UNPITCH Health and UNPITCH Biomed: Unpitch is designed to facilitate connections between entrepreneurs and investors. It’s NOT about delivering an elevator pitch onstage, a “demo day” presentation, or trying to grab a few seconds with a venture capitalist in a conference hallway. Instead, Unpitch is a chance to have lunch with an angel investor or VC in a casual, no-pressure environment, discuss your business, get meaningful feedback on your ideas, and make connections that will help you get to the next stage. Applications are due June 1. More information here.
TiE Boston Women Pitch Competition 2023: Are you a female founder/co-founder with a commercially available product/service and owning at least 33% of the equity? Is your startup registered on or after Jan 1st, 2016? Are you based in the New England Area? If you answered YES, TiE Boston has a great opportunity for you! Applications for TiE Boston Women Pitch Competition are due June 15. More information here.
Venture Lane Studio helps B2B software startups find real traction and repeatable success. They transform early stage B2B software companies with outstanding potential into growth stage ventures through a bespoke 3.5 month program, a proven methodology from experienced entrepreneurs, and a world class support network of peer founders and mentors. Applications for Cohort 4 are open through July 14. More information here.
Startup Boston Week is back for its seventh annual conference on September 11-15. They will be connecting founders, startup employees, mentors, advisors, investors, students and startup curious folks – in short, everyone who plays a role in helping to both start and scale a company. Don’t miss out on five FREE days of content. They are creating 80+ sessions that will help you start your company, grow your department and kickoff your startup career. 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.
The NAACP Power Forward Small Business Grant is available for Black-owned businesses with one to 25 employees located in New England (Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, and select areas of Connecticut (more details in the application). $25,000 in grants are available on a rolling basis. More information here.
Venture Lane is piloting a new virtual membership 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.
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.
eForum Mentor Program— 2023 Open Application: The eForum Mentor Program Makes Better Entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs may apply to the program at any stage of development. Individuals are accepted into the program based on the general acceptance criteria. Mentors must also apply to be a part of the program and are expected to take an interest in the success of the entrepreneur(s) they are matched with; and to get to know the Entrepreneur’s needs, including personal situations. More information here.