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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Energize Colorado stands together with the Black Community to remember victims of racism and end systems of oppression. Decades of systemic racism means that the impact of the public health, economic, and mental health crises this year have fallen disproportionately upon the Black Community and other Communities of Color. This is not just inequality and…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Energize Colorado [email protected]   Office of Economic Development and International Trade Partners with Energize Colorado to Provide Guidance on Reopening Practices Templates will be made available on EnergizeColorado.com and via Colorado business organizations DENVER, May 14, 2020 – Colorado’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) has partnered with Energize Colorado to…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Energize Colorado [email protected]  Energize Colorado Helps the State Get Back to Work Safely Personal Protection Equipment Available at Negotiated Prices from Reputable Suppliers  DENVER, May 11, 2020​ – Energize Colorado today announced the launch of its marketplace (​https://energizecolorado.com/get-ppe-and-supplies/​) where Colorado businesses, nonprofits, and healthcare institutions can access the supplies they need to…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Energize Colorado [email protected]  Energize Colorado Makes Mentorship a Flagship Initiative Volunteer mentors matched with small businesses looking for economic guidance  DENVER, May 13, 2020 – Small businesses and nonprofits have been working hard to stabilize and adapt to the current rapidly changing environment. Today, Energize Colorado has added mentorship as a flagship…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Energize Colorado [email protected]  Leaders from Diverse Industries Across the State Partner to Launch Energize Colorado  Nonprofit will provide free resources, education, and tools for small businesses, nonprofits, and individuals affected by COVID-19 Denver, CO — May 1, 2020  – Today, a group of spirited innovators officially launched Energize Colorado, connecting Colorado’s diverse…

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