2022 Mohawk Trail Entrepreneur Challenge
Apply by November 19, 2021
The second annual Mohawk Trail Entrepreneur Challenge (MTEC) will support entrepreneurs and companies developing sustainable wood and forest product businesses, excluding businesses focused on wood-based fuels. The overarching goal of the program is to create jobs in the Mohawk Trail region of Massachusetts.
One company will receive a $25,000 innovation grant from Lever to launch or grow the business. To participate, companies must be located in one of 16 towns that are members of the Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership.
Entrepreneurs can apply to the MTEC here. Up to 8 companies will be selected as finalists to complete a four-month Lever acceleration program, including technical assistance from Lever’s experienced staff, consultation from domain experts, and a variety of additional resources. The acceleration program will conclude with a final pitch event in May 2022. A panel of expert judges will hear those pitches, review business plans, ask questions, and select one company to receive the $25,000 grant.