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Empowering Communities: Introducing Joseph Haecker, the Cultural Ambassador for Energize Colorado's

Dear Colorado Metro Area BIPOC and LatinX business owners,

I am thrilled to share some incredibly exciting news with you all today. It is an honor and a privilege to announce that I have been selected as the new and first cultural ambassador for the non-profit "Gap Fund" provider, Energize Colorado. This esteemed organization is dedicated to serving the BIPOC and LatinX communities by bridging funding gaps and creating opportunities for aspiring businesses and founders. Join me on this unique opportunity to work together to empower our communities and pave the way for a brighter future for more business owners who may struggle to gain access to funding resources.

You may not know this about me, but my grandparents (my Nana and Tata) were immigrants to the United States, raised 10 healthy and successful children. They both passed having never learned English, yet navigated the US system to work and raise their family. As a fully English speaking entrepreneur, I often struggle to find resources and gain access to funds for my own ventures. Many times, I would sit and reflect while at local business and startup events, that my own grandparents would NOT attend many of these same events, simply because the events were not in Spanish, and were not presented by people that looked like my grandparents. Many of the events and opportunities that I attend, are in neighborhoods that my grandparents would not normally visit.

As I take on this role, my heart is for my grandparents. I would like to leverage my role to make funding more accessible to founders where they live and are.


Energize Colorado is a dynamic non-profit organization committed to uplifting BIPOC and LatinX communities by promoting inclusivity, fostering entrepreneurship, and providing vital resources. This visionary organization understands the unique challenges faced by underrepresented communities and strives to bridge the gaps hindering their progress. Energize Colorado believes that everyone should have equal access to opportunities, regardless of their background.

The Gap Fund, a flagship program by Energize Colorado, is designed to provide low-interest and minimal credit requirement funding opportunities to local events, as well as aspiring businesses and founders. It aims to break down the financial barriers that often deter individuals from pursuing their dreams and making a positive impact in their communities. By providing support in the form of grants and loans, the Gap Fund empowers aspiring entrepreneurs to turn their visions into reality.


I invite BIPOC and LatinX community leaders to with me and Energize Colorado to create transformative events that showcase our rich cultural heritage and promote economic growth. Together, we can foster an environment that celebrates diversity, encourages collaboration, and inspires others to realize their full potential. Are you ready to create events that amplify our voices, share our stories, and unite our communities? Let's embark on this journey of empowerment together!

To all the talented BIPOC, LatinX, and women-founded businesses out there, I want to extend a personal invitation. If you are seeking funding opportunities to take your ventures to new heights, look no further. Contact me directly, Joseph Haecker, and let's explore the possibilities that Energize Colorado's Gap Fund has to offer. Remember, the only limits are the ones we impose on ourselves. It's time to break free and soar towards success! As I step into the role of cultural ambassador for Energize Colorado, my heart is filled with a deep sense of purpose and determination. Together, we have the power to transform lives, uplift communities, and create lasting change. Let us embrace our uniqueness, celebrate our diversity, and build a future where equality and opportunity are the cornerstones of success.

The journey ahead will be a unique opportunity, but with our collective strength, resilience, and unwavering spirit, we will overcome every obstacle in our path. So, I invite you to join me on this remarkable adventure as we champion the dreams of the BIPOC and LatinX communities, turning them into reality, one opportunity at a time.

Remember, you have the power to make a difference. Together, let's create a world where everyone can thrive.


Joseph Haecker

Ambassador for Energize Colorado

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