EPIIC Torch Grants

EPIIC Torch Grants Celebration

Spark the Springs

Spark the Springs is the first annual Torch Grants Celebration! The event will celebrate the recipients of the 2022 Torch Grants. The entrepreneurs are the first of many flames we hope to spark with Torch Grants in the coming years. Join us as we introduce the recipients of the 2022 Torch Grants and share our vision for the future.

Event Details

Date: October 12th, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: UCCS Berger Hall in University Center 

Keynote Speaker: James (Jim) Waldrop - Early-Stage Investor, Serial Entrepreneur, Mentor & Advisor


Business Casual Dress Code | Free Admission | Heavy Hors D'oeuvre and Drinks Provided

About the Torch Grants Program

The Torch Grants program is an El Pomar Institute for Innovation & Commercialization (EPIIC) initiative modeled on St. Louis, MO's hugely successful Arch Grants program.

Each Torch Grant includes a non-equity cash grant of $45,000 to ventures that have been selected by panels of judges. Recipients are required to establish their headquarters in Colorado Springs for at least one year following the distribution of funds. The Torch Grants only invests in ventures within the sports/outdoors, health innovation, and human performance industry cluster.