Founder Focus

March 13, 2017

Founder: Amy Nelson

Company: Whippersnappers

Description: Whippersnappers is owned and operated by Amy Nelson, a Brattleboro native, and her husband Tom. They have two “assistants” who you’ll often see at the store, Olivia (age 13) and Cole (age 10). (…more…)

Amy Nelson - Whippersnappers

Amy Nelson – Whippersnappers

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