Vermont Community Foundation Grant
On June 9, BCIC was awarded $15,000 from the Vermont Community Foundationís Innovations & Collaborations grant, in support of the Bennington County Entrepreneurial Expansion Program. Partnering with The Lightning Jar and local affiliates of the Kauffman Foundation, BCIC will adopt the Ice House entrepreneurship training program as an educational resource for entrepreneurs in the region. BCIC is also developing a Mentorship Matching program to supplement the Ice House, providing participants with access to one-on- one mentoring from successful entrepreneurs in the region. BCIC staff have also taken roles on The Lightning Jarís leadership committee, and have committed to maintaining an office presence in the co-working space as part of its ongoing work.