Support the village: Have an impact

Building a thriving startup community takes huge amounts of energy and resources, but it’s totally worth it. When people startup, they ignite the community, strengthen the economy, create jobs, and we all benefit. When you support Peak Startup*, you’re helping to ensure the community stays strong and that we keep our events and services at low or no cost to the public.


   Enterprise Zone Donations: Your gift of $250 or more could earn you tax credits of up to 60%.

Yes, truly a gift that gives both ways.

Uncle Sam and the state of Colorado provide extra tax benefits to our eligible donors because Peak Startup*, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit, is a contribution project of the El Paso County Enterprise Zone. The Enterprise Zone (EZ) contribution tax credit was created to encourage taxpayers to give more generously to organizations that benefit our community… eh hem, Peak Startup. 

Because of our EZ status, donors who give $250 or more receive an additional 25% tax savings beyond existing state and federal charitable tax deductions. The chart to the right illustrates how a large part of your donation comes back to you in various tax credits and deductions to significantly reduce the after-tax cost of your donation.

In most cases. Please consult with your tax accountant. In-kind and gifts of stock are eligible for a 12.5% tax credit.

 Use the EZone following these steps:

1.  Write a check payable to “El Paso County Enterprise Zone.” Your donation must be at least $250 to qualify.

2.  In the memo line, write “Peak Startup” as well as the last four digits of your social security number if making a personal donation or your company’s EIN number if making a corporate donation.

3.  Mail the check to Peak Startup  at 415 N. Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

4.  After processing, the EZ Administrator will mail you the Colorado tax credit certificate for use in filing your Colorado income tax return.


If you have questions about the Enterprise Zone donations , please email


   Online Donations: Quick, convnient, and secure.

*Please note that Peak Startup’s legal name is Peak Venture Group and online donations will be notated as such.


   AmazonSmileAmazon Donates When You Shop

Another way to contribute: You shop. Amazon gives… say what!!?
AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Peak Startup. It’s that easy.
*Please note that Peak Startup’s legal name is Peak Venture Group.


   Event Sponsorships:  Have your name/brand affiliated with some of the raddest happenings in town.

Event sponsorships available:

Startup Get Down     Pitch Night     Startup Week     Business Wake     Startup Weekend

Click here to review sponsorship opportunities.

Email for more information regarding sponsorship levels, availability, and packets or if you want to make this contribution through EZone.

Thank you to our Major Donors!