History – Why Are We Doing This?
Colorado is a great place to live and work. There are many incredibly talented / successful individuals and high-technology businesses here in our community. Unfortunately, the perception outside our community is that not much is happening in Colorado. In short, Colorado gets no respect when it comes to high-technology companies (especially high-technology startups). We believe that there are two fundamental issues that need to be addressed:
- Need To Increase Awareness (what’s really going on here?)
- Need To Strengthen The Community (let’s get everyone together)
CXO Connect was started as a grass roots effort to address these issues. Our fundamental approach is to create a solid foundation that the high-technology community can build on. We don’t expect to be “the” answer to all of these issues. But we do want to make a difference (for the better).
Awareness – We are attempting to address this issue by compiling the most complete listing of high-technology businesses and individuals in Colorado. We are also building a list of venture capital firms, related partner companies, and entrepreneurial resources available to the high-technology community in Colorado.
Community – Once we raise awareness, we can then start to raise the level of community spirit. Our goal is for everyone in the high-technology community to know (hopefully firsthand) everyone else in the high-technology community.
CXO Connect was founded in 2002 (as the Technology Startup Board) and is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado.