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GRAND OPENING: Commons on Champa
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The Commons on Champa is set to open! Join us for a festive ribbon cutting with Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Denver's partners in innovation and entrepreneurship.

5/13/2015
When: Wednesday, May 13th
11:30am
Where: Commons on Champa
1245 Champa St.
Denver, Colorado  80204
United States
Contact: Megan Ryan

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GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION
WEDNESDAY, MAY 13


The Commons on Champa is set to open! Join us for a festive ribbon cutting with Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Denver’s partners in innovation and entrepreneurship.
 
Be the first on the scene and discover what The Commons has to offer, bringing startups, students, thought leaders and mavericks together in one unique and inspiring location in Downtown Denver.

Join us for any or all of the day to explore The Commons on Champa and its leading edge technologies.
 

Bring your friends and colleagues - it's time to celebrate with The Commons!

Please RSVP here 

OPENING DAY at THE COMMONS ON CHAMPA
 
11:30AM
Ribbon Cutting with Mayor Hancock and the partners who helped build The Commons
 
Noon
Community Lunch
 
12:30PM
Spotlight on Startups panel discussion featuring leaders from
Denver's entrepreneurial community. 

Entrepreneurs talk about risk-taking, rule-breaking, mistake-making, and getting more than a little help from their friends. Hear from some of the brightest minds in Denver’s entrepreneurial community as they share their stories and reflect on what it takes to start a successful business.

Panelists: 

 Ryan Heckman, Quarterly Forum/Colorado Impact Fund

 Taylor McLemore, Patriot Boot

 Annette Quintana, Istonish 

 Jenna Walker, Artifact Uprising

 John Gowen, Liberty Global Ventures

Moderated by Michael Gellman, SpireMedia

 
2:00-4:00PM
Tours and town-hall style conversation.
Join diverse business resource providers in discussing paths to accelerating Denver's entrepreneurial community

KINETIC ENERGY: Can Denver redefine what it means to be a great place to start a business? Hear from some of the leaders that have helped to make Denver’s entrepreneurial community what it is today, and their vision for the city’s future.

Panelists:

 Jeff Romine, Denver Office of Economic Development

 Tamra Ryan, Women’s Bean Project

 Mike Maloney, Kota Longboards

 Jim Pittenger, Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs 

Moderated by Rob Smith, Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute


4:00-6:00PM
Startup Celebration featuring food and drinks from some of Denver's favorite food startups

Get a taste of what Denver’s food entrepreneurs have to offer while they share their stories and serve up sample snacks and drinks. These are some of the businesses driving Denver’s exploding food and beverage industry, helping to propel the city’s reputation as one of the nation’s best cities to live, work and startup.

A Sampling of Participants: 
The Real Dill Steuben’s Food Truck, Snooze, Red Camper, Glazed & Confuzed Donuts, Elevation Ketchup, 
K-Sauce, Rocky Mountain Soda Company, Novo Coffee, PB Love Co.


  



Visit the Commons on Champa website for more information. 
 
 

 

GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13

The Commons on Champa is set to open! Join us for a festive ribbon cutting with Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Denver’s partners in innovation and entrepreneurship.

 

Be the first on the scene and discover what The Commons has to offer, bringing startups, students, thought leaders and mavericks together in one unique and inspiring location in Downtown Denver.


Join us for any or all of the day to explore The Commons on Champa and its leading edge technologies.

 

OPENING DAY at THE COMMONS ON CHAMPA

 

11:30AM

Ribbon Cutting with Mayor Hancock and the partners who helped build The Commons

 

Noon
Community Lunch
 
12:30PM
Spotlight on Startups panel discussion featuring leaders from Denver's entrepreneurial community
 
2:00-4:00PM
Tours and town-hall style conversation. Join diverse business resource providers in discussing paths to accelerating Denver's entrepreneurial community
 
4:00-6:00PM
Startup Celebration featuring food and drinks from some of Denver's favorite food startups
 
 
Bring your friends and colleagues - it's time to celebrate with The Commons!
Please RSVP here

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