Our mission statement

  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load_views() should not be called statically in /home/pvandrunen/public_html/coloradosilicon.net/site/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1076.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::db_objects() should not be called statically in /home/pvandrunen/public_html/coloradosilicon.net/site/sites/all/modules/views/includes/view.inc on line 1641.
  • strict warning: Declaration of date_plugin_display_attachment::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/pvandrunen/public_html/coloradosilicon.net/site/sites/all/modules/date/includes/date_plugin_display_attachment.inc on line 33.
  • warning: Attempt to modify property of non-object in /home/pvandrunen/public_html/coloradosilicon.net/site/sites/all/modules/date/includes/date_plugin_display_attachment.inc on line 24.
  • warning: Attempt to modify property of non-object in /home/pvandrunen/public_html/coloradosilicon.net/site/sites/all/modules/date/includes/date_plugin_display_attachment.inc on line 25.
  • warning: Attempt to modify property of non-object in /home/pvandrunen/public_html/coloradosilicon.net/site/sites/all/modules/date/includes/date_plugin_display_attachment.inc on line 26.
  • warning: Attempt to modify property of non-object in /home/pvandrunen/public_html/coloradosilicon.net/site/sites/all/modules/date/includes/date_plugin_display_attachment.inc on line 28.
  • warning: Attempt to modify property of non-object in /home/pvandrunen/public_html/coloradosilicon.net/site/sites/all/modules/date/includes/date_plugin_display_attachment.inc on line 29.
  • warning: Attempt to modify property of non-object in /home/pvandrunen/public_html/coloradosilicon.net/site/sites/all/modules/date/includes/date_plugin_display_attachment.inc on line 30.
  • warning: Attempt to modify property of non-object in /home/pvandrunen/public_html/coloradosilicon.net/site/sites/all/modules/date/includes/date_plugin_display_attachment.inc on line 31.
  • strict warning: Declaration of calendar_plugin_display_page::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/pvandrunen/public_html/coloradosilicon.net/site/sites/all/modules/calendar/includes/calendar_plugin_display_page.inc on line 297.
  • strict warning: Declaration of calendar_plugin_display_block::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/pvandrunen/public_html/coloradosilicon.net/site/sites/all/modules/calendar/includes/calendar_plugin_display_block.inc on line 78.
  • strict warning: Declaration of calendar_plugin_display_attachment::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/pvandrunen/public_html/coloradosilicon.net/site/sites/all/modules/calendar/includes/calendar_plugin_display_attachment.inc on line 242.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/pvandrunen/public_html/coloradosilicon.net/site/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/pvandrunen/public_html/coloradosilicon.net/site/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_field.inc on line 1148.
  • strict warning: Declaration of content_handler_field::element_type() should be compatible with views_handler_field::element_type($none_supported = false, $default_empty = false, $inline = false) in /home/pvandrunen/public_html/coloradosilicon.net/site/sites/all/modules/cck/includes/views/handlers/content_handler_field.inc on line 229.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/pvandrunen/public_html/coloradosilicon.net/site/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 917.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/pvandrunen/public_html/coloradosilicon.net/site/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 917.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/pvandrunen/public_html/coloradosilicon.net/site/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 599.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/pvandrunen/public_html/coloradosilicon.net/site/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 599.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_query::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/pvandrunen/public_html/coloradosilicon.net/site/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_query.inc on line 181.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/pvandrunen/public_html/coloradosilicon.net/site/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 165.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/pvandrunen/public_html/coloradosilicon.net/site/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 165.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/pvandrunen/public_html/coloradosilicon.net/site/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 165.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_node_status::operator_form() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::operator_form(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/pvandrunen/public_html/coloradosilicon.net/site/sites/all/modules/views/modules/node/views_handler_filter_node_status.inc on line 15.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/pvandrunen/public_html/coloradosilicon.net/site/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area.inc on line 81.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area_text::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/pvandrunen/public_html/coloradosilicon.net/site/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area_text.inc on line 121.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/pvandrunen/public_html/coloradosilicon.net/site/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 24.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/pvandrunen/public_html/coloradosilicon.net/site/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 136.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/pvandrunen/public_html/coloradosilicon.net/site/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_relationship::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/pvandrunen/public_html/coloradosilicon.net/site/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_relationship.inc on line 149.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/pvandrunen/public_html/coloradosilicon.net/site/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/pvandrunen/public_html/coloradosilicon.net/site/includes/module.inc on line 497.

COLORADO SILICON NETWORK's (CSN) mission is to accelerate the growth and to increase the return on the invested capital of the state's Information-Communications Technology (ICT) industry by fostering a more effective commercial ecosystem through collaboration, integration, innovation and — most importantly — promotion.

  • CSN is a private sector initiative.
  • CSN is neither an economic development agency nor a Chamber of Commerce.
  • CSN is apolitical. It is not a lobby. It is not a trade association.
  • CSN is a promotion, awareness and marketing vehicle.
  • CSN has been and will continue to be a catalyst for growth in Colorado's ICT sector.

CSN organizers believe that we can help those companies that have already located here to continue to flourish and grow. For those companies whose headquarters are located elsewhere, we can point out why Colorado is a place where your office will prosper.

CSN believes that true economic growth in a "flat world" comes from creating Capital and growing our own enterprises — not from importing jobs.

CSN believes that Capital makes workers more productive, increases output, and provides the resources for people to achieve their economic, personal, and social goals.

CSN believes Capital comes in many forms; modern equipment, efficient facilities, new technologies, high-speed communications networks, and improved education. All represent the stored energy of previous generations of investors, innovators, entrepreneurs, and workers.

CSN believes a rising tide raises all boats. If Colorado’s ICT sector flourishes, all sectors of the state’s economy will flourish.

CSN believes the historic dislocations in world currency markets provide an opportunity to attract IP-based members of the global ICT industry to Colorado.

CSN believes that the current economic downturn is a threat to the local facilities of companies not headquartered in the state.

CSN will focus on the integrated circuit (silicon chip) sector, attendant microelectronic disciplines and the closely allied wireless sector. More than a third of Colorado’s exports are directly related to ICT. The state’s largest export class is semiconductors (chips).

CSN believes it is easier to attract and retain knowledge-based businesses to a region when that region has a global reputation for its depth of expertise and its culture of fostering growth.

CSN believes it is easier to attract venture capital and acquisition capital to a region when we have an established reputation for drawing the brightest and the best, and then letting them spread their wings to build enterprises.

CSN believes it is easier for universities to attract research and development grants, endowments, bequests, high-talent students and world-class academics in Colorado because it fosters innovatio and growth.

CSN aspires to be a leading provider of web-based resources and information to the Information Communication Technology industry.

CSN hopes to accelerate communication and discovery among business and scientific leaders in the ICT market.

CSN aspires to build a well-established site infrastructure and loyal online audience.

CSN plans to offer an unparalleled distribution channel for recruitment, investment, product, event and other ICT industry messages in the region.

CSN plans to periodically publish news, information and research tools for IT professionals and students.

Content may be created in-house, in coordination with similar enterprises, in coordination with local business journals and with news aggregators.

Content may include topical reviews and articles on cutting edge topics in ICT, the latest news from academic and industrial labs and organized collections of internet links and web-based tools.

At CSN, we believe that the self-organizing networks that span the globe are the most notable feature of science today. We hope to inspire similar networks within our infrastructure and to capitalize on them for our growth and long-term viability.