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Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute (RMMFI)

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Help RMMFI entrepreneurs gain self sufficiency as 1 of 3 types of Business Launch Boot Camp mentors!

Our 12-week Business Launch Boot Camp (BLBC) is an intensive course in which up to 10 qualified but under-resourced entrepreneurs launch (or re-launch) their businesses. Each BLBC offers participants a coordinated curriculum of education, mentorship, and technical assistance. Every entrepreneur is paired with a three-person volunteer mentor team, including Business, Finance, and Accountability Coaches, to guide business decisions and provide additional support.

As a mentor, you can support your entrepreneur with 1) business & operational know how, 2) financial planning, or 3) teamwork/staying organized.

Mentor teams meet with their entrepreneur for 1 hour each week at a time that is convenient for them. In addition, you'll be expected to attend 5 evening events over the 12 weeks (orientation, 3 pitch nights, and graduation).

To learn more and sign up, please go to www.rmmfi.org/volunteer and fill out our Volunteer Interest Form.

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About Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute (RMMFI)

Location:

1209 West 10th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204, US

Mission Statement

RMMFI is a community creating economic and social mobility through entrepreneurship. RMMFI helps curious people transform into serious entrepreneurs through personal, business, and financial investments.

Description

As a Community Development Financial Institution with over 10 years of experience, RMMFI has supported Denver’s under-resourced entrepreneurs with business development, personal capacity-building, and lending. RMMFI focuses on the "whole entrepreneur" and uses business ownership as a tool for socioeconomic mobility. In 11 years, RMMFI is proud to have:

  • Distributed $547,035 in 216 loans to low-income entrepreneurs, with a 95% repayment rate
  • Graduated 27 classes of Business Launch Boot Camp with an 85% graduation rate, which resulted in the launch or expansion of 226 businesses in Denver and Aurora
  • Won the 2019 National Innovation Award from American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
  • Received the 2016 Small Nonprofit of the Year award from the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1209 West 10th AvenueDenver, CO 80204

(39.73229,-105.00316)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Budgeting
  • Cost Analysis
  • Market Research / Analysis
  • Microfinance

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • average of 2-3 hours/week for 12 weeks (8-12 hours/month)
  • must be able to attend occasional weeknight evening events

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