Epicentral was founded with the mission of becoming the local epicenter of entrepreneurship, business, and creativity in downtown Colorado Springs. Our aim was to create a space where risk was applauded, failure embraced, and success celebrated. We set out to build a local network of startups, mentors, and investors in the hopes of making the culture of our city one of openness, pride, innovation, and support. And with this vision, co-founders Lisa Tessarowicz and Hannah Parsons opened the doors to our first space in December 2011.
We provide connection through space and community to support our members and help their businesses succeed.
Our vision is to be a local epicenter of entrepreneurship, business, and creativity, which drives vibrancy downtown, elicits pride in Colorado Springs, and invigorates our city’s approach to economic development.
✓ The culture of Epicentral is one of openness, acceptance and support.
✓ We are a community that believes in connection, innovation, celebration, change, and personal investment.
✓ We believe that social interactions drive creativity and business by allowing us to discover new perspectives and opportunities.
✓ We believe a clear, spatial distinction between work and home can lead to better work-life balance.
✓ We believe entrepreneurs and small businesses are the key to job creation and economic well- being.
✓ We strive to be a platform for local change.
✓ We believe that in order to create change, people need time, space, and a supportive network.
✓ We take great pride in our city and will continue our work in “loss prevention” to ensure our city retains great people.
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415 N Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903