SUPPORT AT The Commons

Become a Mentor

Support innovators and entrepreneurs by sharing mentorship, insights and expertise.

What to Expect

Mentors help entrepreneurs navigate their path. Volunteers interested in giving back to Denver’s diverse entrepreneurial community through mentorship can get involved in a variety of ways.

Mentorship Overview



Mentor a cohort of entrepreneurs in core business areas. 2 hour session, 3-4/year.

Startup Space

Connect with entrepreneurs via our online entrepreneurial network. Download the Startup Space app.



Powers Hours

Serve as a mentor or subject-matter expert for open group mentorship hours. 90 minute session, 2-3/year.



Mentor entrepreneurs in this 9-week accelerator program. 1 hour session, 2/year.

Who Becomes a Mentor


Experienced Entrepreneurs


Subject Matter Experts


Business Leaders

Recent Mentors

Paul Foley

Paul Foley

Co-Founder & Investor

Kelly Schexnaildre

Kelly Schexnaildre

Owner, Merfs Condiments

Jessica Fialkovich

Jessica Fialkovich

Business Exit Expert

Kendra Anderson

Kendra Anderson

Owner, Bar Helix

Praful Shah

Praful Shah


Meet a Mentor

Kathy Holmes | President and Founder of Holmes Consulting Group

Kathy Holmes has dedicated her life to developing the potential of others. Kathy, a founding member of the Downtown Denver Partnership’s Women’s Council, helped to launch Women on the Rise, a Commons program connecting women to role models, resources and support. Kathy also helped develop Champions and Power Hours at The Common to provide opportunities for entrepreneurs to gain insights and feedback from the region’s leading entrepreneurs and experts as they look to build businesses with lasting value in our community.

Get Involved at The Commons


Experienced entrepreneurs guide participants through mentorship and accelerator programs.


Lend time, energy or expertise to help The Commons community thrive.


Demonstrate your commitment to Denver’s entrepreneur community.

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