In our latest episode of The Grid, we were lucky enough to chat with Tami Door, the President and CEO of the Downtown Denver Partnership (DDP). Tami is in her 13th year at the helm of the DDP which oversees 6 non-profit organizations and a host of events in the Denver area, including an event near and dear to SendGrid’s heart: Denver Startup Week.

Tami’s passion and dedication to creating economically vibrant city centers that capture the voice of the community is tangible. Keeping up with her responsibilities could make anyone’s head spin—not to mention the additional challenges posed for a city in the midst of a growth spurt! Tami and our host Scott Heimes discuss how Denver prepared for this growth and how it helped make the city a welcoming environment for tech startups.

Tune in to the episode to hear more about Tami’s work:

  • Creating a long-term plan for your city that creates ownership and gives everyone a sense of direction
  • Developing an entrepreneurial resource center that’s been replicated across the country
  • Growing Denver Startup Week to become one of the largest events of its kind in North America (with 48M social media impressions last year!)
  • Strategizing about what’s next for Denver (Have you heard of the 5280 Loop?)


Coming from my experience attending the past four years, I highly recommend checking out (and attending!) Denver Startup Week. Whatever your business or passion pursuits involve, there’s a session available to educate and inspire you.

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Thanks for tuning in and we’ll see you next time!



Kate Schmeisser
When Kate isn't trying to teach herself the ukelele, make it through the mountain of books on her nightstand, or figure out if they are actually being serious about suggested serving sizes on ice cream, she is the Creative Content Manager.