Opportunities for Startups and Supporters

Opportunities:

The Knowledge Society STEM Education for High School Students

We’re a human accelerator. Students learn about emerging technologies and sciences, develop foundational mindsets, and build tangible skills so they can make an impact on the world. The Knowledge Society is a World Economic Forum certified School of the Future that trains 13-17-year-olds to work on Masters/Ph.D. level STEM projects, running for three hours on the weekend starting September. TKS offers a 10-month, intensive experience that:

● Exposes students to cutting-edge technologies (e.g., Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Gene Editing, Quantum Computing, Nanotech)

● Trains students to develop world-class skills (e.g., leadership, communication, presentation, problem-solving)

● Provides unique opportunities to attend top conferences, earn summer internships, and consult with global companies like Microsoft and Google

● Helps students build a network of executives and mentors from the world’s leading companies like Apple, Tesla, Facebook, and SpaceX.

Learn More and Apply

 

Free Panera Coffee through Sept 7 or Oct 31

Want free unlimited Panera coffee?  MyPanera+ Coffee subscriptions are free through September 7th, or until October 31st, if you get 2 friends to subscribe. After that, it's only $8.99 per month for unlimited drip coffee, iced coffee, and hot tea. Sign up here.

 

Free Subscription to Entrepreneur Magazine

Entrepreneur has the solutions for growing businesses. In every issue, you'll find the secrets of successful entrepreneurs, trends in start-ups and business opportunities, ideas in sales and marketing, and more. Claim your complimentary 1-year subscription (a $10 value) today.

 

VentureFizz Job Board - Boston, NYC & Philadelphia

Exploring new opportunities? The VentureFizz Job Board has over 2,400 positions listed across all functional areas: Software Engineering, Product Management, Sales, Marketing, Customer Success, Operations, and more! Explore Opportunities

 

The Buzz: 50 Startup Accelerators In New England: A Market Map

Unlike the prior market maps, the only requisite is that firms must have a headquarter office within New England and be classified as an accelerator in Crunchbase to make the list. When available, investment numbers from Crunchbase are included. Explore Accelerators

 

hopscotch - inspired by a commitment to helping children reach their full potential

Pediatricians and child psychologists out of the University at Buffalo have developed free online gamified exercises for 12-16-year-old children. This pilot program aims to teach children the concepts of mindfulness, growth mindset, cultivating gratitude, reducing anxiety, and much more! Each child can complete a sequence of online exercises to earn points. They can then redeem points to their parents in return for rewards. Parents can customize rewards that children can redeem. Some of the example rewards are: choice of dinner, a trip to the ice-cream store, etc. A child may need about 30-60 minutes per week, spread over three to six weeks to complete the exercises. Learn More Here and Sign Up for Free Here using passcode PCBS3.

 

NEVCA: 2021 Hack.Diversity Fellowship

Join the Hack.Diversity Movement to build a more inclusive, innovative, and prosperous Boston. We partner with the city’s fastest-growing tech teams to identify, develop, and equip high-performing talent — who predominantly identify as Black or Latinx — to launch careers as software engineers, IT professionals, and data analysts within the innovation economy. This program requires candidates to be able to travel to Boston or the greater Boston area. In-person programming will be roughly 1x per month in the Spring, and for a full-time internship in the summer. At this time, we are not able to enroll candidates who cannot engage in person. Apply by 8/10

 

Unpitch BIO 2020

Applications are now open for early-stage biotech entrepreneurs! At this totally free event, Founders have conversations with two early-stage investors and gain access to all attending investors. No pitches; no "yes" or "no" - just feedback, guidance, and connections. Apply by 9/1

 

Johnson & Johnson Innovation (JLABS): Next in Naturals QuickFire Challenge on Immune-Support

