The Commons on Champa to open May 15, offer entrepreneurial gathering space to grow businesses

By: InnovatioNews Friday March 13, 2015 0 comments Tags: Denver, Denver Startup Week

 

commons logoDENVER - Denver Startup Week organizers announced the opening of The Commons on Champa, an entrepreneurial gathering space, on May 15 in downtown Denver.

"The Commons on Champa is a unique public space where entrepreneurs come to drive each other to the next level and gain access to resources that help grow their business," says the Commons' website at www.thecommons.co.

The 20,000-square-foot space on two floors is wired with a host of high-tech amenities and includes three conference rooms and a 200-person event center.

The second floor is devoted to nonprofit organizations that support Denver's startup and innovation ecosystem.

The space is located at 1245 Champa Street at 13th St. adjacent to the Denver Performing Arts Center.

The space is referred to as "a dynamic place for learning, innovation and leadership" and "Denver's public campus for entrepreneurship," according to the website.

The Commons at Champa was first envisioned in 2012 as a component of the city's Downtown Area Plan and given priority by Mayor Michael Hancock in his 2013 State of the City address "to help foster Denver's culture of innovation and entrepreneurship."

The project was officially launched last year by the Downtown Denver Partnership, City and County of Denver, Colorado Technology Association and a group of partners that include Comcast, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Chase, and the Denver Office of Economic Development.

Programming at The Commons will include mentor hours, meetups, Biz 101 services, keynote speakers, panel discussions, leadership spotlights, award initiatives, workshops and industry-specific labs, organizers said.
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