Colorado Springs Startup Week is a week-long celebration of innovation, entrepreneurialism, and the creative spaces and places that make up the Colorado Springs startup ecosystem.

Startup Week is a collective demonstration of Colorado Springs’ COMMITMENT to ENTREPRENEURIALISM, INCLUSIVITY, and STARTUP SUPPORT to all participants that experience the week.

Everyone who participates will LEARN something that BENEFITS their business or them personally. Participants will have the opportunity to CONNECT with others, and participate in SHOWCASING OUR COMMUNITY as an emerging startup market not to be ignored.
Wednesday, September 11 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Opportunity Zones 101 for Startups (The Opportunity is Now: Opportunity Zones for Startups)

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Opportunity Zones is a new tax incentive catalyzing investment in businesses and property located in low-income distressed communities. This creates a new pool of funding for businesses seeking equity investment, and additional motivation to potentially leverage their community.

If you are a business already located or interested in locating in an Opportunity Zone, we invite you to come to learn about Opportunity Zones from the investor, legal, fund, government and business perspectives to see how this may fit in with your business funding model.

Come take advantage of the opportunity to learn about Opportunity Zones, and count how many times we say opportunity!

To explore more about Opportunity Zones beforehand, please visit choosecolorado.com/oz

Facilitator: Jana Persky, Office of Economic Development and International Trade Opportunity Zones Program Director

1.Startup businesses seeking equity capital
2.Asset-based startups (i.e. manufacturing, outdoor rec, bioscience)
4.Interested parties 

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Jana Persky

Opportunity Zones Program Director, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade

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Dave Steigerwald

Managing Director, Sparks Willson
Mr. Steigerwald is the managing director of Sparks Willson business law firm.  His practice focuses on business law, including mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, contract negotiations, intellectual property and licensing protection, governance and strategy.  David’s... Read More →
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Jon Skorich

Managing Partner, Bismar Capital
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Chelsea Gaylord

Senior Economic Development Specialist, City of Colorado Springs
Co-lead for Collective Impact track and promoting business expansion, job creation, and investment in Colorado Springs. Peak Startup board member and champion for innovation and entrepreneurship in our community.

Wednesday September 11, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Colorado Springs City Hall Council Chambers 107 N Nevada Ave #300, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, USA

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