Monday November 13, 2017 0 comments
DENVER -- CO Impact Days and Initiative announced the top 100 social ventures invited to meet with investors to seek millions of dollars of “impact investments” at CO Impact Days Social Venture Showcase on Nov. 17.
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The 100 ventures will convene at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the Denver Performing Arts Complex for the second year of this innovative, exciting, “shark-tank for good” statewide marketplace for impact investing, organizers said.
The chosen social ventures will have the opportunity to showcase their investment opportunities to offer not only a financial return on the impact investor's investment, but also to offer solutions to some of today’s most pressing issues.
“We are so thrilled to again invite more than 200 investors and philanthropists to interact with these valuable social ventures,” said Stephanie Gripne, founder of the Impact Finance Center and creator of CO Impact Days and Initiative.
“When these two groups of powerful move-makers share a room, there is no telling the good that will come. We’ve aimed to offer a diverse array of impact investments, with a goal that every investor attendee will leave knowing that deal flow is not a Colorado impact investing problem.
“We’re excited to continue this effort and see even more fruitful collisions at this year’s marketplace.”
The goal of CO Impact Initiative is to catalyze $100 million in impact investments in Colorado social ventures over the next three years.
One organization selected this year is Colorado Enterprise Fund, which provides loans to small businesses and startups unable to obtain funding through traditional banks.
“We are thrilled to be chosen for the second consecutive year, and to have the opportunity to prove our viability, showcase our importance to this community, and share our track record of providing a great return on their investment,” said CEF President and CEO Ceyl Prinster.
“Funding from these impact investors will enable us to serve more Colorado businesses, which in turn will ultimately advance economic opportunity and prosperity in our Colorado communities.”
CO Impact Days is in the second year of its effort to create a statewide marketplace for impact investing; identifying, connecting, and celebrating Colorado's top social ventures and impact investors from the Western Slope to the Front Range.
CO Impact Days’ brings together Colorado’s top 100 social ventures, 200 impact investors, and 500+ community members to “Learn. Connect. Invest.”