Press Release

Access Mode, the Center for American Entrepreneurship, and Energize Colorado Bring Together Colorado’s BIPOC Entrepreneurs to Discuss Barriers to Success

(DENVER, CO) — On December 1st, Access Mode, the Center for American Entrepreneurship (CAE), and Energize Colorado convened 15 Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) entrepreneurs in joining community leaders, and elected officials to share their perspectives around the barriers to success for Colorado’s Black, Latino, Asian American and Pacific Islander entrepreneurs. Access Mode’s …

Access Mode, the Center for American Entrepreneurship, and Energize Colorado Bring Together Colorado’s BIPOC Entrepreneurs to Discuss Barriers to Success Read More »

ShopBIPOC launches free online marketplace featuring BIPOC small business owners

DENVER, CO (NOVEMBER 17, 2022) — ShopBIPOC has launched a new online marketplace featuring BIPOC-owned small businesses in Colorado. (BIPOC is an acronym for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color).  The creation of ShopBIPOC was a response to calls from individuals and businesses who wanted to support BIPOC-owned businesses and didn’t have access to a …

ShopBIPOC launches free online marketplace featuring BIPOC small business owners Read More »

Office of Economic Development and International Trade, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, and Energize Colorado Serve 5,000 Colorado Businesses in Two Years

(DENVER, CO) — Energize Colorado is proud to announce that it has delivered $45 million to about 5,000 of Colorado’s smallest businesses through its Gap Fund and Energize Community Program (ECP), since the founding of the organization in May 2020. This work advances resilience and promotes equity throughout Colorado’s small business ecosystem and is made …

Office of Economic Development and International Trade, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, and Energize Colorado Serve 5,000 Colorado Businesses in Two Years Read More »

Energize Colorado launches the next round of Gap Fund Loans to deliver capital to targeted communities across Colorado

Energize Colorado Invests $5.7M into Communities Across Colorado Business owners in East Colfax, Southwest Denver, Pueblo County and the Child Care industry can now apply for the latest round of the Gap Fund loans through the Energize Community Program (ECP). ECP has three  components to the program:  1. Previously completed funding readiness workshops; 2. low-interest …

Energize Colorado launches the next round of Gap Fund Loans to deliver capital to targeted communities across Colorado Read More »

Two Years in the Making

March 23 marks Energize Colorado’s Second Anniversary and is proclaimed Energize Colorado Day by Gov. Jared Polis.  Society as a whole has experienced the rollercoaster of events since March 2020, but at Energize Colorado, we are proud of all the progress we have made towards building Colorado’s small business ecosystem. We are pleased to announce …

Two Years in the Making Read More »

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 …

Board of Directors Update Read More »

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 …

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

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 & …

Small Business Resiliency Index Read More »

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 …

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

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 …

Energize Colorado – Making Your Business COVID Compliant Read More »

Scroll to Top