March 9, 2017
Founders: Peggy and Ken Farabaugh
Company: Vermont Wood Studios
Description: Vermont Woods Studios got its start because we wanted to help save the rainforest right from where we live in Vermont. Rainforest land is often clear cut for timber that’s used to make furniture, destroying precious animal habitats across the globe – and we knew we had to do something about it. (…more…)
Founder Focus celebrates the brave and creative entrepreneurs in our region whose passions are the products and services their companies provide.
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