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Social venture Marketplace

The Commons on Champa is the Official Partner of the 2019 Social Venture Marketplace

Call for Social Ventures and Opportunity Zones
NOW OPEN: November 8, 7:30PM - December 21, 2018, 11:59PM



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If you or your organization is seeking investment capital to produce a positive impact on the Rocky Mountain’s communities, economy or natural environment, apply now for 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 will be 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 are eligible to apply.

Apply Here to Participate in the Social Venture Marketplace

60 applicants will be selected for the 2019 Social Venture Marketplace at the 3rd Annual CO Impact Days in Downtown Denver, March 12-14, 2019.

To apply:

1) First, submit the $25 application fee by adding this item to your cart and completing your payment as instructed. Then complete this online application (click here) and submit it by the deadline of December, 21, 2018 at 11:59PM. (Note: The $25 fee is required for your application to be considered eligible.)

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2) Then complete this online application and submit it by the deadline of December, 21, 2018 at 11:59PM. (Note: The $25 fee is required for your application to be considered eligible.)

Application Timeline

  • November 8, 2018 Applications open

  • December 21, 2018 Applications due

  • December 2018 - January 2019 Online judging

  • 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


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