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International Business Grant Information Session

Brought to you by Minority Business Office of Colorado / Connect2DOT

The LEADING EDGE for International Opportunities program provides an educational pathway for small and medium-sized minority and women-owned businesses, equipping those businesses with the knowledge and tools to develop a strategic plan for export markets. The program is a combined effort between the Colorado Small Business Development Center, the Minority Business Office (MBO), International Trade Office and the World Trade Center.

To join the meeting via Zoom conferencing:

Register here to attend (no cost)

Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade
1625 Broadway, Suite 2700
Denver, CO 80202

November 10, 2-3 pm
(Sessions are available in-person at our downtown oce or via live streaming on your computer)

• Includes 48 hours of WTC courses available in-person or via recorded webinar, providing valuable information for small
businesses on all aspects of international trade
• Participants will receive 5 hours of complimentary SBDC consulting hours
• Receive a WTC export certificate and attendance to its annual meeting
• Grants capped at $10,000 per business to cover costs associated with export projects, activities, or services undertaken
• A committee formed by the involved agencies is aiding in the selection of grant awardees, as well as providing subsequent
local and international consulting to grant recipients
• A mid-year progress report and a final report will need to be filed with the MBO through the grant cycle
• Grant applications will be accepted through March 31, 2016 (Late acceptance will be approved based on individual exceptions)
• Grants may be used for international business development and marketing projects including client development, foreign trade
shows and conferences, trade missions, foreign business-to-business matchmaking services, targeted overseas advertising and more

• Peer learning with a group of business in the transportation industry
• One-on-one coaching from course facilitators and consultants
• Access to an online learning platform to help you build your business development plan
• Opportunities to connect
• Feedback on your business development plan

• Employs less than 100 employees globally
• Headquartered in Colorado or at least 50% of its employees are based in Colorado
• Registered and in good standing with the Colorado Secretary of State
• Ownership is 51% minority or women-owned, who has primary responsibility for managing day-to-day operations

March 31, 2017



Later Event: November 14
Sustainable Denver Summit