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ENET's Business Incubators Expo

  • 21 Oct 2014
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Microsoft NERD Center, 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

An annual event like no other, this event will help you connect with incubators and workspacesthat are making things happen in Boston. This event is part of BREW 2014, Boston Regional Entrepreneurship World (http://www.brewboston.org/). Meet our specially curated group of top Boston incubators, accelerators and co-working spaces including:

 


The Association of Cleantech Incubators of New England (ACTION) is New England’s network of cleantech incubators sharing the common goals of accelerating the growth and success of early-stage companies, strengthening the regional cleantech cluster, and creating more green jobs in New England. 

 


ACCELERATE, Wentworth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center was formed in May 2012 with the idea to bring innovation + entrepreneurship skills to our students. Why? Because they are critical competencies in the 21st century and help individuals to iterate an idea, try oneself out, see the bigger picture, solve problems, network intentionally, and build confidence in taking risks for small projects and big ideas. We thought the best way to do this would be to promote interdisciplinary collaboration among students, alumni, industry, and the Boston community.  http://blogs.wit.edu/accelerate/

Their network of incubators provides diverse resources and a highly- supportive hub in which entrepreneurs, business leaders, government agencies, community leaders, investors, universities, and other interested organizations can collaborate toward the successful commercialization of enterprises that will build a prosperous green economy, improve the quality of our lives and sustain the health of our environment. Visit www.actionnewengland.org.

 


Mansfield Bio-Incubator is a non-profit organization whose mission is to facilitate and assist the creation, growth, and success of the next generation of biotech companies; train and educate future workers for these companies; and nurture entrepreneurial and economic development in the community, by maintaining affordable lab and office space, services, training, mentoring, and a network of professional advisors. We will provide entrepreneurs, innovative life-sciences start-ups, students and faculty of Massachusetts colleges and vocational schools with the space and resources they need to test out, challenge, and nurture early ideas and will teach students the skills for successful career in the biotech industry. Our goals are to:
  • Support a collaborative atmosphere that allows thought-sharing and creative exchange

  • Offer best-in-class infrastructure to enable the advanced practice and training of science, and technology

  • Promote cost efficiency through sharing of many services

  • Provide training and support in obtaining funding for future growth by facilitating the interaction with investors

  • Teach and organize onsite and online seminars, courses and technical workshops to train interns and students new skills in fast growing areas of biotechnology

  • Create an environment that stimulates creative interactions among industry, investors, government, and academia

 We are located 1 mile from Boston-Providence Commuter Rail line and easy access to Routes 95 and 495. The incubator will occupy 10,000 square feet of a former manufacturing plant with up to 100,000 square feet and 63 acres available for further expansion. We are planning to be open in Summer  2015.  http://www.bioinc.org.

 


Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) helps early-stage entrepreneurs succeed at their ventures through workshops, pitch contests, and an accelerator program. Based out of Lowell and Lawrence, MA, EforAll has helped launch over fifty ventures in the last three years including a vegan ice cream business, a company that sells a device that tracks the wear of running shoes, and a non-profit that provides basic necessities to homeless school children. For more information, visit EforAll.org

 

 


Entrepreneurs in MetroWest are not alone.  Co-working space & incubator, Framingham State University’s new Entrepreneur Innovation Center provides you as a member: paid undergrad interns to work with you 5 - 10 hrs./ week, IP & VC outside experts sessions;, workshops: barriers to successful start-ups.   Mission: entrepreneurs & innovators to start-up so that your success can lead to new firms and jobs for MetroWest.  Members become automatic members of Workbar, including free use 5 days per month at Workbar’s Boston and Cambridge sites  Located in a cozy corner looking out on Framingham Town Green. 5 Min. frm MassPike, 2 blocks frm Rte 9; free parking  All for $135/month.  Center’s foundation is members’ casual “bump and connects” providing some best advice to you; the Center is only like co-work-space betx Hopkinton and Waltham in MetroWest. 8 entrepreneurs; desire another 4 to join us.  Info:  Dr. Bob Krim, innovation@framingham.edu “ @FSUInnovation”.617-699-8490

 


The Center for Nanoscale Systems (CNS) is part of Harvard University.    Our scientific focus is on how nanoscale components can be integrated into large and complex interacting systems. Studying very small structures and how their behavior differs from macroscopic objects is only part of the story.

