News & Updates from SCAPE

News, Updates and What's Happening with SCAPE

Toast – Have Wine, Will Travel
November 3, 2017

Toast, a mobile lounge, allows you to belly up to the bar when Carol Clark’s mobile lounge rolls into yo …

Distributed Energy Strategies wants to replace rem …
September 3, 2017

Solar power is a cost-effective way to replace many miles of expensive power lines stretching out to the remot …

ApresActive brings augmented reality into app for …
September 2, 2017

Plenty of mobile phone apps will track your outdoor activity, but ApresActive creates a photo to show your fri …

Toast looks to scale its business to license more …
September 1, 2017

Toast, a mobile lounge, started serving up drinks three years ago, and now its founder plans to license the co …

MUNIRevs wants to solve vacation rental tax proble …
September 1, 2017

Vacation rentals advertised on Airbnb and other online sites often operate without paying taxes, but MUNIRevs …

Zuke’s founder shares challenges at SCAPE’s in …
September 1, 2017

The founder of Durango company Zuke’s Natural Dog Treats shared personal challenges and encouragement at a s …

Students Win Cash at Hawk Tank Business Plan Conte …
May 18, 2017

Fort Lewis College students and recent alumni tried to sell the judges on diamond infused hair products, dehyd …

Durango High School Team Goes to Go Code Colorado
May 18, 2017

An app developed by Durango High School students will go up against ideas developed by professionals during th …

IT is IN
May 18, 2017

Tired of waiting tables or suffering through a passionless job? Want to make $$$ and still have plenty of time …

Announcing the 2017 SCAPE Companies!
March 23, 2017

AprèsActive is an outdoor adventure mixed reality software company – engaging technology, environment, …

Alliance Report – Essentials for Startups (V …
March 23, 2017

Elizabeth Marsh knows something about starting a business: as Executive Director of the Southwest Colorado Acc …

Productivity analytics firm GitPrime names Prosper …
March 23, 2017

GitPrime is bringing on a seasoned industry executive to help guide the company through the next stage of its …

Easton LaChappelle – Prosthetics Pioneer
November 8, 2016

At an age when he was expected to be picking out his prom outfit, young visionary Easton LaChappelle was darin …

Incubating Jobs in Durango (Video)
November 8, 2016

10 companies and 26 jobs have been created in southwest Colorado during the past two years, thanks in part to …

Hawk Tank: Fort Lewis College Business Plan Compet …
November 8, 2016

Your fledgling business idea could earn you $5,000 in this year’s Hawk Tank Business Plan Competition hosted …

Startups to Watch: GitPrime
November 8, 2016

A growing number of cloud startups are looking to disrupt industries ranging from landscaping to video streami …

Tea Company Leaps From College Contest to Accelera …
November 8, 2016

After proving their start-up skills at Hawk Tank, a Fort Lewis College contest, The Maté Exchange team refine …

Entrepreneur Develops Cattle Health-Tracking Syste …
November 8, 2016

An Australian entrepreneur, now based in Durango, wants to change the way cattle herds are managed with health …

E.P.I.C. Magazine to License New Publications
November 8, 2016

Readers of E.P.I.C Magazine have asked the founders to launch it outside of Durango, and so this year they are …

New Business To Be the Uber of Elder Care
November 8, 2016

Holly Shure and Jan Phillips think of their business, the Elder Friends Network, as the Uber of elder care. It …

Entrepreneur Plans to Manufacture Trimmers in Bayf …
November 8, 2016

When Terry Sandefur left the corporate world, he realized he wanted sell his inventions. Terry Sandefur, found …

Shark Tank Durango – SCAPE Gives Local Entre …
November 8, 2016

According to the Small Business Administration, almost half of new businesses fail in the first year. Consider …

Southwest Colorado Benefits from Unique Program to …
November 8, 2016

Imaginative entrepreneurs are at work in Southwest Colorado, from elder care – a hire-a-companion program to …

These Entrepreneurs Turned Their Love of Dogs Into …
November 8, 2016

The Craft Ruff Puppies collars exhibit a very of-the-moment, handcrafted aesthetic that speaks to the co-found …

2016 SCAPE Startup Showcase
July 19, 2016

2016 SCAPE Startup Showcase and and Investor Social Thursday, August 18, 2016 2:00 – 6:30 pm Fort Lewis …

Economic Impact
June 6, 2016

*10 graduated companies* 5 companies in current class* $3,020,000 capital raised * 40 jobs created * 7 Interns …

National Attention to SCAPE Companies!
June 6, 2016

Our companies are receiving national recognition and have been featured in * Cadillac Commercials* Modern Fami …

Fort Lewis College Hawk Tank Winner Joins Program
June 6, 2016

SCAPE is proud to support the Fort Lewis College Hawk Tank Business plan competition, and to bring the winner, …

