We are Energize Colorado

Learn more about us and how we’re shaping the evolution of Colorado’s small business ecosystem by advancing resiliency and promoting equity. Connect with Energize Colorado to get help or join us to get involved.

Catalyzing bold change for a more resilient and inclusive small business ecosystem across the state of Colorado.

Energize Colorado brings together innovators and small business owners to collaboratively tackle the systemic challenges facing our small businesses. Together, we build and test programs and solutions to empower small business innovation, resulting in a more resilient and inclusive economy.



Brad Feld

Founder & Chairman

Joe Garcia

Chair of the Gap Fund Committee + Governance Committee Member

Wendy Lea

*CEO & Co-Founder

Energize Colorado Staff

Ryan Cobbins

*Director of the Gap Fund

Heather Waits

*Small Business Loan Officer

Scott Romano

*Chief of Staff and Director of Operations

Kanitha Heng Snow

*Director of Strategic Partnerships & Marketing

Maisie Wingerter

*Marketing Coordinator


Megan Shields


Anja Koltes

Women-Owned Business

Carla Stephany

Veteran-Owned Business

Marc Wheeler



Kristen Jackson

Mental Health

Brooks Johnson

Child Care

Wendy Lea

*Small Business Resilience Index + Digital Readiness

Stephanie Rampello

Child Care

* Indicates Energize Colorado Inc. or Energize Colorado Gap Fund LLC Staff

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