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How to Find & Get Funding Resources in Colorado

Thu 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Facilitated by Central Mountain SBDC
Topic: Financing

Funding is one of the most vital aspects of starting or growing a business. It's also notoriously hard to obtain. Learn from Taylor Grande with Startup Colorado about their new Funding Database it provides an inclusive and easily-navigable list of funding options for startups and early-stage businesses in Colorado. We will also give an overview of the types of funding that are available. Then we will share an overview of what you will need to pitch your idea to funders. Venture: Colorado-based equity investors, angel investors, and venture capital firms. In general, these funding sources can provide large amounts of capital but are typically reserved for business models that focus on a national or international import/export model with significant growth potential. You will learn about: Loans: Colorado-based small business lenders who offer founder-friendly terms. Loan amounts and interest rates vary among lenders and loan types making them a flexible and obtainable option for early-stage companies across all sectors, industries and business types. Grants: Comprises many of the state and federal grants available for Colorado-based businesses and startups. Grants can be a great option for a debt-free infusion of capital but many are only available for select regions or industries so be sure to check if you fit the qualifications. Other: Remaining funding resources that didn't fit nicely into the other categories. This list mainly consists of crowdfunding platforms and revenue-sharing firms.

Speaker(s): Taylor Grande, Director of Partnerships & Ecosystem Development with Startup Colorado. Taylor is completely obsessed with entrepreneurs and the idea that anyone can create and scale a business in the place they call home. An advocate for #westslopebestslope and a champion for the change-makers, risk-taskers, and startup leaders, Taylor works to build out resources, partnerships, and opportunities for rural entrepreneurs across Colorado's Western Slope. Jamie Billesbach, Center Director, of Central Mountain SBDC For 22 years Jamie ran her own consulting business Creative Concepts of Colorado dba Yara Innovations and had the great pleasure to work with a variety of local, state and international small businesses, coffee growers and non-profits. As the Central Mountain SBDC Director, Jamie works with clients throughout Chaffee, Lake & Park Counties and develops the centers training, events and conferences.

Once you register you will receive a Zoom link. See you there!

Fee: No Cost

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