ignite MODE: Larimer/Homewood Edition

In partnership with Urban Innovation 21 and S Group, the second ignite MODE workshop was held on January 31, 2015 at The Kingsley Center.

The workshop was a success with over a dozen startup and existing owners receiving individualized strategic advice on igniting and growing their businesses.  In particular, we appreciate the dedication of time and intellect from our business coaches and mentors.

Special thanks to our ignite MODE coordinator (Vivian Lee Croft ), the NSR board of directors, and partners (Dwight Mayo, Marteen Garay, James Myers Jr, Bill Generett, Lianna Maneese, Luqmon Abdus-Salaam, and Justin Strong) for making a positive impact on the current and future leaders in our region.

Watch this highlight reel of our second installment of the Ignite MODE workshop for small businesses:




How did business owners benefit from ignite MODE?

Here is what they told us:

The program was most useful for…

“Communicating with the mentors, access to expert advise and individual Q&A”

“Explosive ideas conveyed through mentors”

“Providing a platform for businesses to connect”

“Providing greater details about each business to better drill down their key challenges & priorities of their business”

“Diversity of experience and advice from the rotation”

“First experience, couldn’t have asked for more. Thanks!”

Here is how participants scored the day in a post workshop survey:

  • Effective at addressing my particular needs: 4.57 out of 5
  • Likely to network with someone you met through this program: 4.83 out of 5
  • Useful for encouraging me to take my project to the next step: 4.71 out of 5
  • Useful for having my questions answered by experts: 4.42 out of 5




Ignite MODE workshops are made possible by the funding and support of Neighborhood Allies