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Mentor-Protégé Pilot Program 2020-21


As part of the City & County of Denver’s commitment to help expand the capacity of minority and women-owned businesses (MWBEs), the city has created a new Citywide Mentor Protégé Pilot Program that will help address some of the challenges faced by MWBEs pursuing city contracting opportunities.

Through mentorship, MWBEs can learn from larger firms and develop the necessary skills to help scale their businesses. This citywide program is designed to allow selected Mentor-Protégé pairs to gain additional educational and networking opportunities directly from participating city agencies.

We are excited to work with the participants for the 2020-21 program:

Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI
Mentor: PCL Construction Services | Protégé: Four Star Drywall
Mentor: Triunity Engineering and Management Inc. | Protégé: HG Consult

Denver International Airport (DEN)
Mentor: Swinerton | Protégé: Imperial Welding

Denver Parks and Recreation
Mentor: ECI Site Construction Management, Inc. | Protégé: Ascend Landscaping & Irrigation Inc.

National Western Center
Mentor: Hensel Phelps | Protégé: Sky Blue Builders
Mentor: Sky Blue Builders | Protégé: True Crew Insulation

The city does not match mentors and proteges. Participants must self-select and submit one joint application. Pairings selected to participate must be committed to dedicating time and resources to successfully achieve goals outlined in their development plan. 

Please review the Citywide Mentor Protege Pilot Program Overview for additional information.

Applications for the 2021-22 program will be accepted later this year, and the application will be available on this page. Questions: or 720-913-1549.


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