Berkshire County Creative Catalyst Pitch Contest: EforAll Pitch Contests are lively two-hour events that offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their business idea to a friendly audience and receive valuable feedback from experienced judges.  Business ideas across a wide range of industries are encouraged! A total of four cash prizes will be given out (1st place @ $1000, 2nd @ $750, 3rd place @ $500 as well as a $500 Fan Favorite prize). Deadline to apply: July 11. More information here. 

Springboard’s Healthcare & Technology Innovation Program is for women-led healthcare companies seeking growth, funding, and connections to experts and strategic partners for product development and expansion. The program combines high-value events and workshops with an impactful community. Selected participants are matched with a personal advisory team who provide relevant expertise and connections in support of women transforming the healthcare industry. Application deadline is July 15. More information here. 

PharmStars’ Fall 2024 cohort theme is “Digital Innovations in Clinical Trials.” This cohort will focus on startups offering innovative digital health solutions that can be utilized by the biopharma industry to enhance the clinical trials process for drug development. They welcome applications from startups with technology that improves the design or execution of clinical trials, enhances participant recruitment, or positively impacts the patient experience with trials. Digital health startups that have an innovative clinical trial product or prototype are encouraged to apply. Application deadline is July 15. More information here. 

Social Impact at CIC Massachusetts: CIC Massachusetts is proud to open a Social Impact Cohort which will provide unique programming that supports small organizations led by historically underserved entrepreneurs—including BIPOC, female-identifying, and veteran-led businesses from socially and economically disadvantaged groups based in Massachusetts. Application deadline is July 19. More information here. 

Eforall Roxbury Fall 2024 Accelerator: The 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. Deadline to apply: August 7. More information here. 

Eforall Berkshire County Fall 2024 Accelerator: The 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. Deadline to apply: August 7. More information here.

Eforall Maine Fall 2024 Accelerator: The 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. Deadline to apply: August 7. More information here.

Eforall Cape Cod Fall 2024 Accelerator: The 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. Deadline to apply: August 7. More information here. 

Startup Boston Week 2024 on September 9-13 will be connecting founders, startup employees, mentors, advisors, investors, students and startup curious folks. With content for startups who are crafting their MVP, all the way to founders and startup operators raising their Series B! This is your opportunity to network with and learn from the movers and shakers in the New England startup community. More information here. 

EforAll Merrimack Valley Winter 2025 Business Accelerator: The 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. Deadline to apply: October 24. More information here.

EforAll Pioneer Valley Winter 2025 Business Accelerator: The 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. Deadline to apply: October 24. More information here.

EforAll South Coast Winter 2025 Business Accelerator: The 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. Deadline to apply: October 24. More information here.

EforAll Rhode Island Winter 2025 Business Accelerator: The 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. Deadline to apply: October 24. More information here.

EforAll Greater Worcester Winter 2025 Business Accelerator: The 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. Deadline to apply: October 24. More information here.

EforAll Lynn Winter 2025 Business Accelerator: The 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. Deadline to apply: October 24. More information here.

The UMass Lowell Core Research Facilities is excited to announce a new professional development program – “Fundamentals of Lyophilization for Life Sciences, Bioprocess and Pharmaceuticals.” The CRF has partnered with Biopharma Group, a world-wide leader in the field of lyophilization, to bring you this 6-month, online course. Hosted by the UML CRF, the course will be taught online by experts from Biopharma, capped off with a 3-day, on-site lab practicum at UMass Lowell’s lyophilization lab in Lowell, MA. This course will provide extensive learning for professionals in life sciences, pharmaceuticals, and bioprocessing who would like to expand and reinforce their technical knowledge in these sectors. The course begins November 6. More information here. 

Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts is pleased to offer small business grants through the Cambridge Equity Fund. The Cambridge Equity Fund is managed by the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts and will serve Cambridge-based Black entrepreneurs who live in Cambridge or whose businesses reside in Cambridge. The Equity Fund will be appropriated using the City of Cambridge’s State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) funds to support long-term racial and economic equity investments in the form of grants and related costs incurred until December 31, 2024. More information here. 

MassTLC’s award-winning Board Ready Bootcamp has helped almost 350 women, tech leaders of color, LGBTQ+ tech leaders, and other underrepresented executives advance their careers. The Bootcamp is built on a high-impact curriculum designed by industry leaders with expertise in board fundamentals, strategy, and governance. But equally impactful is the strong network of industry luminaries, ready to help participants make the right connections. Participants must be current tech executives who’ve been nominated to attend and have the support of an industry executive or board member. More information here.

Accelerate Your Impact: Massachusetts Small Business Coaching Program: Boston Impact Initiative (BII) and Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR) have partnered to offer entrepreneurs and small business owners coaching and resources to build sustainable and socially impactful businesses. More information here.

FinTech Sandbox is a nonprofit which enables financial technology entrepreneurs to build robust products by providing access to critical data, development tools and a curated network of customers, entirely for free. FinTech Sandbox is open to all startups innovating in financial services that can use financial data products we offer for product development and testing. The spirit of the program is to offer data to start-ups that could not otherwise afford it. More information here.

Techstars is the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. As one of the largest pre-seed investors in the world, they funded over 3,200 companies that have gone on to have a market cap of $79B+. Each company receives up to $120,000 in funding, and access to the worldwide network of investors, hands-on mentorship, and over $4M of perks. Applications are open year-round and will be considered on a rolling basis. Your application will be valid for 12 months from the date of application. More information here. 

Through its 2030 Fund, MassCEC invests at the earliest stages of company development across the climatetech landscape. With a focus on tough tech and underserved sectors, MassCEC investments aim to advance clean technology, fill funding gaps, create green jobs, and leverage private capital throughout the Commonwealth. More information here. 

P&G Ventures is an early stage startup studio within Procter & Gamble that partners with entrepreneurs to accelerate billion dollar ideas that improve consumers’ lives. Focus areas include nontoxic home and garden, women’s health, anti-aging, daily wellness, and cleaning/sanitizing. More information here. 

IFundWomen Boston is a crowdfunding ecosystem designed to help the women-led startups, small businesses, nonprofits, side hustles, and passion projects of Boston raise funds to launch and grow. Join iFundWomen if you are a Boston-area women-led startup to fundraise for your business and get your ideas launched. More information here.