ID8 Nation Tells Denver’s Story of Entrepreneurship

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In-depth coverage of the region’s startup scene adds to the Kauffman Foundation’s digital portfolio of profiled entrepreneurial ecosystems across America

In content released today, ID8 Nation reports on the unique entrepreneurial landscape that continues to evolve in Denver as part of an in-depth series on the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s website and digital magazine.

In this issue and on the web, ID8 Nation shows what startup activists, educators, economic developers, planners and anyone interested in entrepreneurship can learn from Denver’s burgeoning startup scene.

The ID8 Nation Denver issue looks at how the Mile High City is quietly building one of the most dynamic entrepreneurial scenes in the country, one that is getting attention nationwide. Containing 14 feature articles, five national trend columns and five short documentary videos, this issue takes a look at how entrepreneurs in Denver have built collaborative relationships with local and state government, and it takes a deep dive into the fabric of Denver’s startup tapestry.

ID8 Nation spent time with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, a former entrepreneur who translated his startup expertise to governing, first with the city of Denver and now the state of Colorado. ID8 Nation also checked in with nationally known startup guru Brad Feld, one of the most respected entrepreneurship leaders in the country. The content released today also features an article by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Nick Chiles, who delved into the Hispanic startup scene in Denver.

ID8 Nation, an exploration of the unique entrepreneurial environments in cities across America, chose Denver as its fifth featured city. ID8 Nation’s editorial team visited Denver to meet with influential entrepreneurs, city experts and investors and uncovered how capital, talent, education, lifestyle, culture and government affect its ecosystem. The Research Triangle, Seattle, Pittsburgh and San Diego also have been featured; that coverage can be found at and on the ID8 Nation app. Miami will be featured in the next issue, and research into that entrepreneurial ecosystem is already under way.

ID8 Nation is a finalist for the Best Brand Digital Magazine honor at the Digiday Content Marketing Awards, which recognize overall excellence and breakthrough achievement in content marketing.

Interact with ID8 Nation
Entrepreneurially minded people can engage with ID8 Nation on Twitter at @ID8Nation, on and through multichannel hashtag #ID8Nation.

A full content guide and slate of high-resolution images are available here. Please use this link to access the ID8 Nation Communication Toolbox, which houses logos, overviews and links to videos.

About the Kauffman Foundation
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private, nonpartisan foundation that aims to foster economic independence by advancing educational achievement and entrepreneurial success. Founded by late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman, the Foundation is based in Kansas City, Mo., and has approximately $2 billion in assets. For more information, visit, and follow the Foundation on and

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