What is INSTIG8? It is:Startups
  • this calendar(check frequently – it updates and changes)
  • a platform to get you thinking about starting a business
  • a path to understand how to start your business
  • a set of programs to help you run your existing business
  • a set of programs to help you grow your business
  • 802 Cups
  • a business plan competition
  • a “startup bootcamp”
  • a celebration of entrepreneurs
  • social
  • business-focused

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

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