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Beck Venture Center

Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation 

Beck Venture Center

Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation 

Mines | Beck Venture Center

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Helping the Mines Community Build Companies

Welcome to the Beck Venture Center, where we provide support to alumni, faculty and students working on or in an early-stage company.  We offer a combination of programs, workshops and curated connections with mentors to provide guidance on business model development to increase the likelihood of successfully launching a new company.

We are building our startup community with opportunities for founders, mentors, fractional executives and investors.  Our goals are to:

  • Offer programs & support for building a viable business model
  • Strengthen our network of mentors and fractional executives
  • Build relationships with industry, academic, government and investment partners
  • Provide guidance on potential access to funding

How we can support you

We provide curated support based on company stage.

Concept (the idea stage or generated from a research project)
– Determine if there’s a problem worth solving
– Fast, inexpensive prototyping

Pretotype
– Fast, inexpensive method to test and learn if the proposed solution solves the problem
– Market opportunity assessment

Pre-Startup
– Demonstrate customer validation with pilot test or users
– Customer acquisition strategy
– Completion of business model

Startup
– Raise capital to fund commercialization & growth
– Build out management team

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Get Started 

Founders please tell us about your company and what type of support you need.

Mentors please tell us about your background and how you’d like to help build the Mines startup community.

Get Involved

Vist us in our new 3,500-square-foot temporary location 

1600 Jackson, Suite 110
Golden, CO 80401

Startup@mines.edu