Accelerating entrepreneurship

and job creation.

About

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.

Staff

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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


Susan Strong
Boulder Director li


PJ Williams
Senior Associate li


Laura Brantley
Marketing Associate li


Jordyn Kopcow
Human Resource Associate li

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Emily Wilson
Communications Director li


Ben Walker
Life Sciences Program Director li


Mark Gorham
Cleantech Program Director li


Bud Michael
Director, Software & Hardware Programs li


Joey Davis
Innosphere Fund Principal li


Jakob Porter
Research Associate li


Erin Kopal
Research Associate li

Board of Directors

DuWayne Peterson
Innosphere Board Vice Chair
Angel-in-Residence

Brian Zimbelman
Board Member
Crawley Ventures

Steve Foster
Board Member
Convercent

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

Mike Scholl
Economic Development Manager
City of Loveland

Todd Headley
Innosphere Board Secretary
Colorado State University Ventures

Bob Clancy
Board Member
Guaranty Bank, Vice President

Will Vaughan
Board Member
Colorado School of Mines, TTO Director

Merc Mercure
Board Member
Entrepreneur

Doug Johnson
Innosphere Board Treasurer
TIGER 21

Frank Gray
President & CEO
Castle Rock Economic Development Corporation

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

Jeff Mihelich
Deputy City Manager
City of Fort Collins

Kevin Cudney
Board Member
Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber and Schreck

Dr. Alan Rudolph
Vice President for Research
Colorado State University

Todd Campbell
Board Member
First National Bank

Brent Hendricks
Board Member
Plante Moran

Chris Christopher 
Board Member
Innosphere, SAGE

Terri Fiez 
Vice Chancellor for Research
University of Colorado

Jane Brautigam 
Board Member
City of Boulder, City Manager

Tom Brook
CFO/COO, Denver South Economic Development Partnership

Brian Robinson
Wealth Advisor
Baird

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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