EforAll/EparaTodos Expands Program Access to Aspiring Entrepreneurs Across Pioneer Valley Region
Former EforAll/EparaTodos Holyoke renamed as EforAll/EparaTodos Pioneer Valley
HOLYOKE, Mass. – June 6, 2023 – Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll), a nonprofit whose mission is to accelerate economic and social impact through inclusive entrepreneurship, today announces the rename of its EforAll/EparaTodos Holyoke programs to EforAll/EparaTodos Pioneer Valley, as it expands its English and Spanish language program access in the region. Since its launch in 2018, the organization has served 129 Pioneer Valley ventures that generated over $2.5M in revenue and provided 114 local jobs in 2022 alone.
Formerly known as EforAll/EparaTodos Holyoke, the site typically serves 30 aspiring entrepreneurs, annually, across its English and Spanish language business accelerator program. In 2023, it plans to increase the number of participants served to 45, providing critical early-stage business education and support to more Pioneer Valley entrepreneurs in need.
“This expansion is a natural evolution for the organization,” says Tessa Murphy-Romboletti, Executive Director of EforAll/EparaTodos Pioneer Valley. “We’ve already seen amazing success stories with EforAll/EparaTodos graduates like CRAVE Restaurant & Food Truck (Holyoke), Rozki Rides (Springfield), and LifeBooch Kombucha (Easthampton). I am excited to support more entrepreneurs across the entire Pioneer Valley area and make an even bigger impact.”
PeoplesBank, a generous donor and champion of EforAll/EparaTodos Pioneer Valley, supports this expansion plan. “As a community bank, there is nothing more important to us than a growing, vibrant economy, and there is nothing more important to a local economy than a steady stream of new businesses,” says Matthew Bannister, head of marketing and corporate responsibility at PeoplesBank. “EforAll has strong roots in Holyoke, as do we, but their impact is felt just as much throughout the entire region. We supported them in Holyoke, and we will continue to support their efforts throughout the Valley.”
To celebrate its fifth anniversary and regional expansion, EforAll/EparaTodos Pioneer Valley is hosting a public celebration on Wednesday, June 14th from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. at Falls Pizza & Craft Bar in Chicopee. To RSVP or learn more about the event, click here.
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. To date, EforAll alumni have launched over 1,400 businesses. In 2022 alone, its businesses provided 2,108 local jobs and generated over $66M in revenue, despite the pandemic. Programs are available in both English and Spanish. EforAll current locations include Longmont, Colo.; Maine; Northwest Arkansas, Rhode Island; and the following Massachusetts communities: Berkshire County, Cape Cod, Fall River/New Bedford, Worcester, Merrimack Valley, Lynn, Pioneer Valley, and Roxbury. To learn more about EforAll, please visit eforall.org.
Tessa Murphy-Romboletti, Executive Director
EforAll Pioneer Valley