INSTIG8 is a suite of services, programs, and ecosystem development activities at the BDCC focused on small and emerging businesses.

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.

Thinking about starting a business?

Here are some questions to consider

  1. What problem are you trying to solve?
  2. Do you need a partner?
  3. Have you tested your idea on family and friends?
  4. Have you ever run a business?
  5. Are your quality of life expectations aligned with your business goals?
  6. Do you have any $$$ to invest?
  7. How much $$$ are you willing to invest / lose?
  8. Does your business already exist?

Ready to Start a Business?

It’s a big step to go from “I’m thinking about…” to “I’m starting a business.” A bigger step even still is registering your business with the Secretary of State and being able to state “I’m a business owner!”

What next? INSTIG8 can connect you with area resources that will help you – the business owner. You may need ongoing advising or immediate help with Quickbooks. We can help you find the resources to grow your business.

Growing your business?

No matter whether you are creating, growing, or relocating a business that is large, small, or somewhere in between, you will find a broad spectrum of financing and options available in Vermont.

We here at BDCC can help you sort through the public and private programs and services, and develop a road map customized for your company’s needs. The range of possibilities include, but are not limited to, business plan development and review, pitch development and review, mentor matching, revolving loan funds, and local, regional, and state financing.