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Summit Biz CORE Program

Summit Biz Bootcamp powered by CO.STARTERS CORE

Applications are now open for the Summit Biz Bootcamp, a 9-week business development program that’s powered by CO.STARTERS and brought to you by the Summit Economic Partnership, Summit County’s economic resiliency group.

This is a program developed to help and support new and existing business owners and entrepreneurs with workshops, guest speakers, mentoring, coaching and educational classes. It's an interactive program with hands-on learning and activities. So, get ready to roll up your sleeves and focus on your business.

In order to ensure that all business owners and entrepreneurs have access to this program, we're offering a discounted rate of $50 for the ENTIRE program (the program is valued at $550+) - thanks to the generous support by the Summit Economic Partnership with marketing support from the Summit Chamber.

The program meets weekly on Thursday evenings starting on May 18 (4:30-6:30 pm) and will be primarily virtual with some sessions in person in Summit County.

Sessions will be:
Session #1: Thursday, May 18 (IN PERSON SESSION)
Session #2: Thursday, May 25
Session #3: Thursday, June 1
Session #4; Thursday, June 8
Session #5: Thursday, June 15
Session #6: Thursday, June 22
Session #7: Thursday, June 29
Session #8: Thursday, July 13
Session #9: Thursday, July 20 (IN PERSON SESSION)


WHAT: 9-week business development and growth program

COST: $50 materials fee for the program // $500 value for the program (thanks to our generous supporters and sponsors)

DATES: Thursdays, May 18 - July 20, 2023

TIME: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Primarily virtual sessions with some in-person sessions scheduled

For questions, please reach out to

What am I going to get from this program?

This program will help you:

  • Confidently move forward with actionable next steps.
  • Adapt in a changing environment.
  • Challenge core assumptions.
  • Creatively problem solve.
  • Find financial stability.
  • Tap into a cohort of peers.
  • Connect with mentors & advisors.
  • Access online content, a physical workbook, and additional resources.
  • Receive ongoing support through your local community
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Proven Success

Participants of Summit Biz bootcamp programs in the past, benefitted from the programs: 

100% Maintained or grew their revenues

100% Gained skills and confidence to adapt their business

53% Improved their financial skills

33% Improved their marketing skills and tactics

The CO.STARTERS programming has been proven to help business owners & entrepreneurs get ‘unstuck’ and accelerate their business growth

Course Details:

The CO.STARTERS Core program is a 9-week, cohort-based program that equips entrepreneurs and business leaders with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action and grow their passion into profits.


Session 1: Knowing Yourself

Session 2: Knowing Your Customer

Session 3: Finding the Right Solution

Session 4: Getting the Relationship Right

Session 5: Building Blocks for Success

Session 6: Structure & Systems/Focusing on the Bottom Line

Session 7: Financial Modeling

Session 8: Planning for Growth

Session 9: Celebration!

Spring 2022 Graduates

Eugenio Perez
Gate 7 Management

Luis Aguilera
Gate 7 Management 

Ruth Hendricks

Jason Sacre

Amanda Seidler

Spicy Heart Jewelry

Becky Stoecklein
LLB Property Services

Winter 2022 Graduates

Virginia (Jenny) Hammock
Minimal Impact

Megan Norton
Crosscut Reclaimed

Michelle Okes
Mtn Kitchen and Cabinetry

Lauren and David Cummings
On the Roam

Lydia Thiel

October 2021 Co.Starters CORE Program Graduates

Julie Koster
Wildflour Kitchen & The Bodhi Project

Shawna Henderson
Breckenridge Mountain Wedding
CO Wedding Rentals

Holly Resignolo
MTN Town Media Productions

Niamh McGoff

Michelle L. Nosari
Financial Feedback West

Donna Childress

Shannon Jakoby
She Shed That Designs


Angela Light-Smith

Stuart Smith
Scottish Carpentry

Lauren Kathryn Jefferson
Lauren Jefferson Health and Wellness Consulting

August 2021 Co.Starters CORE Program Graduates

Eric Nichols
Mia Tardino
Thrive Yoga
Terri Bowland
Kimberlyn Bryant
Mindful Elevation Group

April 2021 Co.Starters CORE Program Graduates

Afsi Felsher
Hormone Health for Women over 40

Angelique Lochridge
Inspired Marketing and Events, LLC

Deirdre Cook
Tropical Threads

Evelyn Becker
Becker's Market

Gwen Ballard
HillStar Management

Jim Owen
Elevation Fitness Colorado

Jon Harrington

Katy Buhr
Mountain Girl Sewing/Mountain Dog Nanny

Nora Gilbertson

Patty Belletete
Alpine Activities

Paul Redpath
Innovative Family Dental

Ram Mikulas

Thayer Hirsh

Whitney Smith
Stone Advisors

Fall 2020 ReBuild Graduates

Annie Prentiss
Cowgirl Concierge

Laurie Morocco
Laurie Morocco Consulting

Nathaniel Lewis

Erica Bean

Summer 2020 ReBuild Graduates


Polly ReQua
Bark & Wag

Betty Naftz
Insurance of the Rockies, LLC

Heidi Kumm
Adventure Feet First

Courtney Hampton
Hampton Entertainment

Jill Thornton-Winckler
JP Oils

Erin Young
Red Buffalo Coffee & Tea

Brooke Comai
Climax Jerky Inc. 

Karen McCarthy
Elevation Law, Mountain Dreamers

Chris Kaspuri
Kaspo, Inc. 

Donald Ghezzi
Matheus Fine Watches

Ciara de los Reyes

Katy Boothby
Beat of the Rockies

Lori Gleason
Green Leaf Design, LLC

Sean Goodale
Breckenridge Distillery

Denise Roberts
Lilli's Lighting and Decor

Allison Olenginski
Larson & Anderson Law Firm

Miranda Fisher
Always Mountain Time

Tami Clark
TLC Acupuncture & Natural Medicine 

Kimberly Nicoletti
Writer, Editor, Energy Healing

For more information about the program, contact Amy at

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