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New tenants enter The Hatchery

August 8, 2014

The second cohort of student-founded companies moved into the Colorado State University Hatchery at Rocky Mountain Innosphere, Northern Colorado’s premier business incubator, on June 1, 2014.

Hatchery tenants are all graduates of the Venture Accelerator Immersion Lab in the CSU College of Business, a 16-week course in the Institute of Entrepreneurship.

“The mission of the Accelerator program is to educate students by providing real-life experiences, connection to resources, and funding opportunities with the ultimate goal of creating self-sustaining ventures,” explained Charisse Bowen, director of the Institute. “The Hatchery extends the support we can provide to some of the most promising businesses.”

The new Hatchery companies are:deYrd (pronounced D-Wired), a producer of easy-to-use wireless ear buds;  Greyfall Training, dedicated to providing survival training to individuals as well as consulting to law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs and federal agencies; TurfToes Sandal Co., which makes flip-flops that recreate the sensation of walking barefoot through grass; Tadpole Pedicabs; and Living Ink Technologies, which “prints” greeting cards with blooming algae in a rainbow of colors.

In this video, we talk to some Hatchery tenants about what it means to be working alongside the entrepreneurs in the Innosphere.

For more information, go to the CSU College of Business website.