EVENTS AT THE COMMONS

We host over 300 events annually at The Commons on Champa! Join the list and be the first to get invited.

In this power hour, we will focus on authentic, aligned business development strategies that not only will attract your ideal clients, but will have you feeling inspired and motivated to implement them.

Impact-driven entrepreneurs, we know you started your business to make a difference in the world. We know you measure success not only in dollars but also in contribution. We also know that traditional business strategy doesn’t necessarily feel good or work for you.

Superpower: Karen’s superpower is using her empathetic curiosity and intuitive listening to help folks get clarity and direction.

Mission: The mission of The Kite + Dart Group is to support entrepreneurial activists in creating and growing impact-driven businesses that are authentic, aligned, equitable, inclusive and of maximum contribution to the world.

Free and open to the community, but please RSVP here.

Power Hours Agenda

  • Introductions, 10 minutes – Who you are, what you’re working on (in 30 seconds)
  • Lightning Round, 10 minutes – List your top 2 questions or challenges where you’d like help or feedback (in
  • Discussion & Q&A, 45 minutes – Mentor facilitates discussion about questions and challenges
  • Open “Office Hours” for Individual Needs, 45 minutes – Follow up on feedback, ideas

How to Prepare
A succinct introduction to you + your business
Top 3 challenges and goals
The next best lead I need is… (what introduction, resource, connection, etc would be helpful to you today?)

About Power Hours at The Commons

Power Hours are weekly group sessions where entrepreneurs meet with some of the most well-respected entrepreneurs, subject-matter experts, and professionals in the region. These volunteer mentors share their entrepreneurial insights and provide feedback on startups, products or services, industries, or fledgling ideas.

It’s not a pitch event. Power Hours volunteers are here to help entrepreneurs navigate the entrepreneurial journey. It’s a chance for entrepreneurs to ask for feedback and advice that can help them meet their business challenges and goals.

Power Hours are held weekly at The Commons on Champa and are free and open to the entrepreneurial public. All participants are highly encouraged to attend the one-time Commons Community 101 to learn more about local entrepreneurial resources and best practices in building mentor relationships.

To learn more about becoming a Power Hours mentor/volunteer, click here

More Events at The Commons

Tue Sep 29 • 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Women's pitch workshop

Women's Pitch Training Workshop - Crafting a Sales & Fundraising Pitch

Women’s Entrepreneurial Council, in partnership with the Women’s Investor Network (WIN), an initiative of Rockies Venture Club (RVC), are excited to celebrate women’s resilience and expertise in a two-part pitch event series!

Part One: Pitch Training Workshop – Sales & Fundraising – September 29, 2020 at 3PM (MDT) – Register for pitch workshop HERE! – Cost: $10 

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Tue Oct 13 • 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Aligned Business Development with Karen Bartlett

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Tue Oct 20 • 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Prevailing Wage

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Tue Oct 20 • 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Wed Oct 21 • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

SEO Q&A Power Hour w/ Jennifer Croft

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Wed Oct 21 • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Thu Nov 5 • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Women's Best Pitch Awards

 

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Women’s Entrepreneurial Council, in partnership with the Women’s Investor Network (WIN), an initiative of Rockies Venture Club (RVC), are excited to announce the inaugural year of the Women’s Best Awards℠ | Women’s Best Pitch Awards 2020!

 

If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this event, please email Kalen@thecommons.co within two weeks of the event start date.

You will be contacted by someone from our team to discuss your specific needs. Please include your contact information.

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Sat Nov 7 • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Commons Business Bootcamp

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Tue Nov 10 • 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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Wed Nov 11 • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Power Hours with Husch Blackwell, Legal Counsel

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Wed Nov 18 • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

RVC Funding Mastermind

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Tue Dec 1 • 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Five Steps for Doing Business with the City

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Wed Dec 9 • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

WILL IT FLY?

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Wed Dec 16 • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

SEO Q&A Power Hour w/ Jennifer Croft

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Wed Dec 16 • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Recommended for:

I Own a Startup
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Sat Feb 20 • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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