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ICELab: Gunnison’s Innovation Center

A Thriving Business Hub Set in the Mountains

The ICELab is Gunnison’s all-in-one business resource center. The facility includes open coworking space, private office space, a fully equipped conference room, free coffee and a great view. The ICELab is centrally located in Escalante Terrace on the Western Colorado University campus. It brings together the business community and the University. Whether you’re starting a new exporter business, are looking for office space or need a place to work on your Colorado trip, the ICELab can help. Explore our coworking membership options as well as our variety of reservable resources.

Where is the ICELab?

ICELab address and phone number

The ICELab @ Western is located at

540 Escalante Dr.
Gunnison, CO 81231

Contact us with questions!

970-281-5667
[email protected]

About the ICELab

Small Towns. Big Inspiration.

Spawned by students and developed by an entire community, the ICELab at Western embodies the landscape-changing potential of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship (ICE). Now, the ICELab supports the University and businesses and communities in the Gunnison Valley through programs, business development services and coworking amenities.

The ICELab delivers direction, education and other tools to support developing businesses and promote new ideas. We offer business development programs for exporting business.

There are numerous ways to engage with the ICELab. Reach out for business development advice, became an investor 0r mentor, or utilize the coworking space. If you have an exporter business you want to grow, check out the Outdoor Industry Funding Summit and Business Incubator Program.

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We Saved You A Seat

Join Us For A Day

Find what you need with the ICELab’s coworking space, resources and programs. Whether you’re in search of a place to remote work for the day, or multiple months, you can pay as you go or get a monthly membership to utilize the ICELab. You’ll have crazy-fast internet, a local cafe on-site and cozy accommodations.

ICELAB PROGRAMS

The Incubator and Funding Summit

The ICELab offers a wide variety of programming for businesses in various stages of growth. If you’re just getting started, the Small Business Development Center can help you get on your feet. If you’re looking to grow, opportunities to engage with programming and expertise are available.

To inquire further about our programs, please reach out to TJ Taylor.

ICELAB INCUBATOR PROGRAM

The ICELab Business Incubator is designed to foster startup companies in rural Colorado. This program provides Gunnison Valley startups in the early stages of business development with the tools and resources they need to build and grow a business. Participants receive a membership to the ICELab and have access to all its resources. 

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Outdoor Industry Funding Summit

The Outdoor Industry Funding Summit (OIFS) brings early-stage outdoor industry companies and investors together. Companies have the opportunity to network with each other and build relationships with investors. Companies also pitch to the investors for the chance to receive funding. 

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