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Berkshire County

Founded in 1761, Berkshire County includes over 30 cities and towns — from North Adams to Otis — and everything in between.  EforAll launched to great fanfare across all of Berkshire County in Fall 2019 and is excited to support local entrepreneurs!

Our Programs

Business Accelerator

The Accelerator is a free, one-year program offered twice a year in EforAll communities. It provides immersive business training, mentorship and access to an extended professional network. Anyone with a dream to start or grow a business is encouraged to apply.

Pitch Contests

Fast-paced, fun community events that enable early-stage entrepreneurs to gain valuable exposure and feedback on a business idea at no cost. Great opportunity to network and validate business idea with potential to win a cash prize from EforAll.

Berkshire County Entrepreneurs

Upcoming Events

Local Stories and News

Berkshire County Mentor Spotlight

Local Volunteer Opportunities

Our community engages over 200 volunteers each year to help support entrepreneurs who participate in our Business Accelerators and Pitch Contests. There are several volunteer options so you can apply for the one that best fits your interests and availability.

Support Our Site

If you want to help support our entrepreneurs in the Berkshire County area, please consider making an online donation today. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.

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Deborah Gallant

Executive Director
Allison Schmitt

Allison Schmitt

Program Manager
Mary Vasquez

Mary Vasquez-Slack

Program Coordinator

Local Partners

Leadership Advisory Board

  • Peter Taylor (Chair) – Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
  • Dick Alcombright – Mountain One
  • Jay Anderson – PERC & Pittsfield Cooperative Bank
  • Jodi Rathbun-Briggs – Greylock Federal Credit Union
  • Jonathan Butler – 1Berkshire
  • AJ Enchill – Office of Senator Adam Hinds
  • Ben Farkas – H&F
  • Mike Ferry – Berkshire Bank (retired)
  • Pamela Green – Smith-Green
  • John Lewis – R3SET Studios
  • Deanna Ruffer – City of Pittsfield
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