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ORGANIZATION: Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute (RMMFI)

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Business Launch Boot Camp graduate Patrick outside his business!

Help aspiring entrepreneurs start their journey toward business ownership!

RMMFI's Idea program helps prospective entrepreneurs create a path to our Business Launch Boot Camp by clarifying potential business concepts and exploring a start-up strategy. Idea Navigators help the entrepreneurs create a high-level vision for their business and assess idea feasibility and personal stability.

As a Navigator, you will work with prospective entrepreneurs 1:1 to assess their business model, make recommendations and referrals, and help ensure they are prepared to start Business Launch Boot Camp.

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 W. 10th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204, US

Mission Statement

Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute creates the space for communities and people of all backgrounds to realize their unique potential through the power of entrepreneurship. We invest in entrepreneurs’ personal and business development through a proven mix of classroom, coaching, capital, and community.

Description

RMMFI doesn’t just invest in businesses; we invest in people, and we do it with more than dollars. We view entrepreneurship as a system of people, businesses, and community, and our holistic approach brings these elements together to allow individuals to tap into the social and economic benefits of business ownership. Our goal is to help entrepreneurs grow into business owners who can successfully shift and adapt to changing environments in their businesses and their lives. We know that personal foundations are essential for success, and RMMFI works with entrepreneurs to develop their personal stability, entrepreneurial spark, and business feasibility.

In 13 years, RMMFI is proud to have:

  • Graduated 43 cohorts of Business Launch Boot Camp with an 85% graduation rate, resulting in the launch or expansion of 334 businesses in Denver, Aurora, and the San Luis Valley
  • Distributed $946,960 in 311 loans to low-income entrepreneurs with a 94% repayment rate
  • Won the 2021 Ian Helms Award from the Dakota Foundation
  • Won the 2019 Colorado Google.org Impact Challenge (one of five winners)
  • 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

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Employment
Women
Community, Employment, Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1209 West 10th AvenueDenver, CO 80204

(39.73229,-105.00316)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Market Research
  • Business Development
  • People Skills
  • Microfinance

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Assessments may be either a one-time meeting lasting 1-2 hours per entrepreneur or ongoing meetings to prepare the entrepreneur for boot camp. Volunteers are asked to hold office hours 2 times/month for 2 hours at a time and to commit for 3-6 months.

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