Weekly Meetup: 1 Million Cups - NOW VIRTUAL!
Jan 1 2020 - 9:00am to Dec 29 2021 - 10:00am
Note: due to COVID-19 concerns, our meetings will go online starting 3/25 in order to keep our entrepreneurial community connected!
1 Million Cups is a free, national program designed to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions over a million cups of coffee.
Every Wednesday from 9 AM - 10 AM, two entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Presenters prepare a 6 minute educational presentation (not pitching) followed by 20 minutes of audience feedback and questioning. All backgrounds are encouraged to attend in order to give the diverse feedback to the presenters. Entrepreneurs gain insight into possible ways they can improve their businesses, gather real-time feedback, connect with a community that truly cares about their progress, and walk away feeling like they have advanced their business. The audience also learns a great deal from the presentations. Whether this is through passively listening, deeply engaging with the entrepreneurs, or sending feedback through the 1MC app, there is much to learn every week from these dynamic and diverse communities.
REFOCUS: A Co.Starters Workshop
Apr 9 2020 - 3:00pm to May 7 2020 - 5:00pm
A free virtual workshop designed to help entrepreneurs shift their mindset around their businesses and find a new way forward in our changing times. Weekly event, every Thursday from 3-5pm.
CWCC Together Towards Tomorrow: Virtual Development Series
Apr 15 2020 - 2:00pm to Apr 28 2021 - 3:00pm
Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce is launching a new virtual weekly program series called Together Towards Tomorrow, a weekly series featuring a CWCC eade who will help in navigating this changing environment. Event is free and open to all members. Check out the link each week for speaker and topic!
Investing in CDFIs and Nonprofit Lenders: Bringing Together Community Impact & Investor Value
Apr 30 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Community development financial institutions (CDFIs) and Nonprofit Lenders differ from traditional banks and lenders in that they are dedicated to delivering responsible, affordable lending to help business development efforts in local communities, particularly those needing revitalization.
By financing community businesses—including small businesses, microenterprises, nonprofit organizations, commercial real estate, and affordable housing—these organizations help spark job growth and retention in hard-to serve markets across the nation.
Small Business Virtual Townhall with Congressman Jason Crow
Apr 30 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Colorado small businesses represent over 99% of the state's business and employ nearly half of the workforce. The COVID-19 pandemic is presenting significant challenges to business owners.Please join Best for Colorado, CEDS Finance, Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Lending Source, 'FAX Aurora, and Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute for a virtual townhall with Congressman Jason Crow moderated by Good Business Colorado and Small Business Majority to discuss how small businesses have been impacted and what support they need to recover.
Extending Your Runway: Small Business Tools to Survive a Cash-Flow Crisis
May 1 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy. Their recovery depends on a variety of current factors, such as businesses being able to successfully navigate and access both state and federal programs. However, beyond government resources, small businesses need assistance developing strategies to improve and extend cash flow, tax planning, avoid predatory lenders, and more. This expert panel will discuss credible pro bono resources and accessible strategies for every small business to recover from the impact of the pandemic. This webinar will provide an update on government resources, but also include a portion of moderated Q&A to help companies impacted by COVID-19 make informed business decisions to assist with cash flow management and other strategies for recovery success.