The National Franchise Institute Awards a Hand-Up Scholarship to Brewability Lab
Brewability Lab is a unique business that trains and employs adults with autism and developmental disabilities to work in a craft brewery! As the first and only brewery to do this, Brewability Lab’s founder, Tiffany Fixter, is creating quite a buzz around town and getting more than her fair share of interest.
With a unique idea, a Business Plan, and excitement brewing (pun intended!), Tiffany raised $32,000.00 on Kickstarter. The former Caution Brewing East location (near I-70 and Peoria in Denver) was the perfect turn-key opportunity. Tiffany purchased all of the equipment and is working hard to put the finishing touches on the first Brewability Lab which is scheduled to open this spring.
"I was originally introduced to Tiffany by Molly Berger, Executive Director of TiE Rockies," explains Carolyn Miller, Founder of the National Franchise Institute. "Before actually speaking with Tiffany, I viewed the video on the Home page of Brewability Lab's website. I instantly connected with her vision and wanted to help in any way I could. It was very exciting to tell Tiffany about the Growth Strategies program and even more exciting to explain the Hand-Up Scholarship Program and present her with a scholarship to attend."
"The National Franchise Institute was a wealth of information packed into 2 days," said Tiffany. "I made contacts with professionals who I would otherwise not have had the chance to meet or interact with! I love that the class size was more personal and truly appreciate learning from the best! I now feel I have a framework and understanding for the next steps in franchising. Days after the class, I received many phone calls, emails and LinkedIn connections to presenters and professionals from the National Franchise Institute. Thank you! It's because of professionals like you and the Hand-Up Scholarship Program that help startups like Brewability Lab flourish."
On a special education teacher's salary, it's no surprise that additional funding is needed to support start-up costs. If you have an interest in contributing to Brewability Lab, here is a link to Tiffany's Indiegogo In Demand campaign: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-adults-with-disabilities-brew-craft-beer#/ Tiffany can be reached via email at BrewabilityLab@gmail.com.
At the National Franchise Institute, we couldn't be more happy for Tiffany and are so excited to welcome her as part of our alumni. Cheers!