Shenandoah Community Capital Fund’s 4th Startup Shenandoah Valley (S2V) cohort is made up of eight technology or tech-enabled businesses across the Shenandoah Valley. We sat down with each of our participants to get to know more about them as entrepreneurs, and why they choose to participate in the S2V program.
Our next to the last spotlight is on Derek Adler. Adler is the founder of TrimTab based out of Frederick County. TrimTab gives people the reason, tools, and motivation to get out of debt. The budgeting app offers step-by-step and easy-to-follow guidelines that help users manage and decrease their debt over time. Learn more about TrimTab here.
Being an entrepreneur, Adler enjoys trying to solve problems that people face on a daily basis. He was excited to be part of a tech-focused S2V cohort because it meant being surrounded by like-minded people. He was also interested in the prospect of learning from industry experts, “I joined S2V to help kickstart my progress through the coaching and roundtable discussions, and to learn from people who have already had entrepreneurial success.” Over the course of the S2V program, participants collaborate with each other, and ideate various business strategies with their mentor, “I hope to come out of the program with 6 months worth of learning and a clear plan on how to advance and grow my business moving forward,” said Adler about the 8-week program.
We asked David Adler a few more questions to get to know him as an entrepreneur from Frederick County:
Fun fact about you?
I married my high school sweetheart.
What is your favorite restaurant/coffee shop in your town?
NIKs (Neighborhood Italian Kitchen)
What is your favorite town to visit in the Shenandoah Valley besides your own?