wealth Advisor

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 located 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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