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SFD MFG

Finding the perfect work-life balance can be a perpetual struggle for many of us. However, Ethan Smith, founder of SFD MFG, seems to have gotten the hang of it. Based in Montrose, Colorado, this manufacturing company specializes in creating inflatables and white-labeling products for some of the biggest names in the outdoor industry. With a […]

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QuikrStuff

Bryan Wachs is a visionary entrepreneur and founder of QuikrStuff, a bike rack company based in Grand Junction. Driven by his passion for creating not just a superior product but an opportunity for the community in western Colorado, Bryan founded QuikrStuff with the mission of bringing manufacturing jobs to the area. As the proud recipient

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3rd Bird Kombucha

Nestled in the Park Hill neighborhood of Denver, Colorado, you’ll find the thriving kombuchary known as 3rd Bird Kombucha. Founded by Sara Lemmon, a former middle school science teacher, this small business has quickly become a staple in the local community. While juggling multiple roles as a business owner, Sara never forgets her favorite role

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Starting Hearts

Starting Hearts We teach lifesaving skills to thousands of students and adults each year to effectively respond to sudden cardiac arrests and save precious lives. Energize Colorado helped us to supplement our working capital to substantially improve our cash flow and revenue generation. What is your name? And what is the name of your business?  Alan

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Energize Colorado – Colorado’s Newest Mission Based Lender

Denver, CO – 3/23/2023 – Today represents the beginning of Energize Colorado’s fourth year. Founded during the earliest days of the pandemic, Energize Colorado supported and built innovative solutions to deflect the impacts of business closures and invested heavily in the entrepreneurs who needed help the most. As Energize Colorado enters this next phase of

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Energize Colorado – Energize Community Program Applications Open Statewide

Yuma, CO – 3/13/2023 – Energize Colorado, the state’s newest small business lending organization, is opening applications for their Energize Community Program (ECP) representing a $12 million investment in underserved entrepreneurs and communities across Colorado. Energize Colorado supports entrepreneurs and has provided upwards of $45 million dollars in both grant and loan funding. ECP is

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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

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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

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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

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