Upcoming Events 

We regularly host events for entrepreneurs and lenders. We also thoroughly enjoy eating donuts and drinking coffee.       

A collection of small business events from across the state, gathered here, just for you.

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WEEKLY MEETUP: 1 MILLION CUPS

1 Million Cups is a free, national program designed to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs have the opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Presenters prepare a 6 minute educational presentation followed by 20 minutes of audience feedback. 

Recurring event, Wednesdays 9-10am, Virtual

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 REFOCUS: A CO.STARTERS WORKSHOP

A free virtual workshop designed to help entrepreneurs shift their mindset around their businesses and find a new way forward in our changing times. 

Recurring event, Thursdays 3-5pm, Virtual

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LEADING EDGE FOR ENTREPRENEURS

LEADING EDGE™ for Entrepreneurs is a 10-week course designed to teach you how to build or restructure your business to be successful based on an actionable business plan. The course is designed to give you a practical concept that you can apply to your current business or concept for years to come. By the end of the course, you will understand the aspects of running a business and having a sound financial vision, and create a written business plan or strategy.

May 21 - July 30, 5:30-8:30pm, Denver Metro Chamber

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MAIN STREET LENDER INVESTOR CLUB LAUNCH

As we work to build the infrastructure for community members to be able invest directly in the social ventures (nonprofits, startups, businesses, funds, cooperatives, hybrids, and more) they care about, Investor Clubs are a critical step forward. Building on the success of CO Impact Days and our growing network of Impact Investing Giving Circles, Investor Clubs are the next step in achieving Impact Finance Center’s vision of a Main Street 2.0.

May 27, 11-1:30pm, Virtual

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TEMPORARY OUTDOOR EXPANSIONS FOR RESTAURANTS AND BARS DISCUSSION

The City and County of Denver recently took the bold move to create a temporary program to allow restaurants and bars to expand operations in outdoor settings.

Join the Downtown Denver Partnership for a conversation with Ashley Kilroy, Executive Director of Excises and Licenses for the City of Denver, to get the information your business needs for a successful outdoor expansion.

March 26, 1-2pm, Virtual

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SPENDING YOUR PPP MONEY: PART II, WHAT WE KNOW NOW

Join us for Part 10 of the Keeping Your Business Together in a Crisis livestream webinar series to hear current updates on spending your PPP money and ask your questions during our live Q&A!

Hear the most up-to-date news on the Paycheck Protection Program from our COVID-19 experts.

May 27, 10-11am, Virtual

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WELLINGTON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BREAKFAST NETWORK MEETING

Join us for the first virtual breakfast meeting. Tracey Devlin, owner of Brandesigns Web Solutions, will be speaking about entering not just a new normal, but an era which defines the future of all business, digital and brick and mortar.  The time to become digital and innovate is now!

Registration is not required, join the Zoom meeting by clicking the button below.

Jun 2, 7:30am, Virtual

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CWCC BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT GROUP

The goal of the CWCC Business Development Group is to bring together professionals in Business Development roles across different industries to trade best practices, elevate their current skills, and expand their networks. 

Jun 2, 2pm, Virtual

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DENVER WOMEN'S EXPO MASTERMIND

Gather with fellow women risk-takers and women's organizations and HAVE YOUR VOICES HEARD. Facilitated by Megan Little, expert facilitator of thoughtfully designed, human-centered workshops to help organizations achieve their business goals.

Let's mastermind together and determine how we can maximize efforts for women entrepreneurs in Denver.

June 4, 5:30-7:30pm, Virtual

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POWERFUL VOICES SERIES W/ STEPHANIE DONNER

Stephanie Donner has spent her career devoted to the development of women and girls. She served as Governor Hickenlooper's Chief Legal Counsel, Chief Legal and People Officer for Galvanize, and founded the Galvanize Foundation. Stephanie is now the Executive Director for Denver’s Emily Griffith Technical College Stephanie is also the co-author of When Women Vote - a book that highlights the challenges with voting in the U.S. and how election reform increases voter turnout, particularly for women.

June 11, 11am, Virtual

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THE BUSINESS ESSENTIALS CHECKLIST | ENTREPRENEUR TRACK EVENT

There’s a lot to think about, know, plan for, and consider when running a business. We’ve got the no-nonsense business essentials you need. In this panel, you will get the critical information you need as it relates to legal, accounting, human resources, and marketing from a panel of experts in their fields. After listening to the panel you will be armed with the resources and tools to address the business essentials that apply to you.

June 18 6-8pm, Virtual

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WEST SLOPE STARTUP WEEK

West Slope Startup Week is back with a new, virtual format.

The goals are the same - learn from each other, share expertise and experience, celebrate our businesses, tell our stories, and build connections across the region. Starting July 7th, WSSW will host free, virtual programming and events every Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon throughout the month of July. Schedule will be released in June.

July 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 and 30, Virtual

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Annual Membership Events

 

Become a Member

Colorado Lending Source is a membership-based organization made up of lenders, small businesses, community organizations and government groups. For an invitation to our member events, such as the Annual Meeting and Holiday Mart and Party, please fill out a Membership Application. Being a member is free and also means that you have the opportunity to sit on our Board and one of our Loan Review Committees.

Please send completed applications to marketing@coloradolendingsource.org.

Membership Application

Event Space Rental

We offer our meeting and event spaces to like-minded organizations hosting activities that promote innovation and entrepreneurship.

Oh, and did we mention it's free?