The Lowell & Lawrence Summer 2016 Business Accelerator helped 15 young companies turn their ideas and passion into viable businesses. Many industries were represented, including education, technology, finance, and robotics.
On Tuesday, July 19th over 60 people came to Lawrence Restaurant El Taller to support the EforAll 2016 Summer Lowell-Lawrence Accelerator Class in their “Mid-Pitch”. Marking the halfway point of the accelerator, entrepreneurs had two and a half minutes to present their organizations, the results of their customer surveys, and their goals for the duration of the accelerator. Phil Caruso, founder of Mini-Mole LLC described his experience saying that, “Being able to present at the mid-pitch, surrounded by so many friendly people, was a great chance to practice my presentation skills and prepare for the final pitch.” David Parker, CEO of EforAll, said, “It was great to see an inspiring turnout of families, mentors, and interested individuals. Everyone I talked to said that they were impressed with how well our Entrepreneurs did, and just how far they have come since starting.” Although, many of the entrepreneurs admitted that they were nervous going into the pitch, they all did a tremendous job, and it was great to see the EforAll community come together!
Throughout three nights, September 13th, 14th and 15th, the Class of Summer 2016 each gave their final 10 minute pitches. Here are the judges for the night.
- Donald A. Bedard, Executive Vice President-Chief Lending Officer
Lowell Five Cents Savings Bank
- Terence Flahive, President
- Chris Dick, Director of Business Development & Marketing
Trinity EMS, Inc.
- Lane Glenn, President
Northern Essex Community College
- Jay Linnehan, Executive Director
Greater Lowell Community Foundation
- Michael Dubuque, Vice President – Market Development
Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union
On September 29th 2016 EforAll hosted a combo event, a Gala and the Awards. It was held at UTEC, 35 Warren St, Lowell, MA 01852.
Quarterly check in March 21, 2017
Topic: Light the fire
1st place: Assemble Lab
2nd Place: Tick Tock LLC, Bilingual Accounting Services, nohmii (3 way tie)
Q4 Check In Awards
1st Place for $2,000 went to both Nikki of Refuge & Sharon of Assemble Lab
2nd Place for $1,250 went to both Phil of Mini-Mole & Linda from nohmii
3rd Place for $500 went to both Luciana of Luciana Calvin & Tararith from Cambodian Culture
Makes planning and searching tasks easier through innovative technology that allows consumers to register for scheduled events instantly.
Providing eco-friendly, handcrafted lamps without the harmful fumes from burning candles.
A company that assists designers in completing fashion projects by providing a wide array of services and support.
Bilingual Accounting Services is established to address all financial issues by providing advice and assistance in bookkeeping, monthly and annual closing and tax filing.
Helping to bridge the gap between first and second generation Cambodian Americans through this after school program.
Spreading great ideas about how people can be happier, more fulfilled, and more connected through gaming cards.
A small photographic studio located in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Mini-Mole designs, builds, and sells robotic floor cleaners.
Nohmii is a sustainable woman’s outdoor to street wear clothing company.
Empower individuals towards self-sustained social responsibility through education.
Refuge is a drawing and painting studio, designed to assist young artists who are seeking serious portfolio development, playful artistic self-expression, and everything in between.
Mi Casita Lawrence is a for-profit organization taking a holistic approach to building affordable housing.
Take-In is a weekly meal delivery service partnered with aspiring/semi-professional chefs to bring healthier, high-quality, or exclusive dishes to busy people who want to expand their palates but don’t always have the time to cook.
Founded to assist adults with career change by providing a network of coaches and professional support.
Tick Tock, LLC manufactures sticker reward charts for the children’s healthcare market.