Denver’s entrepreneurial hub enters second year with eye on diversity
Author: Ramsey Scott - June 29, 2016 - Updated: June 26, 2016
Denver’s campus for business startups and entrepreneurs, The Commons at Champa, is in the midst of its second year with an open sign hanging on the door. Diversification of clientele has become a major focus for the organization's leaders as they try to encourage more people to take advantage of its free and reduced-cost resources. The Commons at Champa is a nonprofit created by a public/private partnership between the city of Denver, the Downtown Denver Partnership and the Colorado Technology Association along with numerous other sponsors. The Commons, which opened May 2015 at the corner of 13th Street and Champa Street, provides free programs, business meetups and mentorship along with access to high-tech conference rooms and meeting spaces at a free or reduced rate. Also there’s free coffee in the center’s lounge. After all, anyone starting a business needs coffee in copious amounts.