About Colab INC

CoLab INC is an educational nonprofit organization focused on fostering the spirit of entrepreneurship across a wide range of disciplines. Funded by industry leaders, CoLab facilitates regular conferences, pitch events and one-on-one coaching sessions to help entrepreneurs reach their goals.

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Founders story

I am where I am today because several people along the way chose to invest time in me. In the 1980’s, while in business school, the Dean asked me in to his office. I was Business Club President and thought his request had to do with those duties. I was wrong. He handed me a test and said, “This will take you about 40 minutes. Hand it back to me when you’re done, and I’ll score it for you.” “What in the world is he up to?”, I thought to myself. I completed the test, handed it back to him and watched as he reviewed it. He didn’t make any marks on the paper and after 10 minutes, he said “I was right.” “Right about what?”, I thought.


“You’re an entrepreneur,” he said. I had no idea what that word meant. That was 1983.


Now, having started and operated several businesses, I know the entrepreneurial life is for me. There are a lot of us out there. Some don’t know it yet, some need a little nudge, like I did. And to get that nudge in the context of a set of values where honesty, integrity and other moral codes, in short, the Golden Rule, that is heavenly.


CoLab INC exists to provide a place where experienced and emerging entrepreneurs can mingle, be a positive influence on each other, and fan the flame that is a God-given energy to create and do. Regardless of your age, there’s a place for you in the CoLab world. Join us! You’ll find that investing in each other will pay off rich dividends in peers, mentors and new, life-long friendships.


Fred Cornforth

Founder & CEO