2016 Companies
June 6, 2016

SCAPE received a record number of applications for the 2016 session! CattleFit, Elder Friends Network, Epic Ma …

Wolgamott named Economic Development Leader of the …
December 8, 2015

John Wolgamott, a local entrepreneur, was recently named the Economic Development Leader of the Year by the Re …

Application Open and SBA Innovate HER Competition
September 18, 2015

The application for the 2016 session of SCAPE is officially open!  Learn more under the ‘apply’ s …

Showcase and Investor Social huge success!
September 18, 2015

We are honored that Marc Nager, the Chief Community Officers of Techstars spoke at our Startup Showcase.  Ove …

Start Up Showcase and Investor Social Registration
August 4, 2015

SCAPE Start Up Showcase and Investor Gala Please download the above invitation to register for the events on F …

New Promotional Video
July 30, 2015

Check out SCAPE’s new video https://vimeo.com/133163211

SCAPE Named Enterprise Zone project
July 29, 2015

SCAPE was recently named an Enterprise Zone Contribution Project.  This designation allows all donor contribu …

SCAPE Investment Fund I LP raises $230,000
July 29, 2015

Local Angel Investors and Economic Development groups have raised $230,000 through the new SCAPE Investment Fu …

SCAPE Companies raise $1,455,000
July 29, 2015

A significant amount of equity has been raised by the companies to grow their businesses.  This is a great ac …

Unlimited Tomorrow joins SCAPE
July 29, 2015

SCAPE is proud to welcome Unlimited Tomorrow to the 2015 class! www.unlimitedtomorrow.com

2015 Cohort of Companies Announced!
February 20, 2015

The Companies invited into the 2015 Session of SCAPE are: American Southwest Market, affiliated with the blog …

SCAPE recieves $5000 City of Durango Grant
February 20, 2015

The City of Durango awarded SCAPE a $5000 Economic Development Block grant to help the accelerator grow more l …

SCAPE Graduates New Hat Baking
February 20, 2015

Amber Davis began New Hat Baking to fill the need for delicious gluten free products after her son was diagnos …

SCAPE Awarded 501 C 3 Status
February 20, 2015

SCAPE is now officially exempt from Federal income tax and Charitable Contributions are deductible to donors.

SCAPE Accepting Applications for January Program!
November 7, 2014

SCAPE accepting applications for January 2015 Session  DURANGO, Colorado -The Southwest Colorado Accelerator …

SCAPE receives $60,000 RBEG Grant
November 6, 2014

Region 9 receives $60K from USDA for SCAPE The Region 9 Economic Development District of SW Colorado, Inc. has …

SCAPE Founders honored with award
November 6, 2014

SCAPE co-founders named Economic Development Leaders of the Year Gary Masner and Jim Mackay have been jointly …

“Angel” investors to hear SCAPE graduate pitch …
November 6, 2014

Investors and economic development officials will meet tonight at Durango Mountain Resort to hear pitches from …

Region 9 Wins Award for SCAPE Support
September 29, 2014

Region 9 Economic Development District of SW Colorado received the 2014 Innovation Award from the National Ass …

Business leaders see commerce brightening
June 11, 2014

Check out this article in the Durango Herald about business development in the area and SCAPE’s role  …

Profiling our SCAPE 2 companies
March 19, 2014

Have a look at this writeup in The Durango Herald about the companies that are in the SCAPE TWO program.

Please welcome SCAPE’s ‘new’ dir …
March 19, 2014

OK, we are a little late posting this, but that doesn’t mean that we aren’t excited about having E …

Investor Day Was A Hit
November 6, 2013

On November 4th the first graduates of SCAPE had the chance to meet with potential investors. There were about …

SCAPE in the news
November 4, 2013

Inside Durango TV had some great coverage of SCAPE last week. Enjoy! [embedplusvideo height=”360″ …

Join Us! SCAPE Investor Day November 4th
October 25, 2013

Please join us for SCAPE’s Investor Day on November 4, 2013 at the Durango Art Center 802 East Second Ave, D …

Meet The SCAPE ONE Companies
October 25, 2013

ReBill ReBill is the recurring billing platform that will simplify payments for small businesses and their cus …

Press Release – SCAPE Opens Applications for …
October 1, 2013

Applications now open for SCAPE, so please join us for Applicants Night to learn more. The Southwest Colorado …

Imporant Upcoming Dates
June 4, 2013

May 5 – SCAPE 2 Grad and Pitch Day @DAC May 1 – Applications open for SCAPE 3 May 8 – SCAPE …

Press Release June 4/13
April 13, 2013

SCAPE issued a Press Release today, announcing that we are now accepting applicants for the first Program. SCA …