1Berkshire GoFundU Crowdfunding Essentials Series

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PITTSFIELD, Mass.— 1Berkshire, in partnership with the Berkshire Innovation Center, and with the financial support of Pittsfield Economic Revitalization Corporation (PERC) and Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC), announced the launch of a brand new workshop series, GoFundU.
GoFundU is a free, 5-week intensive series of 2 hours per week, focused on providing the background, information, and guidance needed for participants to start, grow, or create resilience for their small business through the use of crowdfunding opportunities. 
"This is an exciting new offering that helps familiarize new and existing businesses with the growing potential of crowdfunding, while also providing the direct tangible assistance to bring their aspirations to reality," Ben Lamb, 1Berkshire Director of Economic Development said. 
This series aims to pair well with emergent funding options like the Biz-M-Power program launched by MGCC in 2021, while also offering general guidance and technical assistance to support efforts across multiple crowdfunding platforms.
Participants in the series who attend at least 3 out of the 5 weeks of workshops may be eligible for up to two hours of free one-on-one technical assistance support (a $350 value) to help them develop, build, and/or launch their own crowdfunding campaigns. 
Registration for each session is required. Sessions are planned to be held in a hybrid format, and attendees may choose between in-person attendance happening at the Berkshire Innovation Center, and remote participation via Zoom.
To learn more about the series, and to register for individual sessions, please visit: https://1berkshire.com/1berkshire-programs/gofundu/

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