MassChallenge has opened applications for the 2021 early stage accelerators in Austin, Boston, Houston, and Rhode Island. MassChallenge supports promising early-stage startups across industries by connecting entrepreneurs to our powerful network of support and resources – at zero cost and for zero equity. Since 2010, MassChallenge alumni companies have gone on to raise $8.6B in funding, generate $3.6B+ in revenue, and create more than 186K+ jobs around the world. Use code MC21INNOWOMEN to receive 100% off the application fee (a $99 savings). APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO TODAY, APRIL 5, 2021 AT NOON ET. More information here.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2021 IGNITE cohort, which is seeking medtech startups from the Boston, Rhode Island and the rest of New England. It’s aimed particularly at early stage medtech founders of companies that are at a pre-seed or see round stage, typically around $1M or less raised. Applications are due April 16. More information here.
Hack The Hospital on May 21-23 will explore the potential of 5G and XR technologies being applied to pediatric healthcare and to foster new connections between Barcelona and Boston hubs. Teams will develop innovative projects that can reduce the negative impact of long term pediatric patients experience at the Boston Children’s Hospital and the Sant Joan de Déu children hospital (Barcelona). 2 winner projects will be tested and implemented in both hospitals and will be presenting at the MWC Barcelona 2021. Applications are due April 18. More information here.
The EforAll Accelerator is a free, one-year program offered twice a year in EforAll communities. It provides immersive business training, mentorship and access to an extended professional network. Anyone with a dream to start or grow a business is encouraged to apply. All applications are due on April 22nd by 5pm. More information here.
Food Edge on May 4-6 is New England’s leading food summit that brings together the industry’s largest brands, disruptive startups, and top researchers to discuss the innovations and trends that are shaping the future of food. Food Edge explores food innovation with a focus on sustainable sourcing, recipe innovation, product design, customer experience, and social media. More information here.
Innovation to Impact at Yale (I2I) announces an Award Competition for Innovators who are passionate and committed to providing solutions to the marketplace to address Substance Use Disorders. Awards will be granted for up to $60,000. Solutions may include the use of diagnostics, prevention, and treatment. Application deadline is May 15. More information here.
Retail Business Services is joining up with fellow Ahold Delhaize USA companies and Venture Cafe Cambridge for SEED, a program to help early-stage entrepreneurs seeking to jump into the retail grocery sector. Applications for the 10-week immersion program are open to startups until May 31. More information here.
The Business Show on November 24-25, 2021 has evolved from the combination of two of Prysm’s very successful business events ‘The Great British Business Show’ and ‘Business Startup’. This unmissable event places thousands of online sellers, suppliers, and buyers from across the globe all under one roof, ensuring that attendees leave full of inspiration and ready to take the industry by storm! With all of the following provided, success and profit for your business is guaranteed. More information here.
Eligible Massachusetts businesses of any size may apply for training grants through the Workforce Training Fund’s Express Program. The Express Program offers cash grants to businesses to cover up to 50% of the cost of training employees, up to $3,000 per employee per course. Additional limitations apply. More information here.
The Seed Investments Program is a two-stage investment program that provides up to $250,000 in convertible notes to pre-seed or seed-stage clean energy startups. The program exists to support companies as they advance and commercialize clean energy technologies and business models. More information here.
Venture Lane will be piloting a new virtual membership in Q2 called Venture Lane Connect. The membership will enable B2B startup founders based in Boston to tap into Venture Lane’s curated network, weekly programming focused on go-to-market strategy, $400K in perks like AWS and Microsoft Azure and other resources for early-stage growth. Interested B2B startup founders and their teams can sign up for the private beta here.