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Small Business Hackathon | Sept 16, 2022 | 12:30-2:30p ET

Welcome Financial Experts!

Are you looking for meaningful ways to give back?

You can make a difference in helping entrepreneurs by partnering with us.
Your talents and expertise will help entrepreneurs to thrive.


IFEL is partnering with the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council's Emerging Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) program again this year to provide expert support and capacity to their 2022 EYE Cohort of entrepreneurs.

We are looking for volunteers to meet 1:1 with EYE entrepreneurs to review financial projections via a Zoom event on Friday, September 16, 2022, 12:30-2:30 PM ET. After a brief welcome, each entrepreneur/volunteer pair will go into a breakout room to work together. The purpose of the session is for the entrepreneurs to get help thinking critically about their assumptions and to have help from financial professionals to better understand the economics of their business.


At IFEL we’re committed to helping historically excluded communities succeed as small business owners. You too can join us in the fight to help these small businesses survive and thrive. 

The best part, we make it easy to participate and it only takes two hours of your time to make a life-changing difference

How It Works

Small Business Hackathon Series


Use your professional expertise in Financial Projections to help save small businesses

These powerful hackathons are 2-hour online events during which each participating business owner is paired with a volunteer to work on a specific deliverable. The area of expertise — financial projections overview. 

All the sessions are conducted remotely via video conferencing. We provide easy-to-use templates for the deliverables so there is minimal preparation needed.

 All work is done remotely by video conferencing. 

Register below to confirm your commitment.

Attend a 15-min onboarding call with an IFEL Team Member.

Review your materials and get ready to roll up your sleeves.

 Join the fight to save our small business community
and stimulate our economy using your professional skills.

Register here!

We're All In This Together

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The Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership (IFEL), founded in 2002, is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports economic development through entrepreneurship. We are experts in creating and implementing small business programming in support of larger economic development objectives. Our services and programs help ambitious “every day” entrepreneurs gain access to the knowledge, networks, and capital necessary to succeed in business.


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Small Businesses Need Us is funded in part by a generous grant from the Verizon Foundation.

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