October 12, 2022    

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

What is Spark the Springs?

  • Spark the Springs is the first annual Torch Grants Celebration! During this time, we will be celebrating entrepreneurship in the Colorado Springs community. In August of 2022 we gave away three $50,000 Torch Grants to promising young entrepreneurs. These entrepreneurs are the first of many flames we hope to spark with our Torch Grants. Join us as we introduce these recipients to the community and share our vision for the future.

What are Torch Grants?

  • Torch Grants are an initiative modeled off the largely successful Arch Grants in St. Louis, MI. Each Torch Grant is comprised of a $50,000 non-equity grant, with each recipient being required to headquarter in Colorado Springs for at least 1 year after distribution of funds. Torch Grants seeks ventures with a focus on sports/outdoors, health innovation, or human performance. Allowing an establishment of an industry cluster closely aligning with established firms and our cities natural amenities. With the intent of attracting venture capital, talent, and other ventures while helping prop up the local economy.

Spark the Springs Event Information

  • Date: October 12th, 2022
  • Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Location: UCCS- Berger Hall in University Center (1420 Austin Bluffs Blvd, Colorado Springs 80918)
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Admission: Free
  • Heavy hors d’oeuvre and drinks provided


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