About Us

About:

Innosphere Ventures is a science and technology incubator that accelerates business success of startups and emerging growth companies with an exclusive commercialization program, specialized office and laboratory facilities, and a seed stage venture capital fund.

The commercialization program focuses on ensuring companies are investor-ready, connecting founders with experienced advisors and early hires, making introductions to corporate partners, exit planning, and accelerating top line revenue growth. This is accomplished through efficient, personalized growth strategies that streamline each entrepreneur’s path to success.

Our Mission

Innosphere has been supporting startups for over 22 years and is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a strong mission to create jobs and grow Colorado’s entrepreneurship ecosystem. Innosphere creates long-term, regional economic impact by offering our clients access to a broad network of specialized resources.

We support motivated entrepreneurs in many B2B industries, including but not limited to:
◉ Bioscience, Medical Device, MedTech
◉ Energy, Advanced Materials, Cleantech
◉ Enterprise Software, Hardware, FinTech, Artificial Intelligence

MEET THE INNOSPHERE STAFF AND LEADERSHIP:

Mike Freeman – Chief Executive Officer

Scott Sampl – Chief Operating Officer

Emily Wilson – Director of Communications

Ben Walker – Program Director: Life Sciences

Tom Fuhr – Program Director: Castle Rock

Mark Gorham – Program Director: Cleantech

Timothy Jones – Analyst

Joanna (Joey) Money – Program Director: Boulder

Aziza Syed – Director of Real Estate and Facilities

Susan Strong – SAGE Program Director, Boulder

Bill Dieterich – SAGE Program Director, Fort Collins

MEET OUR RESEARCH ASSOCIATES:

Ryan Jones – Research Associate

Brooklyn Murphy – Research Associate

Brooke Landoch – Research Associate

Peyton Griffin -Marketing Associate

MEET THE VENTURES FUND TEAM:

Joey Davis – Innosphere Fund Principal

John Smith – Innosphere Fund II

FOSTERING INNOVATION

Innosphere is an impact organization, accelerating entrepreneurship and job creation.
In the last few years, Innosphere Client Companies have collectively achieved the following metrics.

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Graduated Companies

WE HAVE WORLD CLASS ACCELERATOR RECOURCES FOR SUCCESSFUL STARTUPS

  • Commercialization and Incubation Program

  • Venture Capital Fund

  • Office & Lab Facilities

THE INNOVATION ECOSYTEM AND PARTNERS

Our University Partners program provides Innosphere with ongoing high-quality deal flow. Innosphere works directly with the Technology Transfer Offices at each university to connect inventors and business drivers, facilitate introductions to corporate partners, turn startups & scaleups into viable businesses, and to advance technologies to commercialization.

As a 501 (c) 3, Innosphere Ventures relies heavily on our financial supporters. Major funders, or Funding Partners, enjoy a close relationship with the organization and typically have a seat on the board of directors. Innosphere’s funders are highly committed, with many having funded the organization over an extended period of time. For more information on the Funding Partner program contact Mike Freeman at mike@innosphere.org

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MEET INNOSPHERE VENTURE’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Susan Peterson Sturm
Innosphere Executive Committee/Board Member
Digital Energy Leader | Product Management | Cyber Security

DuWayne Peterson
Board Member
Innosphere Ventures Angel-in-Residence

John Leonard
Innosphere Executive Committee/Board Member
Fairfield & Woods, P.C.

Brian Zimbelman
Innosphere Executive Committee/Board Member
Crawley Ventures

Josh Birks
Innosphere Board Member and Northern Colorado Subcommittee Chair
City of Fort Collins, Economic Health Office

Kevin Cudney
Board Member
Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber and Schreck

William Vaughan
Board Member
Colorado School of Mines, TTO Director

Jim McGibney
Board Member
Estes Park EDC

Andrea Perdomo
Innosphere Executive Committee/Board Member
Network Catalyst – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategy & Programs at Techstars
Latina Entrepreneur | Strategist | Activist | Passionate about social impact

Frank Gray
President & CEO
Castle Rock Economic Development Corporation
Marcus Notheisen, Vice President, Castle Rock EDC

Dr. Alan Rudolph
Vice President for Research
Colorado State University

Todd Headley
Innosphere Executive Committee/Board Member
Colorado State University Ventures

Drew Mattox
Board Member
Plante Moran

Chris Christopher 
Board Member
Innosphere, SAGE

Jennifer Pinsonneault
Innosphere Executive Committee/Board Member
Senior Program Manager, City of Boulder
Yvette Bowden, Director of Community Vitality – City of Boulder

Tom Brook
CFO/COO, Denver South Economic Development Partnership

Brian Robinson
Innosphere Executive Committee/Board Member
Wealth Advisor

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