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Women’s Bean Project

The Women’s Bean Project is a transitional job training program for chronically unemployed and impoverished women. The organization provides jobs in gourmet food and handmade jewelry manufacturing as well as offers special programming and classes in interpersonal and life skills that are needed to move into career entry-level employment. By working in an active business and participating in the 6-9 month program, each woman earns a steady paycheck as well as receives support services to … CONTINUE READING

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World Domination Summit

World Domination Summit (WDS) is a “gathering of creative, interesting people from all over the world. Every summer, thousands of people travel to Portland, Oregon for an immersive experience in life, work and travel.” The convening is focused on the core principles of community, adventure and service, and it aims to answer the question – How do we live a remarkable life in a conventional world? WDS was founded by Chris Guillebeau, explorer of … CONTINUE READING

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Denver Flea

The Denver Flea is a contemporary marketplace showcasing makers and retailers who cultivate the Colorado lifestyle. Their vision is to change the way people think of a flea market, and they are committed to elevating creative businesses in Denver. Their aim is to support locally-based companies as well as people who build upon Denver’s individual character no matter where they call home. There are four Flea markets a year: Spring, Summer, Fall and Holiday…each held … CONTINUE READING

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Urban Peak

Urban Peak is the only non-profit organization in Denver that provides a full convergence of services for youth ages 15 through 24 experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. The organization’s goal is to help these youth overcome real life challenges and become self-sufficient adults. They do this by providing five essential services at little or no cost to the youth: an overnight shelter, a daytime drop-in center, street outreach, education and employment … CONTINUE READING

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Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute (RMMFI)

The Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute (RMMFI) is a community creating economic and social mobility through entrepreneurship. RMMFI helps curious people transform into serious entrepreneurs through skill building, mentorship, and micro lending. RMMFI provides a simple and effective approach to business development built around the philosophy that poor planning equals poor results.  First step – does your idea make sense, next step – launch it, and finally – be really successful with it!

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Cherry Arts Festival at Stanley

Cherry Arts Festival at Stanley is a celebration of national art and local flavor at the Stanley Marketplace adjacent to the Stapleton community in Aurora. In 2015, this debut event met an unfulfilled demand for a high quality art and cultural experience, and for 2016 the event will continue to grow, feature 100 juried artist exhibitors and take place in Stanley’s exciting mixed-use indoor and outdoor event facility.

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The Horseshoe Market
Part II

The Horseshoe Market seeks to cultivate a vital community of local artists, designers, handmakers, collectors and entrepreneurs. By offering vendors a supportive environment to sell their goods, the markets have become a venue where small businesses grow and the community has the opportunity to engage with the maker while also supporting our local economy. The BE Stories highlighted some of both the vendors’ and the market’s attendees’ stories – click on the link under each … CONTINUE READING

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The Horseshoe Market
Part I

The Horseshoe Market seeks to cultivate a vital community of local artists, designers, handmakers, collectors and entrepreneurs. By offering vendors a supportive environment to sell their goods, the markets have become a venue where small businesses grow and the community has the opportunity to engage with the maker while also supporting our local economy. The BE Stories highlighted some of both the vendors’ and the market’s attendees’ stories – click on the link under each … CONTINUE READING

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2015 Denver Startup Week
Part II

Denver Startup Week, September 28th – October 2nd, celebrated its fourth year in existence, with its goals being to:  1) enhance the sense of community amongst Denver entrepreneurs, 2) highlight Denver as an entrepreneurial center on the local, regional and national stage, and 3) provide education, inspiration and networking events for the Denver entrepreneurial community. The BE Stories highlighted some of the week participants’ stories when they stopped into Chase Basecamp – click on … CONTINUE READING

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2015 Denver Startup Week
PART I

Denver Startup Week, September 28th – October 2nd, celebrated its fourth year in existence, with its goals being to:  1) enhance the sense of community amongst Denver entrepreneurs, 2) highlight Denver as an entrepreneurial center on the local, regional and national stage, and 3) provide education, inspiration and networking events for the Denver entrepreneurial community. The BE Stories highlighted some of the week participants’ stories when they stopped into Chase Basecamp – click on … CONTINUE READING

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