DENVER, CO– The Downtown Denver Partnership released today its 2019 State of Downtown...
Fostering Downtown's Culture of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The Downtown Denver Partnership is ensuring Downtown Denver is the best place in the country to start and grow your business.
Your business and voice are critical to strengthening Downtown Denver as the economic core of our region for years to come. By choosing Downtown Denver as the place to startup and grow, you are accessing an entrepreneurial ecosystem that operates in the currency of generosity, is supported by the entire business community, and is energized by a talented and growing workforce.
Downtown Denver Startup Report
A thriving center city is built by a diverse ecosystem of companies working to implement bold ideas. From early-stage entrepreneurs, to rapidly scaling businesses, to our city’s most established companies, innovation of all sizes thrives in Downtown Denver.Read the Report
Economic Programs and Initiatives
The Downtown Denver Partnership has co-founded and leads several programs and initiatives to foster a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in our center city, including:
Denver Startup Week
The Downtown Denver Partnership co-founded Denver Startup Week (DSW) in 2012, and it is now the largest free entrepreneurial event of its kind in North America. In 2017, 18,900 people registered to attend 376 free sessions, and the week-long event drew participants from 48 states, furthering Downtown Denver’s reputation as the best place in the country to start and grow a business. With 100 million social media impressions, Denver Startup Week also elevates us on a national – and global – stage. Find us at #DENStartupWeek.Visit the DSW Website
The Commons on Champa
The Downtown Denver Partnership co-founded The Commons on Champa in 2015 to provide resources, inspiration and meeting spaces for Denver’s diverse community of entrepreneurs. The Partnership leads a series of signature programs at The Commons, with support from the Kauffman Foundation, to provide personal conversations, meaningful mentorship, and business education at a low- or no-cost to grow an authentic, community-based platform to help business start and grow.Visit the Commons Website Women on the Rise CO.STARTERS
Make a difference. See how this 9-week, resource-rich, CO.Starter program at the Commons on Champa helped Sarah save lives.
Innovation, Community and Mentorship. Learn more about The Commons on Champa. Do you have a great idea you want to explore? The Commons is where you want to be.
Entrepreneurial Resource Navigator
The Commons on Champa is also home to the Denver Entrepreneurial Resource Navigator to provide a regional referral network linking entrepreneurs to resource partners who provide services to help businesses grow. The navigator was produced in partnership with JPMorgan Chase & Co. and U.S. SourceLink.Start Navigating
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