WHO WE SERVE
We are builders and innovators focused on serving Colorado’s smallest businesses including BIPOC, women, veteran, and rural-owned businesses in underserved areas.
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Collaborate with us to share and co-create solutions for the small business ecosystem.
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WHAT WE DO
Our Recent Initiatives
Energize Community Program
Provides up to $75,000 in low-interest loans statewide
Through a collective of twelve community organizations, we connect BIPOC sellers to buyers.
Women-Owned Businesses Community
Brings together over 1,400 women entrepreneurs through a collaborative community
Women’s Access to Capital in Colorado: What to Know and Where to Access Funding
Co-authored by: Anni Proctor (BIC and Go Code Colorado Program Manager, Colorado Department of State) and Kanitha Heng Snow (Director…
Melissa Akaka “Volunteering with Energize Colorado (EC) has been an incredible experience. I’m continually impressed by the commitment of the…
Energize Colorado – Colorado’s Newest Mission Based Lender
Denver, CO – 3/23/2023 – Today represents the beginning of Energize Colorado’s fourth year. Founded during the earliest days of…
Partner Organizations Who are Advocating for Women in Business
Pictured: Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce There’s no denying that the business world is a competitive landscape. As a business…
Energize Colorado – Energize Community Program Applications Open Statewide
Yuma, CO – 3/13/2023 – Energize Colorado, the state’s newest small business lending organization, is opening applications for their Energize…
Celebrating Black History Month
In honor of Black History month, Energize Colorado is dedicating this post to Black entrepreneurs and partners working toward economic…
We work with community partners
Built on a foundation of collaboration, we deliver impact through partner organizations who share our mission. Working with the entire ecosystem of small business support partners, we co-create new solutions and scale ideas, including advocating for structural changes necessary for long term resiliency.
We deliver impact to Colorado’s under-invested in entrepreneurs through funding, business support, and community connections
Entrepreneurs supported through programming
Entrepreneurs supported with funding
Directly deployed in loans and grants
Coloradans helping Coloradans
Our projects are led by forward-thinking leaders and powered by seasoned volunteers from across Colorado. Volunteers bring knowledge as company builders, community leaders, and industry experts who help to identify new gaps and create innovative new practices.