Families often turn to dietary supplements inspired by nature with ingredients such as Elderberry, Vitamin C, and Zinc with the aim to help safely support their immune systems. A heightened awareness for the need to support your immune system throughout the year has resulted in an increased demand for products with immune-supporting and wholesome ingredients. To that end, we’re calling on innovators to submit potential solutions inspired by nature that aim to support healthy immune systems in babies, children, or adults. The innovator(s) with the best idea(s) will receive up to $50,000 in grant funding, one year of residency at an available JLABS, and the opportunity to engage with leadership from Johnson & Johnson Innovation. Apply by 9/18

 

The Capital Network: Fellowship For Female Founders

Calling Female Founders and Entrepreneurs! The application for The Capital Network’s Fellowship for Female Founders is now live! This free six-month fellowship is designed for female founders and CEOs of early-stage, high growth startups based in the New England area who are looking to raise outside capital. Included in the fellowship are free TCN memberships, 40+ workshops with fundraising resources and education, 1-on-1 mentoring, monthly cohort meetings, and access to a network of 100+ investors and mentors excited to support your venture. Apply today for this opportunity to get the education, mentorship, network, and support you need to grow your business! Apply by 9/20

 

2020 MassMEDIC IGNITE MedTech Growth Challenge

A training, mentorship and networking program designed to attract and nurture the next generation of Boston-area MedTech founders and entrepreneurs. IGNITE Cohort benefits include: Potential prizes of up to $70,000 in cash and services available, Exclusive pitch opportunity to senior leaders at MedTech’s top companies, Unparalleled Master Classes and training sessions run by legal, financial, business, entrepreneurial and MedTech experts and professors, Access to industry thought leaders in intimate, invite-only gatherings, One-on-one expert mentoring, Complimentary Membership to MassMEDIC for one year, Discounted and Complimentary access to premiere MedTech events, Publicity and awareness for selected ventures and Participation in DeviceTalks MedTech Showcase. Apply Today

 

Greentown Labs Bold Ideas 2020

Want to work with Schneider Electric? Bold Ideas 2020, a program run out of Greentown Labs, will give a handful of startups unparalleled access to the mentoring, connections, insights, and business and technical resources they need to drive partnerships with Schneider Electric. Bold Ideas 2020 is for pre-Seed to Series B stage entrepreneurs who can enable the swift deployment, integration, and operation of energy storage assets at scale. The structured program is rooted in driving partnership traction. Apply Today

 

Present Your Tech Startup Live at Boston New Technology

Want to exhibit and present for 100-250 people and receive publicity with BNT's 27k members/subscribersIt’s free for New England startup founders. Coming up: FinTech & Blockchain, HealthTech, Clean/Green Tech & Energy, AI & IoT, AR/VR/MR, CyberSecurity & More. Please share the opportunity with your friends! Learn More and Sign Up

 

Recession Readiness Report for Boston Startups

 

Procter & Gamble: Connect + Develop program

It’s a fact: collaboration accelerates innovation. In an increasingly connected world, the biggest business wins come from working together. When we partner externally, inspiration and innovation—and mutual value creation—are at our fingertips. P&G’s Connect + Develop program helps initiate partnerships to meet today’s needs across the P&G business: for products, technology, in-store, ecommerce and the supply chain. Whether you are an individual inventor, a small business, or a Fortune 500 company, Connect + Develop is designed to help innovators and patent-holders connect with P&G. We are actively seeking innovation and partnership solutions in: Oral, Personal and Family Care Innovations, Beauty and Grooming Innovations, Household Care Innovations, Packaging Innovations, Industrial and Manufacturing Innovations, Digital, Business and Retail Innovations and P&g Trademark Licensing. P&g Ventures Labs is Also Seeking Solutions for Women's Wellness - Fatigue, Maximizing Mental and Physical Performance, Redefine Aging at Home, Non-toxic Insect Control for Home and Family, Alleviating Symptoms of Menopause, Treating Chronic Skin Conditions & Symptoms and Improving Sleep Through Environment. Submit Your Solution Today

 

Helpful Engineering Challenge: COVID-19 / Coronavirus - Treatments and Therapeutics

