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The Business Cultivator STARTUP

Collaboration, cooperation, trust, reciprocity, and a focus on the common good, that’s what we’re here for.

By developing, convening, forging partnerships, and building organizational capacity, we ensure entrepreneurs in the region have access to the onramps (resources) and intersections (connections) they need to start and grow businesses.

Onramps

Startup FastTrac Incubator

You have an idea for a business. Now what? Connecting aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs with the guidance and resources they need to thrive, Kauffman FastTrac provides education to entrepreneurs. This immersive course is designed to provide you with relevant content and tools as you explore about your business idea. Offered three times a year with a facilitator in a cohort of peers, this program is designed to help you succeed with the start, growth, and sustainability of their business.

DEMYSTIFYING ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Do you have questions about starting your own business? Where to start? What’s entrepreneurship all about? Then join us for Demystifying Entrepreneurship! This 1.5-day program– full of energy, information, and fun– provides an introduction to entrepreneurship, for anyone with a business idea, or anyone who dreams of building or expanding a business. Taught by Erick Mueller, a successful entrepreneur and award-winning professor at the Leeds School of Business, this workshop will help you develop the framework to turn your idea into a real business. Join us!

RETURNING
Spring, 2024

Access to Capital

Financial resources can be a barrier to starting a business or growing one. That’s why Region 10’s business loan fund is here to help. Helping local business owners reach their goals for more than 30 years, the loan fund aims to help where traditional lenders cannot.

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Consulting + Training

Because startups are primarily focused on the thing they do, we provide training and consulting to help you hone your business skills. We offer training and consulting in the functional areas of business, like finding customers, managing cash flow, creating efficiencies in your processes, and generating profits.

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Tax Credits + Incentives

The State of Colorado offers a number of incentives and programs to help you get your business up and running to growth and expansion.

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Intersections

Meetups + Gatherings

Looking for an opportunity to meet other business owners or entrepreneurs just starting up? Our meetups are an opportunity to meet new people, make connections, share ideas, resources, how-tos, know-how, and a beer in a casual environment.

July’s Meetup
Wed, July 19, 5-6 p.m.
Pomona Brewing Company
830 N Townsend, Montrose
We’ll provide the food, BYOB (buy your own beer!)

Stories + Field Trips

Connect with other entrepreneurs on the same path, learn their stories, compare notes, and visit other businesses for inspiration. Learn how they overcame barriers, what pitfalls they faced, and when and how they knocked it out of the park. Get real, get gritty, get inspired!

June 21, 2023- Elevation Tea with Owner Shannon Ullmann