powered by Typeform The Ask The Gap Fund is seeking to raise private funding to provide ultra-low interest loans and grants to Colorado small businesses. All businesses with fewer than 25 employees may apply and be awarded assistance. The Gap Fund will prioritize minority, veteran, women-owned, and rural businesses. These businesses often lacked access to…

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About the Energize Colorado Gap Fund The Gap Fund is led by a spirited team of Colorado innovators. Spanning the public, private, and philanthropic sectors they represent the diversity of Colorado’s economy. Together, they are working to ensure struggling businesses have access to the additional capital needed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Gap Fund Donors…

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Funding Partner Contact Information Gap Funds will be distributed through our local funding partners. If you selected a specific funding partner on the application you can access their contact information here. LenderPrimary ContactPhone NumberEmailWebsite Region 1 – Northeastern Colorado BLFValerie Hibbert(970)[email protected]/ARegion 5 – Prairie Development CorporationCandace Payne(719) [email protected]://www.prairiedevelopment.com/businessclimate/businessinvestment.htmRegion 6 – Southeast Colorado Enterprise DevelopmentStephanie Gonzales(719)[email protected]

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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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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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Who’s eligible: US-Based Small Businesses – with a focus on underserved communities that often lack access to flexible, affordable capital.What it is: Grants of $20,000 to small business owners to help meet their most immediate needs. Lowe’s increased its minority grant program by $5 million to $30 million and focused an additional $25 million donation on rural, hard-hit communities…

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