Colorado Impact Initiative
The Colorado Impact Initiative is a 3-year strategy designed to elevate and accelerate impact investing in Colorado, specifically to catalyze the flow of $100 million in investment capital into Colorado-based ventures that deliver positive impact on the state’s communities, economy and natural environment.
The flagship event, Colorado Impact Day, March 3-4, 2016 in Denver, Colorado, is the first multi-track competition devoted entirely to assessing and expanding the impact investment opportunities in for-profit and nonprofit ventures in Colorado. It is intended to engage new impact investors and philanthropists and to drive new capital into the local market by generating knowledge and facilitating connections between investors and investees. While Colorado Impact Day will be designed as a business competition (e.g. pitches, awards, prizes, etc.), its enduring value is threefold and cooperative:
- In assessing the impact investing landscape – both supply and demand of capital;
- In connecting worthy ventures to the time, treasure, and talent they need; and
- In educating and advancing the impact investing marketplace.
An event Steering Committee consisting of community partners and industry leaders is designing the number and makeup of tracks, and any additional engagement opportunities (e.g. sponsorships, judging, mentors, etc.) surrounding the event.
Save the Date! Colorado Impact Day | March 3-4, 2016 | Denver, Colorado
Interested in participating or lending your support? Click here to submit your information, and we’ll be in touch with you about this exciting event!
Assessing the Market
How do we assess and create an impact investing pipeline of for-profit and nonprofit social ventures in Colorado? What projects in Colorado need funding? Can we attract investors to fund those projects? Colorado Impact Day answer these questions and more while simultaneously advancing IFC’s core mission.
If you would like to learn more about Colorado Impact Day and how to support it by making a gift or sponsorship, please email us at: COimpactday@impactfinancecenter.org