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Citywide 2020 Mentor - Protege Program


The pathway for minority and female subcontractors to mature into prime contractors can be challenging at best. We have launched a new pilot mentorship program for 2020 to build capacity among minority- and women-owned businesses throughout construction, professional services, and goods & services industries.

We believe there's a wealth of talent and ‘lessons learned’ that business leaders can share with younger firms, and in doing so, help to reinforce a diverse economy here in Denver along with our next generation of successful minority- and women-owned firms.

This program matches successful, seasoned businesses with smaller, Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) to provide coaching on ways to compete more successfully for contracts in construction and related professional services. Protégés will receive coaching on public contract applications and contract performance, as well as a wide array of other business-management topics, from strategic planning to financial management and marketing.

Here is the program overview and the application form for 2020.




Location & Hours
101 W Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80202
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Denver Economic Development & Opportunity

Phone: 720-913-1999

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