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May 16 2016

State Officials Say They Want to Encourage Local Hydropower

by Dale Earl

NSIV member Michael Kerr, CEO of New England Hydropower Company (NEHC), was recently interviewed by the Boston Globe for an article on tapping into the potential of many unused dams across the state for clean energy.

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May 13 2016

May 19 InnoVentures U – Can Grandma Explain What You Do?

by Dale Earl

The Elevator Pitch: Sell Them on Your Idea, Your Product, Your Company, You!

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Apr 21 2016

NSIV Receives Nonprofit Excellence Award from Essex County Community Foundation

by Dale Earl

PRESS RELEASE Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Danvers, MA – Essex County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 2016 Fund for Nonprofit Excellence Awards. Nine extraordinary organizations will receive grants from this highly competitive program that helps strengthen the capacity of Essex County nonprofits to perform their work more effectively. For 2016, ECCF is awarding grants to nonprofit organizations that are engaged in projects to improve their evaluation of programs, services, employees, board performance or overall organizational effectiveness. “Program evaluation helps action-based organizations determine their impact in the community, plan for the future and build upon their success,” said Julie Bishop, ECCF’s vice president for philanthropy. “We are so pleased to present this year’s Fund for Nonprofit Excellence awards to some exceptional organizations working to improve the quality of life for all who live in Essex County.”

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Apr 06 2016

Atentiv Receives Mass Development Financing

by Dale Earl

Atentiv Holdings, Inc., a NSIV graduate, has recently obtained a $3 million working capital term loan from MassDevelopment’s Emerging Technology Fund.

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Mar 11 2016

Arctic Sand Technologies Closes $19M Series B Round

by Dale Earl

Arctic Sand Technologies announced in late February the completion of a $19.3M Series B round. Targeting major segments of the $5B DC/DC power conversion market, Arctic Sand’s ICs today enable significantly more runtime, smaller batteries and thinner profile smartphones, tablets and Ultrabooks.

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Mar 03 2016

NSIV is Featured in This Year’s Index of the Massachusetts Innovation Economy

by Dale Earl

NSIV is featured in a special section in the 2015-2016 edition of The Index of the Massachusetts Innovation Economy, published annually by the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative’s Innovation Institute. The special analysis, “Collaborative Workspaces in the Commonwealth,” takes a look at the different types of spaces, how many of each, the services offered and shows some examples of each type. NSIV is highlighted as one of three cases studies more fully described.

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Feb 24 2016

CrowdComfort is Featured at Mass Innovation Night 84

by Dale Earl

The March Mass Innovation Night – #MIN84 – will feature 11 local entrepreneurs and NSIV’s CrowdComfort is one of them! The event is Tuesday, March 8th, 2016  6 pm-8:30 pm at District Hall in Boston.

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Feb 24 2016

RAN Biotechnologies congratulates SafvE on winning a MassCEC Catalyst Grant

by Dale Earl

RAN Biotechnologies is delighted for SafvE, one of its partner companies, who has just won a Catalyst Grant from Massachusetts Clean Energy Center for Water and Clean Energy Innovation. SafvE is a non-profit company working on implementing new technologies for water treatment and sanitization. RAN Biotechnologies provides SafvE with anti-microbial polymers and coatings. Congratulations SafvE! 

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Feb 24 2016

Atentiv aims to replace ADHD drugs with a video game

by Dale Earl

Former NSIV member Atentiv is making news with an announcement that it has a game in clinical trials designed to be used instead of medication for kids with ADHD. “We’re not using chemicals to effect the neurons, we’re rewiring the circuit… that rewiring is learning,” said Eric Cordon, CEO of Atentiv. The medical game is called Attentive Therapeutics and application to the FDA for marketing approval is expected in 2017. A computer game called ATENTIVmynd Games is another product being developed to help any child with attention issues. Watch for it to be released sometime later this year.

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Feb 15 2016

CrowdComfort Looks Forward to GE’s new Boston-based Current division

by Dale Earl

CrowdComtfort is among Boston area clean-tech companies that are glad to see General Electric locate its new energy division in Boston. Current has temporarily located in the WeWork co-working space near South Station. Read more about what Eric Graham and others are saying about the significance of this development in the Boston Globe article.

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