A robust and diversified regionaleconomy that offers high qualityjob opportunities for all.
A robust and diversified regionaleconomy that offers high qualityof life for all.
Create and build scalable companies that will attract revenues to the region and create jobs. Support entrepreneurs however we can. Build an ecosystem that will attract entrepreneurs.
- The Berkshire region is an ideal location for entrepreneurs to succeed.
- Invest in people, first and foremost. Human capital is our most precious resource.
- Young people are essential to creating innovative and enduring companies.
Since its 2014 launch, Lever has led the development of the Berkshire region’s entrepreneur ecosystem.
Supported 100+ entrepreneurs
Helped launch 46 new companies
Helped 17 companies grow
Helped 15 students secure employment at Berkshire companies
Hosted 75+ meetups
Placed 125 college students in paid internships
To date, Lever-supported startups:
- Raised more than $7M in equity investment
- Realize more than $12M in aggregate revenues
- Created more than 150 jobs