The five startups featured at the December meeting were Crowd Solar, Seek Your Course, Tinville, Inside Out Solar, and graduating venture, Berkshire Film and Media Commission.
Crowd Solar, a startup that helps community buildings reduce energy costs by raising the capital necessary to install a solar array on their rooftop, receives advice in a breakout session with Joe Gensheimer, VVM Mentor and President and CEO of Crosswind Partners.
Scott Foster, business and entrepreneurial lawyer at Bulkley Richardson, meets with Jess Greene, founder of Seek Your Course, to discuss her successes while in the VVM program. Seek Your Course is a database and resource for connecting learning opportunities with those desiring to live creatively.
John Garvey, VVM Mentor and President of Garvey Communication Associates Incorporated, works with the founder of Tinville, Disraeli Abreu during a breakout session at the December meeting. Tinville provides the tools to build, manage and network for fashion designers. They have added new featured designer profiles to the site, and are looking for advice from online marketing experts.
Inside Out Solar, a startup that has designed, built, and is testing a solar space-heating panel that slides easily into your window similar to an A/C unit, meets with VVM Mentor and founder of Berkshire Group, Ltd, Gary Webster, in a breakout session to discuss new needs.
Diane Pearlman, founder of graduating startup, Berkshire Film and Media Commission, presents on the venture’s successes and thanks VVM for the help that they have provided. Berkshire Film and Media Commission serves as an economic and cultural engine for Western Mass by aggregating area resources, locations and talent to attract film, TV and new media productions to the region.