Eforall Berkshire County Announces Spring Accelerator Cohort

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) Berkshire County announced the 13 business ideas chosen to participate in the Spring 2021 Business Accelerator program.
The program begins the week of February 22 and will be held completely virtually.
"I continue to be amazed by the ideas, energy and passion each entrepreneur brings to the table when applying to the Accelerator Program," Jay Anderson, president of the Pittsfield Economic Revitalization Corporation (PERC) and a member of the EforAll Berkshire Leadership Advisory Committee said. "It takes a lot of courage to start a business. The confidence, clarity and connections that EforAll provides to these entrepreneurs is invaluable as they advance their goals and dreams of starting or growing a business. This program is a retention tool for our community and dovetails with the creativity and sustainability in the Berkshires."
These businesses represent a wide array of ideas and come from a broad swath of the region:
  • Amy Musante/Musante Farm, Dalton
  • Ava Garrett & Lauren Scapin/Camp Coco, Marlborough
  • Brandon Williams/Stem and Crown, Pittsfield
  • Brian Barde/Kindlewood Camping, Pittsfield
  • Charlotte Semmes/Penelope Prints, Hudson, NY
  • Clemente Sajquiy/Green River Property Care, Great Barrington
  • Jim Schultz/Red Shirt Farms, Lanesboro
  • Luis Hoose/LH Fitness, Pittsfield
  • Melinda & Kyle Cruzen/Berkshire Worms, Lanesboro
  • Michelle Daly/Daly Art Consulting, North Adams
  • Samuel Abora/Boras' World, Pittsfield
  • Tara Jacobsen/Be Full, Pittsfield
  • Victoria Fiorini/ Sworn Handmade, Pittsfield
This will be the third class for EforAll's Berkshire County site. Applicants went through an application process including volunteer readers and interviewers.
The public will be invited in June to the Gala and Showcase at the conclusion of the 12-week intensive program.

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Downtown Pittsfield Restaurant Month runs from March 1 to March 31, 2021.
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