A robust and diversified regionaleconomy that offers high qualityjob opportunities for all.
A robust and diversified regionaleconomy that offers high qualityof life for all.
Build and grow innovation-driven enterprises. Attract revenues to the region and create jobs. Expand our ecosystem for entrepreneurs, innovators, and young people.
- We invest in people, first and foremost. Human capital is our most precious resource.
- We prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- We believe young people are essential to creating innovative and enduring companies.
- We believe our success depends on the strength of our network.
- We believe in success through collaboration.
- We act like entrepreneurs.
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