Your generous donation will allow Collider to continue assisting new and existing entrepreneurs in Rochester.
Every day, Rochester's new entrepreneurs face many barriers to launching and growing their businesses. When the entrepreneur is a female or a minority, the barriers to business success are even greater.
Entrepreneurs that are rapidly connected to the right resources at the right time are more likely to overcome barriers and move forward with their businesses.
That's where Collider Foundation comes in. Collider's Ecosystem Navigator program meets with our local entrepreneurs to listen, understand, and provide access to the right resources at the right time. We believe that these connections help foster an inclusive, diverse, and healthy entrepreneurial ecosystem.
We believe that entrepreneurship should be accessible to EVERYONE in Rochester.
In the first quarter of 2021 Collider assisted 78 entrepreneurs in our community and provided over 100 hours of support. All of our support was 100% free thanks to grant and donor support.
Of the 78 entrepreneurs we assisted, 31 entrepreneurs were female, BIPOC, or veterans. This fantastic work was spearheaded by our Kauffman Ecosystem Navigators, Julio, Sara-Louise, and Kristopher.
During SpringForwardMN (May 1-11), we need to raise $30,000 to ensure that we can continue to provide education and resources to entrepreneurs in Rochester.