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Opening Remarks Keynote: Opportunity Zones Meets Impact Days

March 11 8:00-8:45

Location: Marco Polo

Opening Remarks

The following session will introduce both the CO Impact Days 2019 and The National Opportunity Zone Summit, which has become the largest place-based impact investing community in the U.S. Founded in 2015, Impact Finance Center's flagship initiative, CO Impact Days and Impact Investing Institute is a three-year effort to catalyze $100M of investment in social ventures. While CO Impact Days has already surpassed the original objectives of catalyzing over $201M in impact investments before the third CO Impact Days. This year’s conference will focus on “Thriving Economies: Community Ownership, Opportunity Zones, and Full Spectrum Capital.”  


Rich Hoops, Hoops Family Foundation and Co-Founder of Impact Hub Boulder

Dr. Stephanie Gripne, Founder and CEO, Impact Finance Center, CO Impact Days and Impact Investing Institute

Jana Persky, Strategic Initiatives Manager, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade

Chantal Unfug, Director, Colorado's Division of Local Government

Earlier Event: March 11
Breakfast Buffet