The Massachusetts Conference for Women is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that holds an annual Conference to advance women and allies’ professional and personal development. The Massachusetts Conference for Women is offering 2 exciting experiences this year: Virtual Conference on Thursday, Dec. 1, that attendees can participate from home, work, or anywhere in the world! The core virtual experience features inspiring keynotes, breakout sessions with top professional and personal development experts, opportunities to ask experts questions in real-time, facilitated networking, and more. Hybrid experience that provides access to the virtual Conference plus an in-person experience on Wednesday, Nov. 30. The in-person event will feature a different lineup of exciting keynote speakers. It will also offer networking, a new interactive hall, and a picnic lunch! More information here.

TiE ScaleUp has opened applications for its ninth cohort. Scale Up is the first and only Seed+ to Series A startup Accelerator in Boston. The accelerator program specializes in supporting seed and Series A companies as they overcome barriers to scale. Applications are due December 1. More information here.

Advancing Climatetech and Clean Energy Leaders (ACCEL)

Greentown Labs and Browning the Green Space (BGS) are requesting applications from innovative startups with founding and executive teams that are primarily made up of BIPOC leaders who are developing climate solutions for sectors including electricity, transportation, buildings, manufacturing, and agriculture. Applications are due December 23. More information here.

MassCEC Accelerator Funding Program

The Accelerator Funding Program provides grants to Massachusetts accelerators for specific activities with the goal of growing the cleantech innovation ecosystem and commercializing early stage cleantech startups. Grants fund accelerator activities, including operations and management expenses, events and educational series, growing strategic clusters, prizes, and scholarships for their current cohort of startups. Applications are due January 2. More information here.

NOFA/Mass Winter Conference – January 14-15, 2023

The 36th annual NOFA/Mass Winter Conference connects farmers, gardeners, homesteaders, educators, and environmentalists to share resources and ideas to grow our vibrant organic community. 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.

 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.