For additional information, please contact:
Benjamin Lamb, Director of Economic Development
1Berkshire Strategic Alliance
(413) 499-1600 x148
Berkshire County, MA – January 24th, 2022 – 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), is excited to announce 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 essential background, information, and guidance needed for you to start, grow, or create resilience for your small business through the use of crowdfunding opportunities. 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.
Ben Lamb, 1Berkshire Director of Economic Development notes “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.”
To learn more about the series, and to register for individual sessions, please visit: https://1berkshire.com/1berkshire-programs/gofundu/
1Berkshire is a county-wide organization focused on economic development and promotion of the region as a preferred place to visit, to live, and to grow a business. It provides programs that connect businesses with each other and with potential customers and works to develop future leaders and support entrepreneurs. For more information, visit 1Berkshire.com.