Epicentral was founded with the mission of becoming the local epicenter of entrepreneurship, business, and creativity in downtown Colorado Springs. Our aim was to create a space where risk was applauded, failure embraced, and success celebrated. We set out to build a local network of startups, mentors, and investors in the hopes of making the culture of our city one of openness, pride, innovation, and support. And with this vision, co-founders Lisa Tessarowicz and Hannah Parsons opened the doors to our first space in December 2012.
Within two years, we had outgrown our space and moved to a new home at 415 N. Tejon St., expanding from a handful of members to a community of more than 100 strong. We’re a community that’s continually changing, growing, failing, and succeeding. What has remained the same is our desire to make Colorado Springs a better place to live, work, and stay. We hope you’ll join us.