Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) Berkshire County is accepting online applications for the Fall 2021 Business Accelerator, which will begin in early September. The deadline is Thursday, August 12th at noon.

The application link is: https://eforall.org/programs/berkshire-county-fall-2021-accelerator/

Up to 15 entrepreneurs will be selected for the free 12-week intensive training program. The twice-weekly business classes will be offered virtually for the convenience of the students. Additionally, each person in the cohort will be matched with three community mentors who meet with them weekly online. At the conclusion of the program, final presentations will be in person, as well as a Gala and Showcase in December which will be held at the Berkshire Innovation Center. Awards and cash prizes will be presented.

EforAll Berkshire County has now run three accelerator cohorts since launching in Fall 2019. The 36 graduates are a varied bunch and have included Berkshire Camino, which offers guided walking tours, CozQuest which offers GPS-enabled treasure hunts and Aquatic Roots which does underwater weed removal from area lakes.

About EforAll: Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) is a nonprofit organization that partners with communities nationwide to help under-represented individuals successfully start and grow a business through intensive business training, mentorship and an extended professional support network.

EforAll locations include Buffalo, NY; Longmont, Colo.; Northwest Arkansas; and the following Massachusetts communities: Berkshire County, Cape Cod, Fall River/New Bedford, Worcester, Holyoke, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, and Roxbury. EforAll Berkshire County is a sustainable public-private partnership of a diverse group of funders including the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, 1Berkshire, the City of Pittsfield and the Pittsfield Economic Revitalization Corporation (PERC), Greylock Federal Credit Union, Mill Town Capital, Feigenbaum Foundation, Berkshire Bank Foundation, Callahan Dee Family Foundation, Jill & Niraj Shah.

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