CO.STARTERS at The Commons

This nine-week program equips aspiring entrepreneurs with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn business ideas into action and turn a passion into a sustainable and thriving business. If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, or a seasoned entrepreneur looking to launch a new product or service and build a company, CO.STARTERS is for you. If you’re community-minded and serious about turning your passion into a sustainable business, we want you. Potential participants must apply online to be considered. Meets Wednesdays from 6-9pm.

The CO.STARTERS application is always open. Apply early!


CO.STARTERS is an action-driven, collaborative process with a small and supportive group of like-minded people.

Led by a facilitator who is an experienced entrepreneur, you’ll identify your assumptions about why and how your businesses will work and then talk to customers in order to validate your ideas.


Thanks to a grant from The Kauffman Foundation, CO.STARTERS at The Commons costs a flat fee of $179 for the full nine weeks, including all program materials and a meal for each meeting. Scholarships and payment schedules are available by request. There is NO application fee.


Applications reviewed on a rolling basis. Each application is carefully reviewed and selection will favor those most likely to benefit from the program and become sustainable businesses in the Denver area. Women and minority entrepreneurs strongly encouraged to apply.


Week 1

Knowing Yourself

Week 4

Building the Model to Scale

Week 7

Accounting for Growth

Week 2

Knowing Your Customer

Week 5

Strengthening Your Structure

Week 8

Planning for the Future

Week 3

Getting the Relationship Right

Week 6

Discovering the Bottom Line

Week 9

Sharing Your Story: Community Celebration



“I love and support Commons programming because it strives to foster community and creates a level playing field and common ground for all entrepreneurs…regardless of their stage within the lifecycle or the amount of funding in the bank.”

  • Olivia Omega Wallace, CO.STARTERS Facilitator, Wallace Marketing Group


Meet some of our CO.STARTERS graduates