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Colorado Impact Day

  • The Curtis Hotel & The Elle Opera House (map)
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Developing an Impact Investing Marketplace at a State Scale!

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 at a state scale. 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:

  1. In assessing the impact investing landscape – both supply and demand of capital;
  2. In connecting worthy ventures to the time, treasure, and talent they need; and
  3. 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.

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8:00 AM08:00

Colorado’s Hidden Funding Source: Denver Startup Week Panel

  • UCD – Jake Jabs Center – Rm 1800 (map)
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Who should attend:

  • Startups and growing businesses interested in new sources of capital;
  • All startup or growing businesses making positive social or environmental change;
  • Foundations, investors and wealth advisors interested in impact investing;
  • Anyone interested in Colorado Impact Day Pitch Competition & , March 3-4, 2016.

Who you will meet:

  • Doug Johnson, Panel Moderator, Chair of Tiger 21 & VP of Capital Access at Innosphere
  • John Corbett, CEO & Founding President - Awhere
  • Bob Goodman, President & CEO - RX Assurance
  • Dr. Stephanie Gripne, Founder - Impact Finance Center & Colorado Impact Initiative and Day
  • Joanne Kelly, Executive Director - Colorado Association of Funders
  • Stephan Reckie, Angel Investor - Founding & Managing Member of Angelus Funding
  • Jesse Wolff, Director of Private Sector Initiatives - The Colorado Health Foundation

What people will learn:

  • Impact investing on the continuum of capital in Colorado.
  • How mission- and program-related investments work.
  • Why and how foundations and philanthropists are investing in startups.
  • Startups and foundations can work TOGETHER to make positive change.
  • How to get involved in the Colorado Impact Initiative & Impact Day.
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9:30 AM09:30



Keynote Lunch Presentation Featuring Stephanie Gripne, Ph.D.

Attend. Learn. Participate. Profit.

Find out why impact investing is attracting attention, assets, and is opening up a huge channel of new business for the financial services industry.

Leaders from the impact investing industry will share their success stories and explain how seeking alpha doesn't necessarily have to come at the expense of social and environmental impact. 

From portfolio analysis to powerful stories of social change, Impact Investing is an event that will challenge you to think, collaborate, and better plan a future for your business - and us all.

You'll be given the tools to attract and retain assets as well as appeal to millennial investors with a new investment approach.

Impact Investing programs are expected to skyrocket and reach $1 trillion of assets under management in the coming years.

Special Discounted Registration Offer Courtesy of Impact Finance Center

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4:00 PM16:00

Impact Investing Innovation After Hours

Innovation After Hours: Impact Investing

presented by the City of Loveland


This Thursday -- we want show you why innovative funding is as critical as the innovation itself! Come learn about Colorado Impact Day - March 3-4, 2016, Colorado Impact Initiative, Investor Readiness Workshop!  

How is impact investing and social enterprise being used to create positive communities? How do we think about, and fund, social change? July's Innovation After Hours will explain just that! 

Last reminder to register -- plan on joining Innosphere at Loveland's CreatorSpace for networking, Crow Hop Brewing and a complimentary program with great speakers.

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