28 Apr

Volunteer Spotlight: Chuck Woodward

Our final spotlight in honor of Volunteer Appreciation Month is long-term volunteer Chuck Woodward. Chuck has been a stellar member of the RMMFI community since 2013 and has participated in nearly 30 programs. We asked Chuck to think about his...
20 Apr

Volunteer Spotlight: Briana Butler

It's Volunteer Appreciation Month, and today's volunteer spotlight is RMMFI graduate and volunteer Briana Butler, owner of Bria’s Italian Fusion. Since graduating from RMMFI’s boot camp in 2018, she has given back to the entrepreneur community...
14 Apr

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Wendy Grummons

OWNER OF FUN FETTI PHOTO Wendy Grummons is the owner of Fun Fetti Photo, a photo booth company designed to create a fun experience and memories. Wendy and her son started the company a few years ago when she decided that if she was going to have to...
11 Apr

Volunteer Spotlight: Meghan Camacho-Culligan

It's Volunteer Appreciation Month, and today we're spotlighting the wonderful Meghan Camacho-Culligan! Meghan has been a volunteer with RMMFI since 2020 and has participated in over 10 programs - both as a mentor in our Business Launch Boot Camp and...
7 Apr

RMMFI Attends the White House Initiative Latino Economic Summit

On March 26, RMMFI was invited to attend an event with First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and Colorado political leaders as part of the White House Initiative Latino Economic Summit. Interim CEO Jessica Sveen and five RMMFI entrepreneurs participated in the...
4 Apr

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Michelle Castor

OWNER OF AGUA Y SANGRE HEALING Michelle Castor (she/they) is the owner of Agua y Sangre Healing, a community-centered wellness practice founded in 2013 to create more affirming, competent, and accessible care for BIPOC and LGBTQIA peoples. Michelle...
24 Mar

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Mielat Asrat

OWNER OF MIELAT ASRAT INSURANCE AGENCY As we start our third round of the Thrive Business Accelerator, we also want to celebrate the growth that participants of our first two TBA cohorts have shown. For the first year after the TBA finishes, we are...
1 Mar

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Shah Iman

OWNER OF AMALLAH BEAUTY AND BEYOND Shah Iman is the owner and operator of Amallah Beauty and Beyond, a full-service cosmetology brand that primarily focuses on natural hair care and products. Shah finished high school at the age of 16, which...
15 Feb

A Goodbye Note from Rob Smith

I suspect most of you already know, but today marks my retirement from RMMFI due to my family's tragic and unexpected loss. It's been an incredible 14 years working through both the evolution of RMMFI and me as a person. We live by a North Star that...
10 Feb

RMMFI’s Theory of Change

As RMMFI has evolved over the past 13.5 years, we've learned a lot about the impact that inclusive entrepreneurship can have on people and communities. Ownership is about much more than the business, and we want to make sure our model — and the...
31 Jan

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Ría Ramirez

OWNER OF GOOD FOOD GOOD LIVING Ría Ramirez is the owner of Good Food Good Living, a healthy-living catering business that offers organic and responsibly-sourced food cooked in a way that allows the body to absorb the nutrients it needs while...
27 Jan

RMMFI CEO Rob Smith Retiring in February

RMMFI’s North Star begins with the belief that life circumstances are real and sometimes overwhelming, but they should not determine what you can do in the present or be in the future. This applies not only to the entrepreneurs we serve but also...
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