We also must investigate how systems emerge, how they can be built, and how they behave. CNS is a member of the National Science Foundation’s National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) initiative to create a national network of world-class facilities available to all researchers.

Through our CNS/NNIN User Program, our facilities are available for use by researchers not just at Harvard, but by any academic or non-academic researchers in the country. We welcome and encourage researchers from Harvard and beyond to take a look at the many facilities that CNS has to offer to assist in your research goals.

 


Constant Contact’s Small Business Innovation Program is an accelerator program designed to help startups and entrepreneurs developing new products and services for small businesses and nonprofits. All class members are offered residence in Constant Contact’s new 30,000 sq.ft. InnoLoft office space, $10,000 for marketing, access to over 5,000 small business and nonprofits that have opted-in to trying new offerings, counsel and mentorship from Boston’s angel and venture communities, and help from Constant Contact employees ranging from marketing to UX to finance. Constant Contact does not take any equity in the startups we house, and the program is open to all industries.

 


 

The MassChallenge allows entrepreneurs to pick and choose from an array of events to accommodate the startups’ needs and interests. The accelerator curriculum is flexible and not required. Entrepreneurs choose sessions that will help them most. Our primary activities include running an annual global accelerator program and startup competition, documenting and organizing key resources, and organizing training and networking events.  http://masschallenge.org/accelerator

 


Northeastern IDEA is a student-run venture accelerator that provides a variety of resources to Northeastern affiliated entrepreneurs who are looking to launch their own businesses. Throughout the stage-gate process we provide ventures with coaching, mentoring, in-kind services, business planning framework, and the opportunity to apply for our Gap Fund.  http://www.northeastern.edu/idea/

 


The Quincy Center for Innovation (QCI) is a unique co-operative work environment located just 7 miles south of Boston. It is the ideal atmosphere for startups and early phase companies to connect and collaborate with a diverse community of business professionals. Our 20,000 Sq Ft. facility is located at 180 Old Colony Ave., just minutes from the Wollaston Red Line MBTA Station.

 


Social Enterprise Greenhouse creates positive social and economic impacts by supporting social entrepreneurs and enterprises with the tools and networks they need to thrive. We are a network of business and community leaders who contribute time, expertise and money to create jobs and support positive change through social enterprise.

 

 

 


We connect our Members with Experts who want to give back, and make connections to an extensive network of advisors and mentors. From successful serial entrepreneurs, to patent attorneys, to go-to-market experts, we find them and make the connections: right here in one location, right in MetroWest, many, pro bono. Now THAT, saves a lot of time.

 

 


TiE Challenge is a year-long accelerator program to turn great ideas into real companies. It’s the first accelerator run by successful entrepreneurs to help new entrepreneurs. It offers a unique multiplicative force where 20 companies receive targeted advising, monthly meetings, networking opportunities, access to investors and opportunity to showcase at TiE events.

 TiE-Boston is a comprehensive eco-system for entrepreneurs with vital resources for every stage of the entrepreneurial process. It is part of the global TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) group that is the largest not-for profit organization promoting entrepreneurship. TiE-Boston runs several vibrant programs to educate, mentor, network and inspire entrepreneurs in the community. TiE connects entrepreneurs with each other and other stakeholders in the entrepreneurial world including other serial entrepreneurs, Angel Investors, Venture Capitalists, Vendors and Service Providers.  http://www.tie-boston.org

 

Co-Working Spaces:

 


Alpha Landmark, which houses a mix of tech, life sciences and services startups and small companies is located near the new Assembly Row, the space is a mix of private offices, dedicated desks and open shared space with conference and training rooms. Alpha Landmark offers its members IT services -Networks and Systems, IT Security, Application Development and Hosting servers. We provide the space you plant the idea!  Promotion:  Full Time Open Workspace $150 - Large Office: Includes 4 Memberships $1,199 - Medium Office: Includes 3 Memberships $999  Promotion End Date 10/31/2014  For Inquiry Please Call 617-764-3068

 


CIC started in 1999 with a vision and a simple idea: “Startups make the world much better. We can help them by setting up and managing their office for them so they can focus on their business.” We believed we could do that better than anyone else and we set out to prove it. Since our beginning, more than 2,220 companies have chosen CIC as their home. As a provider of high quality, flexible work spaces in prime locations with unrivaled service and amenities, our companies can grow from a seat in our C3 coworking space to occupying an entire floor, all on month to month leases. 

