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.

SUPERPOWER: Bridging the gap between consultant and agency acting as a fractional marketing director.

MISSION: Shauna’s mission is to help early-stage startups scale with effective strategies, creative solutions, and unparalleled integrity by making the most of small budgets for maximum impact.


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

Open to the entrepreneurial public. Registration required.

More Events at The Commons

Tue Sep 17 • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

DSW Will It Fly: Test Your Business Idea in 10 Steps

You’ve got a great business idea…but can it become a great business?

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I'm Discovering
I Have an Idea
I Own a Startup
Thu Sep 19 • 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

DSW Will It Fly: Test Your Business Idea in 10 Steps

You’ve got a great business idea…but can it become a great business?

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Recommended for:

I'm Discovering
I Have an Idea
Thu Sep 19 • 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Denver Startup Week Featured Power Hours with Rob McColgan, Founder of Modern Market

SUPERPOWER: Finance l Fundraising l Operations

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I'm Discovering
I Own a Startup
I'm Expanding
Fri Sep 20 • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Power Hours & Pitch Preparation with Paul Foley

Join Paul Foley for pitch prep from 3-4 PM and Power Hours from 4-5 PM!

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I Own a Startup
I'm Expanding
Tue Sep 24 • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Power Hours with Shauna Armitage, Marketing Director

SUPERPOWER: Bridging the gap between consultant and agency acting as a fractional marketing director.

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I'm Discovering
I Own a Startup
I'm Expanding
Wed Sep 25 • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Power Hours with Jason Lewis, CEO at Ecospace

SUPERPOWER: Assisting high growth companies obtain real estate, grow and invest.

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I'm Discovering
I Own a Startup
I'm Expanding
Tue Oct 1 • 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Creating an Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Business

presented by the Denver Department of Public Health & Environment and Certifiably Green Denver

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I'm Discovering
I Have an Idea
I Own a Startup
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Tue Oct 15 • 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Denver’s Tax Credits + Your Business

presented by DEDO

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Wed Oct 16 • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Board Match Happy Hour

presented by DEDO + Spark the Change Colorado

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Thu Oct 17 • 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Women on the Rise with Lori Davis, Managing Partner at Grant Thornthon

A series featuring the stories of women founders and their companies. The Women on the Rise Spotlight Series from The Commons brings like-minded women and men together for intimate conversations with founders, innovators and business leaders to hear how women have built their success stories.

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Thu Oct 24 • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Leadership Spotlight Series

Commons Leadership Spotlight is a guest lecture series for the innovation and entrepreneurship community. Our free monthly events bring entrepreneurial minds together and feature one-of-a-kind conversation with the visionaries, risk-takers and rule-breakers who are moving ideas forward.

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I'm Discovering
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Sat Nov 2 • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Commons Business Bootcamp

Whether you plan to start a part-time or full-time business, the Commons Business Bootcamp is for you.

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I Own a Startup
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Tue Nov 5 • 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Five Steps for Doing Business with the City

presented by Denver Purchasing

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I Have an Idea
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Tue Dec 3 • 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Five Steps for Doing Business with the City

presented by Denver Purchasing

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I'm Discovering
I Have an Idea
I Own a Startup
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Wed Dec 4 • 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

CO.Starters Community Night at The Commons

Please join us to hear the business pitches, meet and mingle with the entrepreneurs and learn more about CO.STARTERS at The Commons.

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I'm Discovering
I Have an Idea
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Thu Dec 5 • 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Leadership Spotlight Series

Commons Leadership Spotlight is a guest lecture series for the innovation and entrepreneurship community.

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Recommended for:

I'm Discovering
I Have an Idea
I Own a Startup
I'm Expanding