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About Me

Ryan D. Cobbins is a successful entrepreneur, inspirational speaker, accomplished leader, devoted father, and community builder.  With vast and diverse experiences in various fields, Ryan has made a significant impact on many individuals and organizations throughout his career.

 

Ryan's entrepreneurial journey started with the creation of Coffee at The Point, a 3,000-square-foot coffee and wine lounge located in the heart of Denver's Cultural and Historic Five Points neighborhood.  With the help of his brother, Donovan, Ryan opened the lounge in November 2010 and earned numerous awards, including the 2018 Small Business of the Year award, Denver A-List Winner, and Coffee Fest Top 5 America's Best Coffeehouse.

 

In addition to his entrepreneurial and community-building endeavors, Ryan has served on several non-profit boards and committees, including the Colorado Children's Campaign, the Five Points Business Improvement District, the Five Points Business District Office, Civic Canopy, Heart & Hand, St. Elizabeth's K-8 School, VEGA Charter School, and the Denver Retail Incubator.  He is also a Commissioner on the 2nd Judiciary Nominating Commission, appointed by the Governor of Colorado, and a Commissioner on the Denver Urban Renewal Authority Commission (DURA), appointed by the Mayor of Denver.  Ryan is a member of several committees, including Colorado Senator James Coleman's Business Cabinet, EDUCATE Denver, The Downtown Denver Partnership, and the Northeast Downtown and Five Points Action Plan committee.

 

Ryan's educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems/Management Science and a Master's degree in Business Administration.  He has also held several management positions, including personnel benefits manager, business operations manager, human resources manager, and IT manager, focusing on internal/external customer relationships and bottom-line profitability.

 

Ryan's strategic abilities and leadership skills also made him a successful High School basketball coach for 20 years, leading his team to win the Boys Basketball 5A 2005-2006 State Championship.  Through his coaching, he provided a unique opportunity for players to achieve high athletic honors, high academic standards, and servant leadership characteristics through volunteer and service trips.

Overall, Ryan D. Cobbins' diverse experiences, strategic abilities, and passion for community building have significantly impacted many individuals and organizations.  He continues to inspire others with his entrepreneurial spirit, leadership skills, and dedication to making a positive difference in the world.

The Power of the Grind:  With Guests Tan France & Ryan Cobbins

"The Power of the Grind" podcast features guests Tan France, a fashion designer and TV personality, and Ryan Cobbins, a motivational speaker, entreprenuer and community leader, who share their personal experiences and insights on the power of perseverance and hard work in achieving success. They discuss the importance of having a strong work ethic, overcoming obstacles and setbacks, and staying focused on one's goals. Listeners can expect to gain valuable advice and inspiration to help them stay motivated and achieve their own goals.

Community Engagement

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Current

2nd Judiciary Nominating Commission

(Appointed by the Governor of Colorado)

Denver Urban Renewal Authority Commission

(Appointed by the Mayor of Denver)

Colorado Children's Campaign Board of Directors

(Past Chair & Executive Committee Member)

EDUCATE Denver Steering Committee

(Mayoral Campaign Sub-Committee)

Colorado Senator James Coleman's Business Cabinet

Downtown Denver Partnership Retail Council

Past

Leadership Denver 2016

Five Points Business Improvement District Board of Directors 

(Past Chair)

Five Points Business District Board of Directors 

(Past Vice-Chair & Advisory Committee Chair)

St. Elizabeth's K-8 School Board of Trustees

Heart & Hand Community Professionals Board of Directors 

The Civic Canopy Board of Directors of Directors 

 

Vega Collegiate Charter School Board of Trustees

(Founding Board of Trustees)

Denver Retail Incubator (DRI) Goods Board of Directors

Business

Awards

2022 The 10 Best Beakfast Places in Denver

2020 Nextdoor Neighborhood Favorite

2018 Nextdoor Neighborhood Favorite

2011-19 Jazz Fest Committee 

2019 Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Judge for Business Awards

2019 Facebook Community Summit at Facebook Headquarters in San Francisco, California

2018 Facebook Community Boost Denver Small Business Panel

2018 Denver A-List Winner Best Coffee Shop 

2018 Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Small Business of The Year 

2017 Nextdoor Neighborhood Favorite 

2017 Denver A-List Top 5 for Best Coffee Shop

2015 Coffee Fest Portland Top 5 America’s Best Coffeehouse

2014 Hype Denver’s Top 10 Coffee Houses

2014 Denver A-List Runner-Up of Best Coffee Shop 

2013 Denver A-List Winner of Best Coffee Shop

2012 Denver A-List Runner-Up of Best Coffee Shop 

2012 Denver A-List Runner-Up for Best Coffee Shop

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