Colorado NextCycle

Colorado NextCycle is a business incubator designed to improve the end markets for recovered commodities and organic materials in Colorado.
  • DESIGN new technologies, products and markets.
  • RENEW recycled materials into new products.
  • REVIVE local and regional circular economies.
Colorado NextCycle is now accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs). Any business, nonprofit, or other team with an interest in establishing a new end market or expanding an existing end market for recovered commodities or organic materials is encouraged to apply before November 20, 2019. Download the Jump Kit for all instructions, materials, and resources needed to apply.   
What makes it different?
Teams accepted into Colorado NextCycle are provided with the following resources:
  • Business Development Bootcamp: Multi-day business development focused bootcamp hosted at Galvanize Boulder.
  • Colorado NextCycle Pitch Session: Teams will have the opportunity to pitch their businesses to potential investors.
  • Potential for Future Grant Funding: NextCycle will be followed by multiple competitive grant rounds by CDPHE.
  • Technical Advisory Committee (TAC): Direct access to a select set of business, investor, recycling, and technical subject matter experts.
  • Business Consulting: Consulting assistance provided by Resource Recycling Systems’ (RRS) economists, recycling practitioners, engineers, and graphic designers.
  • Attendance at Recycle Colorado ‘Summit for Recycling’: Complimentary registration to the state’s largest recycling conference.
  • Colorado Networking: Assistance in connecting with for-profit, nonprofit, university, and governmental actors around Colorado.
  • Access to State Resources: NextCycle includes staff and advisors from both the CDPHE and the Office of Economic 
  • Development and International Trade.
  • Recognition and Publicity: Teams are promoted through the press, social media, published articles, and conference sessions.
A free library of resources is available to all interested teams. The resources have been chosen to assist project teams in developing and strengthening their Letter of Intent and includes resources on: business plan development, financial resources, policy, material and diversion data, infrastructure, and industry and market resources. 
The virtual Data Room enables teams to quickly access and compare local economic and demographic data as well as recycling and solid waste facilities. It also enables the user to identify potentially available feedstock on a county by county basis.
Get Project Updates
Join the Colorado NextCycle mailing list and receive regular updates on the project, including opening and due dates for applicat
ions, information on forming a team and other important information. 
For more information, please email or call the NextCycle project team, Juri Freeman and Beth Coddington