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 Operations Officer

Kanitha Heng Snow

*Director of Strategic Partnerships & Marketing

Maisie Wingerter

*Marketing and Outreach Manager


Megan Shields

Business Advising

Anja Koltes

Women-Owned Business

Marc Wheeler

Business Advising


Sara Gutterman

Rural Housing – Transcend

Wendy Lea

*Small Business Resilience Index + Digital Readiness

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

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