INSTIG8 2017 Calendar
NOTE: This is a living page (it changes). As the calendar develops, more details and specific event registration will be available by selecting the event’s title (link).


  • First Friday Pitch Night
    • 2/3, BDCC Offices
  • Boosting Your Business: How to Leverage Relationships with Facebook
    • 2/15, Mondo Mediaworks, Cotton Mill
    • With 1.79 billion monthly active users, it’s clear to see why Facebook is still one of the best ways to reach, engage, and grow your following. Learn about the current trends, best practices, and tips for managing a Facebook business page.
  • Watch a Talk
    • 2/28, BDCC Offices, 76 Cotton Mill Hill
  • 802 Cups – Brattleboro
    • 2/21, BDCC Offices, 7:30 a.m., 76 Cotton Mill Hill
  • 802 Cups – Bellows Falls
    • 2/28, Flat Iron Exchange, 7:30 a.m., Bellows Falls (this is a new, rescheduled date / time)



  • First Friday Pitch Night
  • Sweet Tweets: How to Leverage Twitter for Business
    • 4/19, 4:30 p.m., Mondo Mediaworks, Cotton Mill
    • Is your business a good fit for Twitter? This workshop covers the basics of using Twitter for business, types of content to use on Twitter, and strategies for driving engagement.
  • Disaster-proof your business and computer systems – Free
    • Cybersecurity. You’ve heard about it, but do you know what it means for your organization? Learn what it takes to truly secure and back up the information your business relies on for daily operations. Expect the unexpected, and you’ll be able to safely sail through hazards such as computer failures, ransomware attacks, fire, and other disasters. Charles Gibson, MSIA, is the owner of Codestar, Inc., offering local offsite backup services, disaster planning, record-keeping compliance, and data recovery. He has a special interest in helping organizations keep up with the latest requirements of HIPAA/HITECH.
    • April 13th, 76 Cotton Mill Hill (BDCC Offices), Brattleboro, VT 05101
      5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Startup Lab – 1st Cohort (in planning)
  • 802 Cups – Brattleboro
  • 802 Cups – Wilmington / Dover









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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