Creating Opportunity through Community.


Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network (BEN for short) strengthens Colorado’s expanding scale-up ecosystem by connecting high growth companies with successful entrepreneurs and community members.

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Steering Committee

Blackstone Entrepreneurs

Network Advisors

Network Companies




Why Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network —


Curated Connections

We curate resources and relationships for Colorado companies and CEOs in support of their growth goals. We work to make the right connection to the right resource, and we do it at the right time for your business.



Scale-up companies continue to grow and start-ups continue to emerge in Colorado. This healthy and thriving ecosystem wouldn’t be possible without the support of a collaborative group of entrepreneurs. We build a give-first community where our members are inspired to share their time and expertise with each other.


Peer-to-Peer Value

The members of our network are proven entrepreneurs who serve together and invest in each other's success. We build relationships based on shared experiences, interests, or needs.

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Thank you to our Innovation Partners —

Innovation Partners are organizations that support the work of the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network Colorado. Our partners are committed to giving first in support of Colorado's entrepreneurs. 

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What People are Saying —

BEN has been extraordinary to me personally and TRELORA. The very powerful and tight-knit group of business and community-minded leaders has opened many doors to new ideas, relationships, and opportunities. This group has a burning desire to drive huge impact into the CEOs and their businesses. I am grateful for BEN!
— Joshua Hunt, Founder & Co-CEO at TRELORA
We became an official BEN Member the end of 2017. Such a joy! I’ve continued to participate and gain value from all the BEN sessions, CTLF, and CCTW events. These events help cultivate community, deliver valuable content, and build strong relationships. The BEN Advisors are all smart, professional people, and bring great knowledge to help think through important topics and challenges all businesses experience. I’m looking forward to being a future advisor for the BEN Community one day.
— Jon Hernandez, CEO at PeakMed
As an Advisor and Steering Committee Member with the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network, I’ve had the opportunity to engage and interact with many entrepreneurs in other industries around Colorado that I would not have otherwise connected with. These entrepreneurs are running great businesses that are scaling up dramatically, and the ability to learn from them, and help them based on the experience I’ve had in the tech industry has been very rewarding.
— Brad Feld, Managing director at Foundry Group
BEN Colorado has brought together a powerful group of Colorado’s most successful entrepreneurs from across our state to support and promote the scale-up ecosystem. The ongoing investment in our community will continue to make Colorado the ideal home for start-ups and scale-ups alike.
— John Hickenlooper, Governor