Tuesday, August 17, 2021 from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM CDT
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Collider Working Space
221 1st Ave Sw
Suite 202
Rochester, MN 55902

Parking is available at the Third Street Ramp and the first two hours are free.

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Mehrdad Shabestari
Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

Coffee & Conversations Live Volunteerism Event 

Join SCORE and Collider for Rochester Coffee & Conversations Volunteerism Event on August 17. Learn more about volunteering and how you can help local business owners, as well as expand your network, make new friends, and grow professionally through lifelong learning - FREE coffee and rolls will be provided!

From financial and legal advice to marketing and web design, do you have skills and experience that can help a local entrepreneur be successful? Have you been looking for a leadership role and an opportunity to give back? SCORE Mentors and Collider Foundation are looking for new people to become leaders in the local business community and want to help you feel empowered to share your expertise with others.

One of the most valuable resources you can donate is your time. Learn more at an upcoming event where SCORE and Collider will share ways you can help the small business community in the Rochester-area and connect with like-minded professionals and exchange ideas.

“SCORE is looking for talented and committed volunteers who can help aspiring and existing business owners with business challenges” says Mehrdad Shabestari, chair of SCORE Mentors in Rochester. SCORE Mentors offers free and confidential business mentoring, workshops and educational services.

Shabestari says that volunteers don't necessarily need to know everything about starting a business. “SCORE provides training and an abundance of business resources with all there is to know about starting and running a business, “ he adds.

Likewise, the Collider Foundation is a local non-profit that activates, connects, and empowers Rochester’s entrepreneurs and small businesses. 

“We provide 1:1 assistance, educational events, space, and storytelling,” says Jamie Sundsbak, Executive Director & Co-Founder of the Collider Foundation. 


Since 1964, SCORE has helped 11 million entrepreneurs to start or grow a business. SCORE's 10,000 volunteers provide free mentoring, workshops and educational services to 1,500+ communities nationwide, creating 45,027 new businesses and 74,535 non-owner jobs in 2020 alone. Visit SCORE at www.score.org. Follow @SCOREMentors on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.