Are you a new, emerging or growing company located in Essex County or Merrimack Valley? We are looking for companies to enter the tenth annual North of Boston Business Plan Competition. The North of Boston Business Plan Competition has a new, 21st century format! The 25- to 30-page business plan is gone! In its place is a new format that recognizes that the success of a business plan depends equally on the quality of the plan and the people who will execute it.
Entrpreneurs & Investors: You’re invited to a panel discussion featuring two winners from the 2013 Mass Challenge 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. = Breakfast/Networking 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. = Program Massachusetts has entered into a new business revolution. The changing economy and rapid rise in technology has led to an entrepreneur boom in the Bay State. With the growing boom comes a host of questions for new entrepreneurs: Whether to Participate in Accelerator Programs? How to secure investors? What is the best business model? How to protect innovative intellectual property? McLane invites entrepreneurs and investors to a panel discussion featuring three winners from the 2013 Mass Challenge. The winners, Noam Josephy, Co-Founder and Director of AMS-Qi, and Sean Kevlahan, CEO, Quad Technology will share their experiences creating a start-up organization and their experiences in the Mass Challenge, including: •Benefits and lessons learned from the Mass Challenge •Challenges faced in building a start-up •How to gain funding •Selecting the best form of a business organization •Protecting core intellectual property This event has limited space and is open on a first come, first served basis. Location: 300 TradeCenter Suite 7600 (For GPS: 100 Sylvan Road) Woburn, MA 01801 Contact: Phone: 781-904-2700 Email: Click here to start an email Website: www.mclane.com
January 21, 2014 8:30 am – 5:00pm Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP 155 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA 02210
You are invited to attend: InnoVentures U – The ABCs of Non-Dilutive Funding… Or, Successfully Tapping the SBIR Well Thursday, December 12, 2013, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Where: 100 Cummings Center (Beverly) — Conference Room 221 E The Small Business Innovation Research programs of the US government (SBIR/STTR) provide billions of dollars of research support to translate innovative ideas into useful products. However, the programs are highly competitive and applications to various governmental agencies (e.g., NIH, NSF, DoD) differ greatly, with success rates generally below 20% and falling as the sluggish economy yields fewer tax dollars dedicated to support such research.
What an extraordinary achievement…Quad Technologies has been nominated as one of the top 26 finalists in the MassChallenge 2013. Imagine making the final cut in a global competition in which 128 finalists were selected out of a pool of more than 1,200 candidates. NSIV is so proud to have Quad Technologies as a biotech member.
NSIV member Georgia Mitsi of Apptomics is a finalist in the 2013 Female Entrepreneur Challenge. The competition is sponsored by the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) and will be part of the 2013 CWE 7th Annual Women Business Leaders Conference.
On Wed, May 22, the North Shore Technology Council’s Business Breakfast will feature Secretary Richard K. Sullivan – Massachusett’s Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.
NSIV’s CEO Martha Farmer will be moderating a panel discussion hosted by MassBio discussing “How Lab Incubators Will Save the World!” Of course, we believe incubators are heroes for all of humanity in bring innovation to use in the market. Come to the panel and make your own decision.
Start-ups are always pitching. Pitching to customers. Pitching to potential investors. Pitching to team members. Larry Blumsack will help you past all the social media interactions to the all-important face-to-face meeting in this month’s InnoVentures® U.
Ensuring Your Company’s Books are Ready for Government Contracts Many technology startups find that both their first sources of funding and their first sales will come from government agencies. Those sources of revenue and investment come with a myriad of requirements for tracking expenses and coordination of how those funds can be used. This InnoVentures U session will help you understand what is required in your company’s accounting processes and systems to stay in compliance and not spend your entire week managing the bookkeeping.