February 24, 2017
Founder: Luke Stafford
Company: Mondo Mediaworks
Description: Why does Mondo do what it does?
- THIS IS HOME: Mondo is Vermont-born and Vermont-based. The quality of life around here is unparalleled, and we never take it for granted.
- YOUTH RETENTION: We believe that providing young people with professional opportunities and living wages ensures a resilient Vermont economy.
- COLLABORATION OVER COMPETITION: We are lucky to be in an industry where collaboration will always win over competition. We are proud to work cooperatively with other marketing agencies and freelancers in our region.
- SYNCHRONIZED UPLIFT: For every political struggle, change makers need a strong, organized network they can depend on and draw from. By boosting Southern Vermont’s people, we make their fights for a better world a little bit easier.
- BUILDING A FOUNDATION: With a strong, self-sufficient economy, Vermont and greater New England can make things happen. Carbon taxes? Richer social programs? Technological innovation? Land conservation? The possibilities are endless.
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