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Shelley Russell: COventure Forward Entrepreneur

May 3, 2022

Shelley Russell has been working as a personal trainer since 1996. Two years ago she founded ZONAFIT to make workouts more simple, convenient, and enjoyable. “Whether you are at work, traveling, or simply want to work out at home, ZONAFIT will meet all of your fitness needs! Virtual classes offer...

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Chelsea Hackett: COventure Forward Entrepreneur

May 3, 2022

“Vocal Empowerment is the ability to express yourself the way you want to in any context.” Chelsea Hackett co-founded SPEAK , a non-profit with the mission of supporting young women in using their voices for self and civic advocacy. They have been running programs since 2012 and were formally established...

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Sarah Lurie: COventure Forward Entrepreneur

May 3, 2022

When you ask people what has been the best day of their life, a likely answer is their wedding day. Trying to plan that day is a monumental task. This is why Sarah Lurie created Delilah Wedding & Event Planning , based in Boulder. “Weddings are more than just a...

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COventure Forward Entrepreneur: Keller Anne Ruble

March 4, 2022

Haven’t seen a close friend or family member in a while and want to remind them you care? Do you look at greeting cards in the grocery store and find that none of them feel genuine? Keller Anne Ruble started PS Post , “a greeting card sending service that mails...

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COventure Forward Mentor: Scott Gwozdz

March 4, 2022

In addition to being one of COventure Forwards program mentors, Scott Gwozdz is an instructor at The University of Colorado Boulder and founder of First Person Marketing. He has experience with sales, financial services, marketing, branding, agency work, non-profit, and teaching. Like many others at the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship...


Janet Eden-Harris: COventure Forward Mentor

Jan. 31, 2022

Janet is one of our marketing experts. She is the Chief Revenue Officer of CampMinder , and former CEO of Umbria, a startup successfully acquired in 2008. On top of all that, she also maintains her consulting practice, the Eden-Harris Group. Her experience aides people with sales and go-to-market strategies...

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Matt Hayden: COventure Forward Entrepreneur

Jan. 30, 2022

In 2020, Matt founded The Elevated Colorado Management Services “We are a property management firm specializing in homeowner associations (HOAs) and manage private homes too throughout the Eagle River Valley.” Matt joined COventure Forward for guidance in differentiation, ideation, and an outside perspective. “It was such an unstable time for...

Steve Busch

Steve Busch: COventure Forward Highlighted Mentor

Oct. 28, 2021

Through COventure Forward , our featured mentor of the month, Steve Busch , has worked with hotels, restaurants, insurance agencies, clothing companies, and tech startups. As Principal Consultant at Human Resources Strategies, LLC , his specialty is human resource management, more specifically, finding the right people, developing talent, and leveraging...

Heather Browning

Heather Browning: COventure Forward Highlighted Entrepreneur

Oct. 28, 2021

Heather Browning , of Colonial Benefit Group , joined COventure Forward for help with marketing and business development. The pandemic has been a great time for businesses to explore networking and marketing on social media. This is what her mentors Stephen Miller and Janet Eden-Harris have helped her with. Colonial...

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Rebekah Hartman - OZO Coffee Company

Sept. 30, 2021

Many of you will already know the OZO Coffee Company , but they are far more than just a local coffee shop. This mission-driven business seeks “to support and connect diverse communities through coffee. Supporting Locally Owned businesses is essential to growing and strengthening our communities! The crew at OZO...