HelpfulEngineers is an open source group of 3,000+ members who have congregated to develop solutions for the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic. Developers and medical professionals are needed to help design innovative ways to fight the virus. We are quickly trying to design and arrange the production of pragmatic devices to move life-saving air, extend existing tools, or organize volunteers on the ground to bolster medical workers. Free. Join Today

 

Be a BUILD Mentor

Boston high school students are launching their own businesses and they need you! Invest in the next leaders of Boston by signing up to be a mentor. Mentors work with their BUILD team to develop and strengthen skills like communication, collaboration, innovation and grit as well as empowering BUILD students to take charge of their education, careers, and life. Mentoring takes place weekly at our partner schools during the early afternoon. Use your lunch hour to make a difference in a young person’s life while connecting with other like-minded professionals in Boston. Learn More and Sign Up

 

iFundWomen Boston

If you are a Boston-area women-led startup or small business, apply now to be a part of iFundWomen Boston, in partnership with Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Women Entrepreneurs Boston (WE BOS). iFundWomen is a platform designed to help the city's female entrepreneurs raise the capital needed to get their ideas off the ground. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Apply Today

 

SOLIDWORKS for Entrepreneurs

For early-stage hardware startups that meet the eligibility criteria, the SOLIDWORKS for Entrepreneurs program offers software, training, and co-marketing resources, at no cost, to help you succeed!  Learn More and Apply here.  SOLIDWORKS offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data.  SOLIDWORKS products are easy to learn and use, and help you design products better.

 

Submit Your Product to Mass Innovation Nights

Our mission is to help local entrepreneurs get more visibility for their new products. We want to connect members of the local innovation community. It all started in April 2009 as Mass Innovation Nights (MIN) with a website and a monthly event designed to help local innovators increase the buzz around new products and companies. Every month ten companies bring new products to the event and the social media community turns out to blog, tweet, post pictures and video, add product mentions to LinkedIn and Facebook statuses, and otherwise help spread the word. Startup founders can sign up for free to exhibit and present at a monthly event. Learn more and submit your product

 

Boston ENET's eMinute Pitch

This program is a great way for founders to build experience pitching their companies in front of a large, friendly audience. Up to 2 founders are selected to present at the start of each Boston ENET meeting. Founders get 90 seconds to introduce their company, talk about the problem they're solving, the traction they've gotten, and what their next step is. Each pitch is followed by several minutes of feedback and suggestions from the panelists that are presenting during the main portion of the meeting. With attendance ranging from 50 to 90 people an eMinute can provide substantial free exposure for a company and founder. Apply Today

 

Join the LOT Network for Free!

LOT Network is a non-profit community of companies committed to protecting its members from costly patent troll litigation. Network members include market leaders such as Facebook, Tesla and Amazon, as well as startups across industries. By protecting early stage companies from frivolous litigation, we’re helping them to focus their resources on the commercialization of great ideas. If you have less than $25M in annual revenues, you can join LOT Network for free AND get free patents! Learn More and Sign Up

 

Join Innovation Women for Great Public Speaking Opportunities!

Innovation Women is an online speakers bureau for entrepreneurial and technical women. WHY? Innovation Women is a visibility bureau for entrepreneurial, technical and innovative women. Innovation Women helps connect event managers to women who are potential speakers. No more “token woman”. Our goal is gender-balanced panels and equal visibility opportunities for women. Members receive:

  • Direct invitations to speak through our platform
  • A weekly email with 100 opportunities they can apply for (sample list here)
  • Promotion of their speaking engagements, books, awards, etc.
  • The opportunity to participate in our IW webinar series, pop-up events and more!

Free Resources:

iFundWomen - Free Crowdfunding Webinars and Great Resources

HubSpot's 2019 Sales Guides and Templates Kit for Startups and Entrepreneurs

Be ready to hit the ground running in 2019 with free guides and templates including email templates, sales call checklists, prospecting guides, sales forecasting templates, and more. Download Kit

Free eBook: Ship it - Silicon Valley Product Managers Reveal All!

