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2019 Social Venture Marketplace

Official Partners of the 2019 Social Venture Marketplace

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Selection for the 2019 CO Impact Days Social Venture Marketplace (March 11-12) has passed. But the Online Marketplace is available through October 2019.

Interested in applying for the Online Marketplace? The application is open to create a living deal book to document your investment opportunity. Please complete steps 1 and 2 below to be in the online Marketplace.

Call for Social Ventures
& Opportunity Zones
Organizations seeking investment capital to produce a positive impact on the Rocky Mountain’s communities, economy or natural environment, are presented with the opportunity to participate in the 2019 Social Venture Marketplace at the 3rd Annual CO Impact Days Conference in Downtown Denver on March 12-14, 2019.

Sixty applicants were selected by a committee of entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders to participate in the Marketplace. Nonprofit organizations, for-profit companies, funds, agencies, community partnerships independent projects were eligible to apply.

An impact investment (for purposes of this Call for Deals) includes any capital need that can be met with a loan, a line of credit, other debt product, or equity investment. If the only way your financial need can be met is through a grant, donation, or sponsorship then you are not eligible for the call for deals. 

Deadline to Apply for CO Impact Days Marketplace: December, 21, 2018
Deadline to Apply for Digital Marketplace: September 15, 2019
$25 Application Fee
$195 Fee for Top Ventures / Live Showcase & Online Deal Book

Step 1: Submit an application

Step 2: Submit Your Application Fee by Contacting

selected social ventures

Monday, March 11

Tuesday, March 12

Contact Us

When you are notified that your social venture has been chosen to appear in the Social Venture Marketplace, you will be given exact specifications for how much space you will have for your "booth" at the marketplace. 30 ventures will be showcased each night (March 11 and 12). Please see below for a floor plan:

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Application Timeline

  • November 8, 2018 Applications open

  • December 21, 2018 Applications due

  • February, 2019 Online judging

  • Late February, 2019 60 participants announced

  • March 11-14, 2019 CO Impact Days & Social Venture Marketplace


What to Expect for 2019

Intentional interactions between investors + social ventures.

Fewer social ventures. Higher fidelity. Better exposure.

In-person events during CO Impact Days designed to spur investor interest.

An online deal management platform courtesy of StageXchange to make it easier for deals to be found. Simple setup and search functions save time. Interactive due diligence supports powerful connections.


resources for social ventures

We’re here first to help asset owners leverage philanthropy for maximum impact. But, we love and support Social Ventures, too. Here’s how.

Deal Doctor Webinar or In Person
Pro bono workshops to provide technical assistance to social ventures in a fun, interactive format. Participants work through impact investing problems of all stages. Situation-specific questions and knowledge-sharing encouraged. In partnership with the State of Colorado and The Commons on Champa.

Workshops for For-Profit Social Ventures
Few For-Profit entities realize that impact investment capital is available to them. This workshop is for For-Profit organizations interested in engaging the impact investing community. Companies learn to identify opportunities and design strategies to obtain impact investing capital.

Workshops for Nonprofit Social Ventures
This workshop demonstrates how combining grants and donations with impact investing capital can strengthen capacity, ensure sustainability, and build scale in nonprofits and social enterprises.

Coffee Chats
Informal meet and greet with the Dr. Stephanie Gripne and guests of Impact Finance Center.

The Phonebook: Rocky Mountain Who’s Who Impact Investing
A partnership between A listing of professional service providers, intermediaries, accelerators and incubators tailored to the impact investing community. In partnership with the Denver Business Journal.
Part 1 and Part 2.

2-hour Impact Investing consultation ($500) with Impact Finance Center

Social Venture Register:

Deal Doctor Webinar
Nov 12

Nonprofit Impact Investing Workshop
Nov 27

Deal Doctor In-person
Dec 11

Coffee Chat: CO Impact Days, Opportunity Zones, and Impact
Dec 12

For-Profit Impact Investing Workshop
Dec 13

Service Directory

Private Consult
By Request