The Barry M. Portnoy Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards honors immigrant entrepreneurs in four categories: business growth, neighborhood business, technology business and life science business. All nominees are featured in Awards promotion and will be honored at the Benefit on November 8. To qualify, nominees must be a foreign-born founder of a business headquartered in Massachusetts 2019 or earlier. Self-nominations are encouraged. Nominations are due TODAY, September 18. More information here.
The Activate Fellowships for Entrepreneurial Scientists and Engineers: Activate is the premier program for scientists on a mission. The two-year fellowship provides early-stage hard-tech science entrepreneurs $100K in research funding, yearly stipends of up to $110K, intensive entrepreneurial training, mentorship, networking, and other benefits. Applications open September 19 – October 17. Sign up for updates.
Boston Blockchain Week on September 20-22 is the preeminent annual community and ecosystem development event celebrating the founders, developers, investors, and collaborators that make up the global blockchain and Web3 hub that is Greater Boston. The event delivers top quality content and education while promoting purposeful networking and collaboration. More information here.
MassTLC’s The Business Impact of Security – September 22nd: Hear the real use cases directly from operators and learn how to integrate and embed security to optimize your bottom line. This conference is for C-Level Executives and their direct reports who oversee IT Operations, Finance & Administration, and Development. More information here.
Techstars Startup Weekend Boston – September 22-24: Startup Weekend is a great place to connect with passionate people driven to build something new. There is no better place to meet new friends, colleagues, mentors, cofounders, and investors. More information here.
TiE ScaleUp has opened applications for its tenth cohort. Seed-stage founders are encouraged to apply. TiE Boston is a mission-driven, nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship. ScaleUp’s world-class mentors are volunteers who have been in your shoes and seek to give back to the community by helping raise up the next generation of entrepreneurs. Applications are due October 1. More information here.
Women In Tech Boston on October 2-3 will; explore the most essential technologies in today’s rapidly changing world and show the new revolutionary concepts that are radically changing our future in The New Frontier. Celebrate the power of diversity with 1000+ leading women in tech and diversity champions, from global leaders to disruptive startups, to shine a spotlight on the technology, people, and businesses that are driving change. More information here.
Boston Fintech Week October 10-13 brings you speakers you wouldn’t see anywhere else and the opportunity to make meaningful connections with the innovators, regulators, and investors building the future of financial services. It is an inclusive conversation amongst thousands of industry leaders and emerging fintechs from around the world. 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.
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.
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.
Whole Foods Local Producer Loan Program (LPLP): Whole Foods Market is committed to supporting local suppliers. In addition to featuring local products in stores, they created the Local Producer Loan Program (LPLP) to provide fixed, low interest loans to farmers, food artisans, and emerging entrepreneurs in local communities. They are proud to support small producers through the LPLP program to help expand their businesses and deepen our commitment to local. More information here.