Know Your Users - Specific direction on conducting user research and applying metrics that actually matter. Learn How to Measure - You’re not psychic. You need to gather data and measure. We tell you which one is the only metric that matters. Secrets from top PM leaders - Practical advice and thought leadership from PM's at companies like Facebook, Reddit and Dropbox. 46 pages on Product Management. Download eBook

MassVentures: Massachusetts Innovation Economy Survey Results

The MA innovation economy is improving, but funding gaps still exist. MassVentures, a leading seed and early stage tech-focused VC firm, conducted a survey of the Massachusetts innovation economy. The goal of the survey is to gain a broad perspective on the innovation economy for early stage technology companies in Massachusetts - what is working and where are the gaps. Respondents included entrepreneurs, investors and service providers. The 2018 Innovation Economy Survey shows:
• The innovation economy is improving
• Access to capital is getting better
• But there is still a shortage of equity capital for startups
• The biggest gap in funding is $0-3 million
• Funding for first time entrepreneurs and underserved markets is still a challenge
• Fewer entrepreneurs are leaving Massachusetts
• But when entrepreneurs leave it is for access to capital

Download the Massachusetts Innovation Economy 2019 Report.

Boston Innovation Guide

New England Venture Capital Association’s newly-released guide encompasses players in the Tech, Healthcare, and Life Science communities, as the city's comprehensive front door to the innovation ecosystem; a jumping off point for educational, business development, and career opportunities alike.

Join the Greater Boston Startups Group on facebook

Working on a startup, supporting startups, or interested? Join this well-moderated group for members to discuss technology, seek help, and build their startups. Hosted by MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge in partnership with Boston New Technology and 35+ organizations that support Boston’s startup ecosystem. Introduce yourself and start conversations!

The VentureFizz Podcast

Features interviews with the top entrepreneurs, CEO's, and investors across the Boston tech scene. Click here to check all the episodes.

Free Social Entrepreneurship 101 Course

Discover Your Passion and Path to Change the World! Understand the concept of social entrepreneurship and be inspired to find new ways to tackle the world’s greatest challenges. Appreciate that social entrepreneurship is a mindset to tackle problems across different sectors (public, private, non-profit). Discover a pathway for how you can make change whether this is founding an enterprise, serving on a board, or supporting social entrepreneurs in other creative ways. Enroll Now

CB Insights: The Top 20 Reasons Startups Fail (Free 25-page report)

We analyzed 101 startup failures to bring you the reasons why startups don’t make it. Despite their efforts, 70% of upstart tech companies fail — usually around 20 months after first raising financing. And it's not just the companies with relatively few resources that bite the dust. Every year, all types of firms go out of business — even after raising hundreds of millions in funding and achieving billion-dollar valuations. Blood testing startup Theranos, for example, raised $500M in total financing and reached a valuation of nearly $10B before falling to its death. Download Report

How To Pick Startup Winners?

Yes — an algorithm to find unicorns is here. In 2015, we worked with The New York Times to predict 50 future unicorns using CB Insights’ Mosaic algorithm. 48% went on to become unicorns. At the risk of sounding immodest, that’s pretty darn good. See our predictions, which ones made it, and how we did it. Download the whitepaper.

JLL's 2019 Boston Tech Landscape & Outlook Report

The technology sector is the driving force behind Metro Boston's economy. In the past ten years, high-tech employment has doubled in Boston, and has continued to grow in the suburbs even as urbanization has taken hold. When measured against its peers, Boston is a true tech tour-de-force. Out of the top US metros, it has the second highest concentration of both millennials and STEM talent within 10 miles of its core. Tech heavyweights Google, Facebook, and Salesforce all have a presence here. And homegrown unicorns including the likes of Wayfair, DraftKings, Toast, and CarGurus continue to flourish. Access the Full Report

PwC and CB Insights' Q4 2018 MoneyTree report

Highlights the latest trends in venture capital funding globally. Download Report

CB Insights: 14 Trends Shaping Tech in 2019 (Free 57-page report)

