EforAll Berkshire County Awards Prizes to Fall Cohort
|Top row (l-r): Lindsay Neathawk, Outdoor Life Decor/Neathawk Designs , Charlie Nadler & Kiar Holland, Laugh Dealers, Kristen Tool, Heart & Soil, Mary Childs, New England Ceramics, Kate Abbott, By the Way Berkshires, Courtney Gilardi, Daughter of Demeter.
Second row: Alex Kacheris, Equine Spirit Horse Tours, Rebecca Childs, Martial Arts Institute of the Berkshires, Liam Gorman, CozQuest, Laurie Rock, Aquatic Roots, Nicole Ferry, Book the Berkshires|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — EforAll Berkshire County marked the culmination of 12 weeks of business training for its 2020 Fall Accelerator Program with a virtual event with prizes.
The dozen individuals representing 11 local businesses participated virtually in classroom learning with specialists and working weekly with their volunteer mentors.
Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) is a nonprofit organization that partners with communities nationwide to help under-represented individuals start and grow a business through business training, mentorship and an extended professional support network.
At the online event, state Sen. Adam Hinds gave welcoming remarks and Lindsay Neathawk and Laurie Rock were the class speakers chosen by the cohort.
Cohort members Kiar Holland and Charlie Nadler of Laugh Dealers also demonstrated their "digital impersonation" technology with introductions by famous people, for instance a pretend Steve Jobs was the emcee.
The cohort also collaborated on a video
celebrating their journey.
Prizes were awarded as follows:
Courtney Gilardi of Pittsfield, Daughter of Demeter: $500 for the Christina Hamilton Award.
Liam Gorman of Pittsfield, CozQuest: $500
Kristen Tool of Lanesborough, Heart & Soil: $1,200
Charlie Nadler & Kiar Holland of North Adams, Laugh Dealers: $1,280
Lindsay Neathawk of Williamstown, Neathawk Design/Outdoor Life Decor: $2,500
Laurie Rock of Pittsfield, AST Scuba/Aquatic Roots: $2,500
The complete video of the gala and showcase event is available here
EforAll's next Accelerator cohort will begin in March 2021, also virtually.