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Launch Denver: Calling all Denver area Entrepreneurs!

Want capital, community, and support? Fall 2020 deadline September 11, 2020

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We are a new initiative supporting and developing entrepreneurs and small businesses in the Denver area by providing access to business loans, business development services and networking opportunities.

Are you starting your own business?

Common roadblocks in founding a new venture include:

  • Trying to identify a market, understand your customers, and connect with their wants and needs
  • Refining and testing your product or service
  • Searching for start-up funding
  • Knowing how to turn a small revenue stream into a lucrative and growing business

If you're starting your own business, this may be the program for you.

Lynn Hoffman
"We want to provide entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs in the Denver area with an opportunity to receive some excellent training, mentorship, networking, and potential funding. The only requirement is that applicants have already started a business, or very close to starting a business, and need help."

Dr. Lynn Hoffman

Professor of Management

Launch Denver Offers:
  • Business training: Nine  3-hour classes
  • Mentorship: An assigned mentor from the local business community
  • Networking: Connections with business owners and other entrepreneurs
  • Microloans: From $500 to $2,500

Apply Now or Learn More

Apply by September 11 Orientation is September 23 | Classes begin September 23

To apply for Launch Denver, just complete this simple form here:

Launch Denver Application

If you have questions about the program, please contact Professor Lynn Hoffman:

Lynn Hoffman

Dr. Lynn Hoffman


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Lynn is an excellent team builder and brings that expertise to the classroom. He developed the Organizational Management and Consulting course that pairs student teams with local companies. He has served on the Board of a local non-profit, provided consulting services to local businesses, and owned a business. With his military and business background, he brings vast experience into the classroom. Lynn is a prolific researcher and is the recipient of the College of Business, Dean’s Excellence in Scholarship award. He has helped numerous students prepare research papers that have been presented at academic conferences. Lynn has been instrumental in developing the entrepreneurship curriculum for the College of Business. He has served in numerous officer positions for the Westminster Rotary Club and is active in the Small Business Institute. Lynn’s PhD is in Industrial Relations/Human Resource Management from the University of Iowa.

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Apply to be a Mentor

To become a mentor for Launch Denver, just complete this simple form here:

Mentor Application

If you have questions about the program, please contact Professor Lynn Hoffman:

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