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Jim VERZINO Director and Entrepreneur in Residence of Windham Grows

Jim is the Director and Entrepreneur in Residence of Windham Grows, a business accelerator designed to nurture the next generation of innovative food and agriculture entrepreneurs in the Northeast. In it's short two and a half year history the program has accelerated twenty eight companies in three cohorts, created 41 new jobs and participating companies have raised $1.6 in outside funding. Prior to running Windham Grows Jim co-founded and successfully exited three socially responsible businesses focused on energy and waste management automation systems, and workforce development. As a co-founder of Ruralogic, a “re-shoring” firm created to counter the trend in outsourcing US jobs to third world countries, Jim helped bring 2,900 high-tech jobs to rural Louisiana and Pennsylvania that would have otherwise gone overseas.