Programs at The Commons

Power Hours

Regular group mentorship sessions connecting entrepreneurs, subject matter and industry experts, investors and professionals providing feedback on startups, products and services, industries and fledgling ideas.

What to Expect

Power Hours mentors help entrepreneurs navigate the entrepreneurial journey. It’s a chance to ask for feedback and advice that can help you meet your business challenges and goals.


Power Hours Sessions

Free drop-in sessions held 2-3 times a week. Be prepared with a succinct introduction to your venture, your top 3 challenges and goals, and what resource, connection or support you need.

Entrepreneur Development Plan

Develop your Plan & Smart Goals to prepare for mentorship.


Commons Community 101

Your first step, an orientation to The Commons and Denver’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Upcoming Sessions
Wed Jul 1 • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Vision & Mindfulness In Entrepreneurship

This lunchtime event provides a sampling of our three-hour workshop chock full of tips, tools and techniques on how to live with more mindfulness, happiness, resilience and visioning techniques for creating a life that you love. In this power hour, we will focus on mindful eating and visioning.

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Tue Jul 14 • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Resilience in Business Development with Shannon O'Neill

Join me in talking about resilience in your business. Being an entrepreneur is hard — working in a startup is challenging — how do you keep moving forward when your business is facing so many obstacles? I’ll share my experience in the legal startup world and how I dove into business development to help my startup client grow.

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Wed Jul 15 • 10:00 am - 11:30 am


When you are a startup every new hire is critical.  Each person impacts your customer experience, your culture and your bottom line – mistakes can have damaging outcomes. Join us in learning a few hiring tips from Kimberley Lucas!

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Wed Jul 29 • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Power Hours with Husch Blackwell, Legal Counsel

Join Husch Blackwell for open legal Power Hours!

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Recommended for:

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

Who Attends Testimonial

Jhenn W.

“The personalized advice in an intimate environment with a knowledgable, helpful coach was great. This has made an incredible impact– every entrepreneur needs this!”

Who Attends Testimonial

Meta R.

“Our mentor listened to everyone individually and was able to relate to everyone’s different goals. I got good direction on how to move forward.”

Meet a Few Mentors


Marketing & Branding

Katrina Pedron, CEO of North Star HQ

Entrepreneurial Leadership & Finance

Rob McColgan, Co-CEO of Modern Restaurant Concepts


Growth & Scale

Matthew Erley, VP of Growth at Havenly


Funding for Startups

Paul Foley, Co-founder of SmartCapital


Sales & Business Development

Betsy McPherson, Sales Director at HausMart

Program Cost

Each session is free to attendees. Registration required.


Drop-in sessions are open to the public. See calendar above to register through the event.

Get Involved in Power Hours


Make your mark as Power Hours Peer Leader.


Qualified volunteers lead 2-3 Power Hours sessions a year.


Demonstrate your commitment to Denver’s entrepreneur community.

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1245 Champa Street
Denver, CO 80204

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The Commons on Champa is a 501(c)3 Managed & Operated by the Downtown Denver Partnership.