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Janine Ledingham

Longmont Economic Development Partnership
Director of Local Business & Startup Community
Longmont, CO
Janine is the Director of Local Business and Startup Community Development at the Longmont Economic Development Partnership. She is  responsible for developing and coordinating the City of Longmont's local business support programs and for supporting Longmont's Startup Community development in collaboration with partner organizations. She is focused on developing strategies to grow, support and enhance the economic vitality of business community in Longmont including helping to foster the entrepreneurial ecosystem.  Janine is a member of Startup Longmont and the Longmont Startup Week Planning Committee. Prior to working for the Longmont EDP, Janine’s experience includes positions in Corporate Strategy, Product Management and Marketing Management in a Fortune 500 Telecom company and a Marketing Director position in a small telecom company.  She ran her own marketing and strategy consultancy company for 8 years, working with both for- profit and non- profit companies across Colorado. She consulted with incubator businesses in the Grand Junction and worked with Small Business Development Center clients along the Western Slope and in Boulder County. Prior to joining the Longmont EDP, Janine was the Associate Director of the Boulder Small Business Development Center. A Colorado native, Janine has lived in Longmont with her family for 16 years. She has an MBA from the CU Leeds School of Business and a BA in History/Concentration in Geology from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. Janine Ledingham, Directora de Pequeños Negocios de Longmont Area Economic Council (LAEC). Ella es nativa de Colorado y tiene más de 10 años de experiencia como consultora y trabajando con el Centro de Desarrollo de la Pequeña Empresa de Boulder y Grand Junction. Antes ella se desempeñó como  administradora del Programa de Consultores en la misma organización. También trabajó como consultora en el programa Economic Gardening  (LEGI) y en el de Recuperación de Desastres en Longmont.  Janine previamente ha sido instructora de Next Level Leading Edge y trabajado con empresarios incubadores y consultora independiente. Ella posee una Maestría de CU en Negocios y un Bachillerato en Historia con concentración en Geología de Trinity University en San Antonio, TX.