February 23, 2017
Founder: Ingrid & Franklin Chrisco
Company: True North Granola
Description: From Educators to Granola Entrepreneurs
Unsatisfied with the taste and quality of the granola options they found in grocery stores, Ingrid and Franklin Chrisco launched True North Granola Company from their home in 2006 while still actively working as educators. Their intent was and remains to create healthy granolas that are never “too sweet,” that are low in carbs, sodium, sugar, and that are rooted in healthy fats.
Based in Brattleboro, Vermont, the Chrisco’s believed that their homemade granola recipes they had been baking for more than 30 years for their family and friends were healthier and better tasting than the alternatives in the grocery store.
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