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Vermont Gelato

Founder Focus

March 3, 2017

Founder: Peter Solley

Company: Vermont Gelato

Description: After 30 years in the music industry, both as a performer and as a record producer, my wife and I decided to move from South Florida to Vermont to enjoy life in the most beautiful, natural and progressive state in the union. My first life as a musician encompassed playing keyboards with such greats as Eric Clapton, Procol Harum, Whitesnake and many other greats such as Jimmy Hendrix, B.B. King and too many top hits as a session musician to even recall. (…more…)

Peter Solley - Vermont Gelato

Peter Solley – Vermont Gelato

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