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Colorado’s Women-Owned Businesses Struggle To Survive Amid Impacts From COVID-19

Less Than 1 in 2 Women-Owned Small Businesses Has Up To Three Months Of Runway ToSurvive If Current Economic Conditions Persist A New Energize Colorado Survey Finds Denver, February 10, 2020 – A new Energize Colorado survey explores the challenges andneeds Colorado women-owned small businesses are facing due to COVID-19. Almost 1,000women-owned businesses from across …

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Energize Colorado – Making Your Business COVID Compliant

Date:  November 24, 2020 Contact: Courtney Steele, [email protected] Denver, CO – Colorado is now RED on the COVID dial, the infection rate is over 12% and one in forty-nine Coloradan’s are now infected with COVID.   We can help you take proactive measures to protect your business with the COVID Safety System and Certification program and …

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Gap Fund – Coming Soon

Who’s eligible: Colorado Small Businesses – priority is given to rural, women, and BIPOC owned. What it is: Sole proprietors, businesses, and nonprofits with less than 25 full-time employees can apply for up to a $15,000 grant and a $20,000 loan for a possible combined total of $35,000 in financial assistance.  Take action: Sign up for fund …

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Business Insider – Notable VC Brad Feld says tech workers scattered by COVID-19 could create new startup communities that are unique to each region

Techstars co-founder Brad Feld’s new book “The Startup Community Way,” a deep take on how to build a local tech community, comes out July 28. Feld told Business Insider that the tech workers abandoning traditional tech enclaves like Silicon Valley in the midst of COVID-19 have the potential to create new entrepreneurial communities in the …

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Gap Fund’s Board Chair Kent Thiry Talks with Colorado Public Radio About Why He’s Involved and What’s Coming

After 20 years as CEO of Denver-based DaVita Inc., Kent Thiry now heads the Energize Colorado Gap Fund, which provides loans for small businesses, using private funds and a $20 million in federal money earmarked for the program by the legislature with support from Gov. Jared Polis and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International …

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