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Founder Focus

Founder Focus celebrates the brave and creative entrepreneurs in our region whose passions are the products and services their companies provide.

Starting on February 15, 2017, and for the next 30 days, we will feature a business in our region. There are two key criteria in order to be considered for inclusion:

  1. you and your partner(s) must be the founder of the business, and
  2. your business is your full-time endeavor.

February 15, 2017 – Tavernier Chocolates
February 16, 2017 – Sensation Products
February 17, 2017 – Hermit Thrush Brewery
February 20, 2017Saxtons River Distillery
February 21, 2017 – Laura Zindel Design
February 22, 2017 – EuropaIT
February 23, 2017 – True North Granola
February 24, 2017 – Mondo Media Works
February 27, 2017 – Meg Streeter Real Estate
February 28, 2017 – Flat Iron Exchange
March 1, 2017 – Stevens and Associates
March 2, 2017 – Cultural Intrigue
March 3, 2017 – Vermont Gelato
March 6, 2017 – O.W.L. Energy Bar
March 7, 2017 – The Storymatic
March 8, 2017 – New Ground Creative
March 9, 2017 – Vermont Wood Studios
March 10, 2017 – Storm Petrel
March 13, 2017 – Whippersnappers
March 14, 2017 – LineSync Architecture
March 15, 2017 – Windham Movement Apparel
March 21, 2017 – New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA)
March 28, 2017 – Putney Mountain Winery
April 6, 2017 – Back Roads Granola
April 12, 2017 – Outer Limits Health Club
April 19, 2017 – Vermont Festivals
April 28, 2017 – Co-Working Plus
May 12, 2017 – Express Fluency
May 26, 2017 – Creatin’ Business


If you would like to be considered, please contact: [email protected]

Entrepreneurship and Innovation:

INSTIG8 the region’s center for quality entrepreneurship training, scale-up services, and innovation.

INSTIG8 is a BDCC initiative located in Windham Region and initially sponsored by the Windham County Economic Development Program (WCEDP).

This program strategically fosters a safe environment for creative entrepreneurs to try, fail, learn, build, explore, and connect to other like-minded individuals while developing their business concepts and models.

It’s a series of workshops, events, and co-working. INSTIG8 will be the catalyst for engaging, business-minded, creative community of entrepreneurs, innovators, and instigators.

Why is this work a benefit to the region?

  • Entrepreneurship and innovation leads to new businesses and job creation
  • Higher levels of entrepreneurship gives people employment choices
  • Ideas lead to new combinations of existing concepts which lead to business creation