Our accelerator is a unique mentor-driven program that pairs early stage businesses with world-class mentors, advisors, and investors. Currently, five businesses are undergoing 12+ weeks of acceleration programming, mentorship, and training, culminating in a “Trout Tank” pitch day to investors from across Colorado and beyond.

MEET COHORT UNO

Our first team of 5 businesses and watch as their stories unfold throughout our 12 week program.

 Mark and Ali Drucker opened First Ascent Coffee Roasters in 2014, introducing single-origin specialty coffee to Crested Butte, CO and they are currently creating a spin-off business to freeze-dry their unique brews into a single-serving gourmet product that can be served in the backcountry or otherwise on the go.

Tyligent Industries produces a line of forced air-drying systems designed to dry and reduce bacteria build up in outdoor garments and equipment.  Our drying systems are translatable to every outdoor and athletic pursuit including commercial and defense applications, all while enhancing user comfort and minimizing downtime.

At Cornerstone of Imagination, our core focus is to bring peace of mind, fairness, and simplicity to the difficult task of pricing professional services, with an emphasis on up-front pricing..  Our cloud-based pricing software is a real-time pricing and negotiation tool designed to bring a value-priced perspective to the development of client solutions.

The Kitchen Project provides a creative and nurturing space for people to come together around food and community by supporting small food business development and sustainable nutrition.  This space offers rentable commercial kitchen facilities for members, start-up support for new food products, and cooking and nutrition classes for a wide array of interests.

Savvy is a service that connects college students with trained advisers for support in figuring out life’s everyday challenges via text.   Using the format they’re most comfortable with, students receive immediate and anonymous support that empowers them to solve problems and helps them stay in school.

MEET OUR MENTORS

Our program is nothing without the intellectual capital of our mentors and supporters with diverse backgrounds and a passion for startups.

ANTHONY POPONI

ANTHONY RUSSO

ART TREZISE

BRUCE ECKELS

DAVE APRON

DAVE PETERSON

HEATHER HUGHES

JEFF MOFFETT

JEFF SCHWARTZ

JEFF SCOTT

JIM HARRISS

JOE BOB MERRITT

JOHN ANGELO

KONRAD KRAULAND

KRIS GAYER

KYLE O’DEA

LINDSEY SCHAUER

MARY BURT

NICK CAYOU

PAUL TAME

RALPH HANKE

ROBERT HANACEK

STAN WEIL

TOM BURGGRAFF

TRISH THIBIDO

MOLLY KOCIALSKI

Schedule

ICELAB 2017 COHORT

 Pre-acceleration workshops 6 pm, May 5, 2017 @ the ICELab in Gunnison

6 pm, May 11, 2017 @ CB’s Tavern in Delta

6 pm, May 12, 2017 @ The Hive in Paonia

Applications Close June 1, 2017
Program Start Date August 14, 2017
Pitch Day @ Western November 6, 2017

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2018 Accelerator Applications not yet open. Email delaney@icelab.co for details.