BERKSHIRE COUNTY, MA – The Berkshire Starts Get Mentored program held its first meeting of the 2018-2019 session last week at the Stationery Factory in Dalton. Get Mentored, a program of 1Berkshire, helps a selected cohort of local entrepreneurs launch and grow their ventures over the course of a five-month program by pairing them with experienced mentors from the Berkshire County business community.
At the initial meeting, the Get Mentored cohort presented three-minute elevator pitches to an assembly of over 15 mentors. Subsequently, each mentor chose an entrepreneur who they felt could most benefit from their in-depth knowledge of a specific field of business and provided advice for nearly an hour. This was the first meeting of the 2018-2019 program during which the Get Mentored cohort was able to refine and hone their ventures with the aid of the mentors.
The 2018-2019 Get Mentored class includes: Sopheap Nhim, a board certified behavior analyst; Rae Langsdale, an IT professional; Brian Handspicker, a startup executive; Jebb Remelius, owner of a motion capture company; and Joe Barry, a construction supervisor. Their ventures include an applied behavior analysis clinic, a community technical support and installation cooperative, a social media moderation platform, an advanced motion capture system, and a construction and development firm.
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, as well as works to develop future leaders and support entrepreneurs. For more information, visit 1Berkshire.com.
About Berkshire Starts
Berkshire Starts is a program designed to assist Berkshire entrepreneurs in every stage of their business, from the planning and launch through growth. Berkshire Starts offers a variety of programs, including monthly networking-focused Entrepreneurial Meetups, one-on-one consultations, Business BootCamp training in collaboration with the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, and Get Mentored. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.