Energize Colorado

Board of Directors Update

We are thrilled to welcome four new members to Energize Colorado’s Board of Directors. These four individuals bring a deep understanding of and passion for underrepresented communities. We are humbled to bring their expertise across higher education, financial services, and social impact to our team. Visit our website to meet our full board team. Joseph …

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Energize Colorado Fosters Innovation in Colorado’s Child Care Community

Child Care in Colorado is in crisis – but ten providers are innovating a brighter future. In December, ten businesses from across the state completed Energize Colorado’s first Child Care Innovation Intensive. The intensive provided a rare opportunity for child care providers to explore, develop and test new ideas to radically shift the way their childcare …

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The Next Step to Expanding Access & Equity: 2022 Wells Fargo Partnership

A New Wells Fargo grant will allow Energize Colorado to better support small businesses through technical assistance mapping. Over the last 18 months, Energize Colorado has directly serviced 2400 small businesses and 8,800 entrepreneurs in their efforts to recover from the impact of COVID-19. But there are still thousands of minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned, and rural …

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Small Business Resiliency Index

Energize Colorado Announces New Culturally Responsive Measure for Small Business Resiliency 78% of 2020 State GDP loss attributed to the smallest businesses while larger ones thrive, K- shaped recovery shows minimal recovery for businesses making less than $500k per year Denver, December 8th, 2021 – Today, Energize Colorado, CU Leeds School of Business, McKinsey & …

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The New Builders

A couple of weeks ago, Aiysha Johnson of GBE Labs asked us a great question in a podcast Q&A about our book, The New Builders.“Why,” she said, “did you put women and people of color together into a group when you created The New Builders?” It was a perceptive question.  One of the underlying constructs …

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Child Care Mentorship Program

DENVER, AUGUST 16, 2021​ – Energize Colorado is pleased to announce the launch of our child care mentor program to provide finance, marketing, and other general business support to Colorado child care providers.  Colorado child care providers have struggled through an extremely difficult environment, which was exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. “This is an industry …

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