We connect innovative entrepreneurs and businesses with experienced mentors, managers, tools, and resources to accelerate the development and success of Colorado businesses.

We envision Colorado Springs as a nationally-recognized nexus for starting and growing the next wave of scalable, world-changing businesses.  As a non-profit organization, we focus upon mentoring and assisting entrepreneurs build scalable companies and bring their products and services successfully to market.    

We deliver the business experience and resources entrepreneurs need.  Led by Dr. Ric Denton, a veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur with extensive experience in taking early stage companies from concept to multi-million dollar businesses, the RMIP team and our extensive local and international network provide a comprehensive array of services, including access to local, national, and international business resources.  RMIP has been designed from the ground up to help entrepreneurs accelerate innovation and company growth. 

“Ric Denton, CEO of Rocky Mountain Innovation Partners, has always had an open door to me as I have explored several ventures. My current venture in vertical turbines for power generation looks very promising, and I’m very appreciative of the guidance I’ve received from Ric pro bono (he has never accepted payment for his invaluable advice, insisting that he just wants me to succeed) on how to proceed. ”                             -- Pat Conarro

Angel investors, accredited investors, and other sources of startup and business expansion capital can be critical for entrepreneurs growing their ventures.  For qualifying companies, we provide access to early-stage capital through organizations including the High Altitude Investors (HAI), Rockies Venture Club, and other investor groups/individuals.  RMIP also advises entrepreneurs seeking working capital from state governments, economic development coalitions, commercial banks and other investors.  Regardless of funding source, RMIP can help you posture your business to successfully win working capital and take your venture to the next level.


Manufacturers Edge and RMIP, having complementary missions, joined in a Memorandum of Understanding to advance Colorado businesses and the Colorado business ecosystem.
The United States Air Force Academy and RMIP are working together on a Partnership Intermediary Agreement to expand the transfer of USAFA technologies to industry and entrepreneurial enterprises.
The Pikes Peak Enterprise Zone and RMIP operate under a Memorandum of Understanding for the purpose of implementing the economic development plan of the El Paso County Enterprise Zone Development Plan.
Colorado Springs Utilities and RMIP work under a Partnership Agreement to drive energy market transformation in the Rocky Mountain Region through education and mentoring, providing commercialization opportunities.