Technology is now central to every industry — from building construction to healthcare administration to food production. We look at the top tech trends poised to reshape industries in 2019. Download Report

CB Insights: 7th annual Tech IPO Pipeline 2019 (Free 38-page report)

Features 286 of the most promising and highly valued private venture and private equity-backed technology companies in the United States. Download Report

CB Insights: Global Corporate Venture Capital (Free 51-page report)

A comprehensive, data-driven look at global corporate venture capital activity in 2018. Download Report

CB Insights: AI Trends In 2019 (Free 84-page report)

An analysis of emerging AI trends using the CB Insights NExTT framework. What’s next for AI? CB Insights examined 25 of the biggest AI trends, covering everything from next-gen prosthetics to crop monitoring. Using the NExTT framework, we looked at the industry adoption and market strength of these trends, categorizing them as necessary, experimental, threatening, or transitory (NExTT). The framework educates businesses about emerging trends and guides their decisions in accordance with their comfort with risk. Download Report

CB Insights: What’s Next In AI? (Free 63-page briefing)

With AI already taking the world by storm, what are the biggest trends in the space? We discuss trends across the AI value chain from disruptions in healthcare to applications in agriculture. Download Report

CB Insights: What Is Blockchain Technology? (Free 31-page eBook)

Learn about Blockchain, Initial Coin Offerings, Bitcoin, Ethereum and other Cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin was built using blockchain to create a global, distributed ledger of transactions. This ledger or digital history is stored on hundreds of thousands of computers. So, it can’t be spoofed or changed. It’s controlled by no one and secured by cryptography. Download eBook

IBM: Blockchain for Dummies (Free 51-page eBook)

Read use cases describing real blockchain networks, the latest from the IBM Blockchain Platform and more. Blockchain can do for business what the internet did for communication. Every second of every day, businesses exchange value with suppliers, partners, customers and others. By value, we mean goods, services, money, data and more. Each exchange of value is a transaction. Successful transactions need to be fast, precise and easily agreed on by parties participating in the transaction. Blockchain for business provides a way to execute many more of these transactions — a much better way. Download eBook

CB Insights: Blockchain Trends In 2019 (Free 47-page report)

What’s next for blockchain technology? CB Insights examined 18 of the biggest blockchain trends, covering everything from bitcoin mining to security tokens to smart contract platforms. Download Report

CB Insights: How Blockchain Technology Could Disrupt Healthcare (Free 27-page report)

From managing patient data to tracking drugs through the supply chain, blockchain could solve some of the healthcare industry’s biggest problems. The healthcare industry is plagued by inefficiencies, errors, bureaucracy, and high administrative costs. Could blockchain technology help solve some of these challenges? For all the hype, there’s no question that blockchain’s distributed ledger technology can offer real value for the healthcare industry. Blockchain could help solve some of the industry’s most pressing compliance, interoperability, and data security issues, as well as enable new patient-centric business models. But unlocking blockchain’s potential for healthcare will be a slow process, and change is unlikely to come fast. Download Report

CB Insights: What Is Quantum Computing? (Free 31-page report)

Quantum computing is poised to upend entire industries from telecommunications and cybersecurity to advanced manufacturing, finance, medicine, and beyond — but few understand how quantum computers actually work. Download Report

The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Employee Engagement App

To truly empower employees and optimize productivity, you need more than a communications tool. This guide frames the app platform planning process and how to create the work environment your organization needs. Learn more and request your free eBook here.  For discounted pricing on hubEngage employee apps, contact Co-founder, Chris Requena at Chris "at" hubEngage.com.

Vettery: Boston Tech Salary Report 2019

Want a more competitive recruiting strategy and a more robust candidate pipeline. Download Report

Vettery: How to Hire, A Founder's Guide to Recruiting (Free 71-page eBook)

A comprehensive guide to recruiting from start to finish. With insight from top recruiters and best practices for maximizing every step of the hiring journey, How to Hire provides a framework for the best way to build your team. Download eBook

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