EforAll (Entrepreneurship for All) is a nonprofit with a mission to accelerate economic and social impact through entrepreneurship in mid-sized cities.
The organization offers help to anyone who would like to start their own business, especially members of underserved communities.
EforAll is launching the start of their Accelerator Program in Longmont. Applications are due Thursday, November 7 at noon.
The Accelerator Program lasts for one year and offers immersive business training, mentorship, and access to an extended professional network.
The first three months are spent with a team of three volunteer mentors who meet for 90 minutes each week to help guide the applicant through the beginning stages of their idea.
The remaining nine months, the team meets once a month for ongoing support.
Executive Director of EforAll Longmont, Harris Rollinger says, “we’re open to all people and all ideas, which means that we have applicants who range from never having spoken about their idea out loud to individuals who have been in business for a bit and are looking for support in reaching new customers.”
The goal of the program is to help budding entrepreneurs start their business and begin making revenue soon after launch.
As an alumnus of the program, ongoing help is available as challenges arise.
Additionally, EforAll is seeking volunteers who are willing to become mentors.
Mentorship will meet with entrepreneurs for 90 mins for 12 weeks, then once a month for nine months. Ideal mentors would include people from a variety of backgrounds with entrepreneurial experience or experience working with business owners.
“We don’t look for mentors who just give the answer to the entrepreneur – we’re looking for people who want to help their entrepreneur not only get to the answer but build their entrepreneurial mindset and capacity to problem solve.”
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