Techstars Crypto Boston
Techstars, a global investment business that provides access to capital, one-on-one mentorship, and customized programming for early-stage entrepreneurs, announces the launch of Techstars Crypto Boston powered by Algorand. This highly personalized program gives startups the advantage they need to succeed by providing 1:1 mentoring and support and investment. With partner Algorand, 12 high-growth, early-stage startups will participate in an intensive, 13-week program on an annual basis over three years. Application deadline is September 14. More information here.
The SCORE Northeast MA Women’s Business Summit is a full day conference exclusively for women entrepreneurs. You’re invited on Wednesday September 14, at the historic Willowdale Estate for a day filled with stimulating interaction with like-minded women entrepreneurs. The day will feature successful small business women from our community, covering educational and motivational business topics to include success stories, practical takeaways, engaging roundtable discussions, networking and more! More information here.
Activate Fellowships – Boston
Activate Fellows are transforming the world’s physical infrastructure, bringing breakthrough research to market as new products and services that benefit society. Activate Boston sits in the heart of a world-renowned innovation hub, a nexus for cutting-edge research from defense to energy to biotech. Fellows developing microelectronics access MIT Lincoln Laboratory, a federally funded research laboratory operated for the U.S. Department of Defense by MIT. They work with Boston-area research organizations, including U Mass Boston’s Venture Development Center and Greentown Labs, to support fellows developing energy and climate technologies. Nominations for Fellows are now open – apply by September 15. More information here.
2nd Annual Massachusetts Manufacturing Mash-up – September 16
Join FORGE, MassTech Collaborative, MassMEP, MassRobotics, WPI, local manufacturers, innovators, and suppliers at Polar Park in Worcester for engaging presentations, captivating exhibits, and networking. The Massachusetts Manufacturing Mash-Up is a unique conference that provides opportunities to engage in conversations with people and resources that can help you compete. More information here.
Startup Boston Week is back September 19th – 23rd. This annual conference brings together 3,400 attendees and 250 speakers across 80 sessions during this free, five-day event. Don’t miss out on your chance to connect with the New England startup community. Grab your free ticket right here.
Northstar Campus Grants and Pitch Day Competition
UMLRI’s Northstar Campus Pitch Day returns for its 3d year to showcase some of the Boston startup ecosystem’s most exciting, innovative and cutting-edge technology. Eligible Massachusetts SBIR companies with dual-use Aerospace and Defense technologies will be asked to fill out a brief application with details on their emerging technology, 50-50 match program requirement and the proposed use of grant funds. Northstar Campus management staff will identify 6 semifinalists and a panel of independent judges will choose the 3 winners. Winners may receive up to $20K each. Application deadline is Friday, September 23. More information here.
The Board-Ready Bootcamp is designed to improve the quality of board governance and composition at tech companies by providing a high-impact curriculum on board fundamentals, strategy, and governance. Given the lack of diversity in the tech boardroom, the bootcamp is focused on preparing underrepresented tech leaders, including Black, Latinx, Indigenous, LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, and women tech executives. Application deadline is September 23. More information here.
Boston Fintech Week on September 27-29 brings you speakers you won’t see anywhere else and the opportunity to make meaningful connections with the innovators, regulators, and investors building the future of financial services. It’s an inclusive conversation among thousands of industry leaders and emerging fintechs from around the world. More information here.
The WICxTop100 spotlight campaign will recognize this year’s leading women tech founders who are developing cloud solutions that consider environmental sustainability and foster economic and social development. This digital spotlight series will highlight the Top 100 awardees and their solutions that are accelerating innovation, changemaking, and championing collective impact that’s helping to advance ESG and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Top 100 will be announced at WICxUNGA on October 13, 2022. Submissions Due October 7. More information here.
Women in Tech World Series is returning to BCEC, Boston MA on October 20-21. Women in Tech Boston will be celebrating the power of resilience as they unite 1000+ leading women in tech, from global leaders to disruptive start-ups, to shine a spotlight on the technology, people, and businesses that are driving change. More information here.
EmPower Massachusetts offers multiple stages of investment in communities and community-based organizations so that they can explore, develop, and implement program models or projects that provide access to the benefits of clean energy for previously underserved populations. This MassCEC program crowd-sources new and innovative ideas, then helps put them into action. Application deadline is October 21. More information here.
The Greentown Labs Climatetech Summit 2022: Catalyzing Commercialization – November 2-3
The Greentown Labs Climatetech Summit is a deep dive into accelerating deployment through collaboration. Climatetech entrepreneurs are developing the solutions that are the core of global decarbonization, yet they need support and partnership from investors, policymakers, and the growing climatetech workforce in order to scale their critical technologies. The energy transition is here, and the climatetech ecosystem needs your involvement to propel climatetech out into the world. More information here.
Raise Capital on Your Own Terms – Build It, Fund It. Grow It! November 2-4
Get the tools you need to grow your business without compromising your vision or values. Don’t miss The Kassan Group’s 3-day virtual learning opportunity for social entrepreneurs. During this event, you’ll gain critical insights from an expert panel of presenters — business coaches, lawyers, fundraisers, and impact investors. Learn how to design an effective investment offer, identify values-aligned investors, and build resources and confidence — all while connecting with a supportive community of professionals! Register today.
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.
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 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.