March 6, 2017
Founder: Allison Wright
Company: O.W.L Energy Bar
Description: Growing up, my mom used to make “no bake” granola bars. They were the perfect snack for any part of the day with plenty of chocolate, peanut butter, and other yummy tasty fillings. When I ventured into my own kitchen years later, I aimed to recreate the recipe in a healthy way. I had been an avid mountain girl spending all of my time backcountry skiing, hiking, and mountain biking so I needed something to eat on my outings. I needed to make my moms granola bar with ingredients that gave me long lasting energy. (…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