Colorado Thrives exists to advance Colorado as an inspiring and inclusive community known globally for innovation, collaboration, and overall well-being.
Thrives-Techstars Workforce Development Accelerator ➕
Launched in 2020, Colorado Thrives partnered to create the Techstars Workforce Development Accelerator. This three-year initiative provides startup businesses and a limited number of nonprofit organizations with tools to address the challenges of the current labor market through innovative technologies, business models and solutions. With support from Colorado Thrives, the nonprofits will receive the same programming and mentorship as the startups.
The Workforce Development Accelerator would not be possible without the support of all of the project partners:
Endeavor Colorado ➕
Colorado Thrives endorses the work of Endeavor Colorado and is pleased to provide support for their work to bring world-class entrepreneurs to Colorado. Endeavor is known globally for their network of mentors, investors, and peers who provide strategic support as these entrepreneurs scale their businesses and engage in Colorado’s rich civic life.
Featured Endeavor Entrepreneur
Please visit https://endeavor.org/location/colorado/ for additional entrepreneurs and information about Endeavor’s work
Colorado Thrives was pleased to participate in EforAll’s expansion into Longmont and provide ongoing support for their mission. EforAll works in local communities to scale and accelerate economic and social impact through entrepreneurship. We will continue to work with EforAll to expand into other Colorado communities that can benefit from EforAll’s accelerator, workshops and co-working resources.
Featured EforAll Entrepreneur
For more information please visit: https://eforall.org/co/longmont/
AdvanceEDU is an innovative, new kind of college experience in Colorado that relies on partnerships with trusted, nonprofit universities, which provide their students affordable access to degree programs. AdvanceEDU provides the resources that nontraditional students need to be successful: a deeply supported onboarding process, personalized coaching and supports in our Denver campus, and a community of caring staff and peers that will be with them every step of the way. This approach enables students to pursue their degree and build their career at the same time, even while working or supporting family.
SyncUp Colorado ➕
Colorado Thrives is pleased to support SyncUp Colorado, a project of ZOMALAB, which supports Colorado-based organizations with early- and mid-stage solutions addressing the challenge question: “How might we accelerate education-to-employment partnerships that support Coloradans ages 12-24 to make informed choices and obtain job relevant skills to build quality careers?”
SyncUp Colorado announced the first round of prizes for the Challenge in November, and winners include innovators from around the state, see the full list of winners and finalists here.
Thrives Innovators of 2021
Click on the images below to link to our initial class of startups:
One piece to the puzzle is bringing entrepreneurs and innovators to the table to solve some of the intractable problems facing workers and businesses. Colorado Thrives is working to make an impact on economic and social mobility in the state of Colorado.
- Mike Fries
CEO, Liberty Global and Member of Colorado Thrives