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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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Black Lives Matter.

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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Office of Economic Development and International Trade Partners with Energize Colorado to Provide Guidance on Reopening Practices

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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Energize Colorado Helps the State Get Back to Work Safely

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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Energize Colorado Makes Mentorship a Flagship Initiative

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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