 


Coalition is a productive workspace for professionals who are excited to grow business. Collaboration is a core part of Coalition and there are spaces and events built to make it easier for entrepreneurs to exchange ideas and innovation.

 

 


Commoncove is a brand of cowork spaces for suburban and near urban workers. Our first location, at Chelsea’s Admiral’s Hill Marina, is Greater Boston’s first coworking space on the waterfront.  We provide the ideal “home office” by being close to home but not in your home – a dynamic workspace with both dedicated and floating desks, shared worktables, phone booths, meeting rooms – all just steps from the harbor.  We offer flexible, affordable, memberships to accommodate your particular schedule and budget. We also offer free parking and access to zip cars.

 


Geek Offices (www.geekoffices.com) are affordable and flexible coworking suites located in Cambridge and in Newton.  In operation since 2009, together the spaces are home to over 40 companies and 90 members.  Geek Offices offers worktables, workstations, private offices and a range of memberships, including company payment plans. Everything is included in one monthly fee: wifi, 24-hour access, conference rooms, coffee, kitchens, printing, and on-site Resident Geeks.  In Cambridge, additional perks include showers, lockers, ZipCars and Hubway Bikes. Geek Offices is unique because its owners also own the buildings in which they are located and can be very accommodating to new start-ups and entrepreneurs. There are no leases, security deposits, insurance, or time commitments required at Geek Offices.

 

 


Impact Hub Boston is located in the heart of downtown Boston, at the intersection of the Financial District and Downtown Crossing. Our community members are startups, small businesses, non-profits and others. One of the things that makes us different is the way we support Boston’s many organizations with important social missions, through our events, membership and in other ways. We offer our members open and fixed-desk coworking, and use of lots of shared facilities such as conference rooms,  phone booths, kitchens, and event spaces. We are convenient to all MBTA subway lines and both commuter rail stations (we also offer attached covered parking for those who drive). Our members come to work, join dynamic events, collaborate, and change the world. Boston’s best startups start at Impact Hub Boston.

 

 


NGIN WORKPLACE.  NGIN offers unique premium workspaces, resources and personalized services, with Personal Desks and Private Offices and a Vibrant Community of Entrepreneurs and Creatives. At NGIN we take exceptional care of our members in the workplace, allowing them to focus entirely on their core business and surpass their expected goals!

 

 


"Why Work Alone?"   This Studio Crossings mantra has carried us forth in our community since Day 1 of launching one of Boston Metrowest's first co-working space 3 years ago, conveniently located in downtown Waltham at 14 Spring St. The Studio Crossings community is a supportive workspace for solo entrepreneurs to small teams. Stepping in you'll experience an open, professional environment with shared amenities of internet, conference room, parking and membership plans that are "just right". Plans range as low as $125 per month for an open seat to $400 for a dedicated desk. Reach us at info@studiocrossings.com / 617.396.4909 for a tour or day pass trial. Let's help each other grow.

 

 


WeWork is a platform for creators. We provide the space, community, and services you need to create your life's work. Two locations.

 

 

 

Meeting Organizer:

 


Christina Inge, Senior Director of Marketing ,Technology Evangelist, christinainge.com, Twitter: @christinainge, LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/christinainge

 

Christina is a marketing consultant with over 15 years experience in content creation, web technologies, and project management. She is adept at finding creative ways to maximize the small marketing budgets of startups and nonprofits. Her areas of expertise include boosting clickthrough and conversion rates for paid search campaigns, and increasing organic search rankings through best practices SEO. She helps companies with product go-to-market plans, email marketing strategy and implementation, online lead conversion and lead generation analysis and optimization, and product positioning.