With innovation and adaptability, Colorado’s startups will propel us forward.

Excitement and optimism met with innovation and creativity thrust the entrepreneurial spirit into gear. Startups are solving some of Colorado’s and the world’s biggest challenges.

Cultivating the climate for startups to ideate, test, and build new products and services that are ripe for market introduction and ready for investment.

From ideation to IPO, Colorado has developed a growing and successful start-up culture that is disrupting industries with better solutions for consumers and other businesses.  With a shared passion for innovation, Energize Colorado brings innovative minds, financiers, and change-makers together to accelerate new businesses to market.

Colorado has welcomed some of the fastest-growing companies in the nation and our startup ecosystem continues to develop every day. We’re working to diversify our workforce by better facilitating pipeline development and inclusion and we’re helping ensure Colorado becomes the new home for additional startup and venture capital.

86%

The growth of capital invested in Colorado companies in the past five years

$10.5M

The average Colorado Series A funding round doubled in size since 2016

OUR GOALS

As new solutions that challenge the status quo accelerate to market by Colorado’s entrepreneurs, unifying the start-up community across Colorado’s geographies and demographics will create even more opportunities for shared success. Energize Colorado provides mentorship and mental health services, access to professional networks and promotes a resilient and equitable state-wide start-up ecosystem to attract investors and talented professionals.

DID YOU KNOW?

SaaS is the leading industry for Colorado based startups and Colorado ranks 6th in the US for total amount of VC deals.

RESOURCES FOR STARTUPS

 

Get the help you need to reopen, stay open, and scale your business. Learn about the financial resources available through Energize Colorado, the government, and private agencies.

 
 

The little blue engine that could Can Do Colorado acknowledges and applauds all of the creative business people and employees who have worked tirelessly to reopen, practice guidelines to keep everyone safe, and turn can’ts into can dos! Learn more about Can Do Colorado here.

 
 

Don’t shy away from support during these unnerving times. Our resources are designed to support people along a range of experiences: those feeling uncomfortable in these new circumstances, those facing immediate challenges, and those in crisis. We offer wellness resources, group courses, and access to free therapy, as well as crisis information.

 
 

Join the Energize Colorado team and energize your community Energize Colorado was founded by a spirited group of individuals with the same idea “I want to help, what can I do?” With the support of our incredible and diverse volunteers, Energize Colorado has been able to support the small business economy throughout the pandemic and …

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Startups, make sure you stay connect and utilize Energize Colorado’s networking system As new solutions that challenge the status quo accelerate to market by Colorado’s entrepreneurs, unifying the start-up community across Colorado’s geographies and demographics will create even more opportunities for shared success. Energize Colorado provides mentorship and mental health services, access to professional networks …

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Get advice you need from experts across a range of industries and areas of expertise. You’re working hard to adapt to economic changes. You don’t want to just survive, you want your business to thrive. Don’t go it alone – Mentors can support you by sharing their experience, brainstorming ideas, providing insights, identifying resources and …

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Virtual and In-Person Events Explore our Events page to learn about happenings at Energize Colorado and elsewhere for the latest webinars, meetups, and more! Click here to explore the Events page.

 
 

NASE member looking for a grant? Who’s eligible: Members of NASE in good standing for 3-months prior to submitting an application. What it is: NASE is offering up to a $4,000 grant for your small business from the Growth Grants program. Grants can be used for marketing, advertising, hiring employees, expanding facilities and other specific …

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Specific resources for small, new, and young businesses Who’s eligible: Entrepreneurs, small businesses, and new businesses What it is: The Center for American Entrepreneurship has put together a list of the sections of the CARES Act that are most relevant for small- and medium-sized businesses, and new and young businesses. Learn more: Learn about the relevant sections of …

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VOLUNTEERS ARE THE ENGINE OF ENERGIZE COLORADO

We have an active group of 100 volunteers across the State. We’re building a better, more equitable future together.

Small Business Volunteer

Jason Reuter is Vice President of Product Strategy and Research at Brown Brothers Harriman. At Energize Colorado, he serves as a mentor.

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