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Colorado Springs Movers & Shakers: Rebecca Decker

Rebecca “Becca” Decker, DBA, PMP, recently joined the Southern Colorado Technology Alliance and Catalyst Campus as the marketing and business engagement manager. Decker launched her career as an imagery analyst and mission planner for the U-2 mission while serving in the U.S. Air Force, which led to jobs with Boeing, BAE Systems, Booz Allen Hamilton and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems …

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Three Colorado Springs arts and business leaders recognized at lunch

Arts supporters in the business world were honored Friday for their support of and contribution to the city’s creative sector at the ninth annual Business and Arts Lunch at The Antlers hotel. The event honored Zeezo’s for philanthropy and Catalyst Campus for creative workspace. Jerome Ajavon was dubbed a business leader for the arts. The awards are sponsored by COPPeR, …

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Downtown Partnership puts its stars on display

Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs on Tuesday announced the winners of this year’s Downtown Star awards at the organization’s annual breakfast at The Antlers. Honorees include Lyn Harwell, chef and founder of Seeds Community Cafe; the Catalyst Campus for Technology & Innovation (accepted by executive director Ingrid Richter); and Ray Tefertiller, director of the new Urban Planning Division within the …

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Ted Rayburn: Startup Week gives Colorado Springs an edge

January may be the beginning of the calendar year, but I’ve always felt that fall is when most interesting things get started. On the heels of the slow, sleepy summer, this time of year is when things get interesting: school, football and thinking about the holidays. It’s also a great time to think about starting a new enterprise. This week, …

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Miller leads tech transfer at Catalyst Campus

social-sharing-top Erin Miller was born in California and moved with her parents to Colorado when she was a child. She grew up in the Denver area and, after high school, decided she wanted to do something different from her classmates — so she moved to Colorado Springs. Today, the 31-year-old is the managing director and technology transfer program manager at …

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Jeremy Shirley: Catalyst for co-working

social-sharing-top Jeremy Shirley has watched Catalyst Campus grow from just a simple idea to a full-fledged co-working building, with companies filling the space nearly as fast as it can be renovated and completed. The 24-year-old UCCS graduate can discuss in detail the history of the historic campus — the break room still boasts the original ticket counter from the train …

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Catalyst’s Richter wins Accolades

social-sharing-top Every year, the Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce recognizes a business leader who is making changes in Colorado Springs. This year, that person was Ingrid Richter of the Catalyst Campus. As economic development director of the campus, Richter was responsible for implementing owner Kevin O’Neil’s vision for a comprehensive campus that would include technology transfer, research and development, economic activity …

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Groups look to make Colorado Springs a fertile place for tech businesses to grow

Colorado Springs business leaders are working to woo high-tech startups with new programs after a survey showed entrepreneurs may be souring on a city once known as “Silicon Mountain.” Colorado Springs still has plenty of tech, with a strong aerospace sector and burgeoning cybersecurity companies like Root9B, which was ranked this year as the nation’s top company in that field. …

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Catalyst Campus up and running

Local leaders, state representatives and industry partners gathered Tuesday at the up-and-coming tech enterprise Catalyst Campus to celebrate its grand opening and hear more on the impact its developments will have in Colorado Springs and across the state. Business and civic supporters attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony, technology tour and open house at 555-559 E. Pikes Peak Ave., and listened to …

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Tech campus ‘a new chapter’ for Colorado Springs

The old is making way for the new in downtown Colorado Springs. With the snip of a ceremonial ribbon at Tuesday’s official opening of the Catalyst Campus for Innovation and Technology, what was once the early 20th century-era Santa Fe railroad station became one of several buildings that will house a coalition of startups at work on the latest developments …