INSTIG8 Sprouting Small Businesses


Adam Grinold, Executive Director
Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation

BDCC’s INSTIG8 Program Hosting Spring Events for Small Businesses, Startups and Entrepreneurs

Windham County, VT. This spring the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation’s INSTIG8 program for small businesses and startups is sponsoring three events to foster entrepreneurship in the Windham region.

The first INSTIG8 Event this spring will be a Mini-Pitch Pitch Party on April 30th at Duo Restaurant in Brattleboro. Register for this event if you are considering or actively pursuing a new business. Additionally, if you are interested to meet other entrepreneurs in the region, you should come for the networking. Most successful new businesses are the result of collaborations – come meet your next partner!

INSTIG8 will host two additional gatherings in June. On June 20th the third INSTIG8 Idea Jam will take place, location TBD. Previous INSTIG8 Idea Jams gathered dozens of entrepreneurs to pitch ideas, together with a large and lively audience of local supporters. Also in June INSTIG8 will sponsor a BDCC Microentrepreneur Loan Program Mixer with the Great Falls Chamber at the Waypoint Center in Bellows Falls.

In addition to these events, INSTIG8 is offering several workshops this spring in partnership with local experts specializing in management, leadership, technology, SWOT Analysis, and workplace efficiencies.

For more information and registration refer to the growing INSTIG8 calendar at If you have specific questions about any of these events or would like to be added to the mailing list, please contact R.T. Brown at rbrown [at] brattleborodevelopment [dot] com.

INSTIG8 is a suite of services, programs, and ecosystem development activities at the BDCC focused on small and emerging businesses. INSTIG8 benefits the region because, 1.) entrepreneurship and innovation leads to new business and job creation, 2.) higher levels of regional entrepreneurship gives people employment choices, and 3.) new ideas and collaborations lead to new combinations which lead to business creation. For more information please visit:

The Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation is a private, nonprofit economic development organization that serves as a catalyst for industrial and commercial growth throughout Southeastern Vermont, including Windham County and the towns of Readsboro, Searsburg, and Weston. BDCC serves as the State of Vermont’s certified Regional Development Corporation (RDC) for the greater Windham County area. BDCC is one of 12 RDCs throughout Vermont. For more information visit:

Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategies (SeVEDS) is an affiliate of BDCC that grew from a 2008 grassroots effort, initiated by BDCC, to reverse the economic decline of the Windham Region and plan for the economic impacts from the closure of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. In 2014, after multiple years of regional input, education and data gathering, SeVEDS submitted the Windham Region’s federally recognized S.M.A.R.T. Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for federal approval. For more information visit: