The Denver Economic Development & Opportunity "DEDO" team is bringing government insight to the Commons on Champa to help startup ideas flourish and to avoid potential pitfalls. DEDO@Commons offers free one-on-one advisory sessions and workshops on key resources from your government and nonprofit partners.
Schedule an appointment using the on-line calendar below. DEDO team members are trained to work with all small businesses, but each specializes in the topics listed below, so you may want to make an appointment or plan your visit accordingly. Advisory hours follow this standing schedule but are subject to minor changes. To learn more about DEDO click HERE
Mondays:10-12pm Global Business Development; Tim Martinez, DEDO(2nd & 4th Monday of each month)2-5pm City of Denver Enterprise Zone and Investment Tax Credit Programs; Joanne Greek, DEDO(2nd & 4th Monday of each month)
Tuesdays:9-12pm (1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month) Federal Resources for Small Business; U.S. Small Business Administration9-12pm (1st, 2nd & 3rd Tuesday of each month) Denver Procurement;& Government Contracting Cecilia Rivas de Schuermann, Denver Purchasing1-4pm (1st Tuesday of each month) U.S. Patent & Trademark Office; Intellectual Property, Patent & Trademark assistance
Wednesdays:9-5pm Entrepreneurship, Finance and Service Provider Network referrals, Carrie Singer, DEDO
Thursdays:9-noon Business Plan Review & Small Business Lending, Rick Snyder, DEDO1-4pm Business Financing & Resources, Stefanie Fox, Colorado Enterprise Fund (3rd Thursday of each month) CEF1-4 pm Business Financing & Resources, Maria Gutilla, Denver Community Credit Union (2nd & 4th Thursday of each month) DCCU
Fridays:9-12pm Non-Profit Legal & Governance, Katie Thomas, Colorado Nonprofit Legal Center CONPLC1-4 pm Retail, Food & Beverage, Hospitality, John Hill, DEDO (2nd & 4th Friday of each month)