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.

OUR HISTORY

Leadership

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Wendy Lea

CEO & Co-Founder

Brad Feld

Founder & Chairman

Stabilize to Recover Team Leads

Energize Colorado Small Business Volunteer

Jesus Salazer

Mentorship Team
Energize Colorado Small Business Volunteer

Chris Erickson

Mental Health Team
Energize Colorado Small Business Volunteer

Jason Bertolacci

Gap Fund LLC*

Innovate to Grow Team Leads

Energize Colorado Small Business Volunteer

Rhonda Williams

Can Do Colorado Team
Energize Colorado Small Business Volunteer

Ziah Orion

Digital Readiness & Innovation Team
Energize Colorado Small Business Volunteer

Andy Vo

Equity Team
Energize Colorado Small Business Volunteer

SJ Maxted

Flexible Workforce & Ecosystem Strategy Teams
Energize Colorado Small Business Volunteer

David Secunda

Child Care Team

Segment Team Leads

Energize Colorado Small Business Volunteer

Kate Hyatt

Women-Owned Business Team
Energize Colorado Small Business Volunteer

Carla Stephany

Veteran-Owned Business Team
Energize Colorado Small Business Volunteer

Mark Madic

Rural-Owned Business Team

Erik Mitisek

Co-Founder &
Startups & Venture-Backed Business Team

Melinda Higgs

Nonprofit Organizations

Operations

Scott Romano

Chief of Staff & Director of Operations*

Sophia Elek

Marketing Coordinator*

Camber McKenzie

Volunteer Experience Lead*

Andrew Ngeow

Data Lead

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

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