Innovate Longmont’s Startup Accelerator Now Accepting Applications


Contact Name:        Jessica Erickson, President/CEO                       
Organization:          Longmont Economic Development Partnership
Phone Number:      303-651-0128
Email:                      [email protected]

Contact Name:      Sergio R. Angeles, Director of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Organization:        Longmont Economic Development Partnership
Phone Number:    303-651-0128
Email:                    [email protected]

Longmont, Colo.: Innovate Longmont, a startup platform for entrepreneurs with innovative and transformative ideas, announced today that its Innovate Accelerator program is now accepting applications from local entrepreneurs.

The Innovate Accelerator is a personalized startup accelerator program for early stage innovative startups, helping entrepreneurs transform vision and passion into successful, scalable ventures. The Innovate Accelerator provides Longmont entrepreneurs with a unique curriculum, mentors, connections, support, and injections of capital to help build, launch and grow local startups.

The accelerator program focuses on five strategies including training, mentoring, funding, exposure, and growth. Innovate Accelerator participants will be connected to resources to improve their business skills through training and support in leadership, product development, financial modeling, branding and marketing, systems, and infrastructure. They will be provided access to industry experts for personalized coaching and mentoring sessions focused on filling gaps and achieving goals. Additionally, they are given the opportunity to apply for an infusion of capital through City of Longmont funded grants as their startup gains validation, traction, and growth.

Innovate Longmont has also formed global and local partnerships with organizations such as Google for Startups, IBM, HubSpot for Startups, the Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce, and more, to provide additional resources to Innovate Accelerator entrepreneurs and their startups.

Administration of the Innovate Longmont Accelerator is a public private partnership between Advance Longmont Partners Longmont Economic Development Partnership, City of Longmont, TinkerMill, Boulder County SBDC, Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce, and Startup Longmont.

Entrepreneurs interested in applying for the accelerator program may do so by visiting the Innovate Longmont website at
About Innovate Longmont: Innovate Longmont is a startup platform for entrepreneurs with innovative and transformative ideas. At Innovate Longmont, we invest in our local entrepreneurs by running accelerators, funding startups, and building innovative products in our in-house studio. Innovate Longmont is currently run and managed by the following organizations: Longmont EDP, City of Longmont, TinkerMill, Boulder SBDC, Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce, and Startup Longmont.

About Longmont Economic Development Partnership: Longmont Economic Development Partnership leads a comprehensive approach to building an economic ecosystem that not only supports, but champions, businesses and their owners. From world-famous brewers to smart manufacturing plants, specialized business catalysts to world-class research facilities, our businesses in Longmont build an economy that champions growth, prosperity, and inclusion. Our newly launched economic development strategy, Advance Longmont 2.0, focuses on quality job creation and business investment. We activate a powerful civic infrastructure that identifies problems, creates innovative solutions, and implements these programs across partner organizations. For us, Advance Longmont means doing it together.

A 501(c)6 non-profit organization founded in 1981, Longmont EDP is funded with both public and private dollars. More than 120 private sector businesses join the City of Longmont, Boulder County, and Platte River Power Authority as our economic partners.

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