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
Tue Nov 10 • 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Aligned Business Development with Karen Bartlett

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.

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Wed Nov 18 • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

SEO Q&A Power Hour w/ Jennifer Croft

Would you like to learn practical strategies and tips for how to get your website to the top of Google and other search engines? Come to this free Q&A session on search engine optimization (SEO) and learn the basics of performing keyword research, developing content that attracts clicks, writing metatags, building links into your site, and other effective SEO tips.

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Wed Nov 18 • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Power Hours with Husch Blackwell, Legal Counsel

Free legal counsel! Attending this Power Hour with leave you with all of your legal questions answered from the attorneys at Husch Blackwell.

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Recommended for:

I'm Discovering
I Have an Idea
I Own a Startup
I'm Expanding
Wed Nov 25 • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Power Hours Workshop on 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. 

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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.


Women's Investor Network
Women's Best Awards℠ Partner
Women's Best Pitch Awards

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.

Meet Our Women's Entrepreneurial Council and Committee Members

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