ABOUT THE COLORADO CHALLENGE PROGRAM
The Colorado Challenge Accelerator Program is a unique team building accelerator focused on establishing a plan of work and a proposal that engages public, private, and non-profit partners to address a significant community challenge over the course of twelve months. The Colorado Challenge works to transform the community’s challenge into an opportunity, to establish a proposal, financing approach, and team of community partners ready to implement their plan of action.
The program includes five phases of planning and development that will help our Colorado communities establish a plan for community-wide initiatives to foster sustainable community and economic development. This involves public, private, and non-profit partners moving forward to establish their community as a business-friendly destination for entrepreneurs and community initiatives. The phases include:
OUR PAST COMMUNITIES
20. Aspen // Equitable + Authentic Engagement
21. Center // Becoming Business Friendly
22. Eagle // Activating Downtown
23. Southwest Corridor // Creating a Sustainable Business Ecosystem
24. Trinidad // Sustaining a Performing Arts Center
Below are our partners who are indispensable to ensuring the Colorado Challenge Program's success. A special thanks to Randy Harrison and the graduate students of CU Denver's School of Public Affairs for their work on the Challenge Program Reports.