Lowell – Lawrence

These two mid-sized cities located on the banks of the Merrimack River are the birthplace of the American industrial revolution’s textile industry beginning in the mid-1800s. Today, they are vibrant and highly diverse communities working hard to support the entrepreneurial spirit of their residents. EforAll is proud to offer its programming in both English and Spanish here.

Our Programs

Programas también disponibles en español en su comunidad.

Business Accelerator

The Accelerator is a free, one-year program offered twice a year in EforAll communities. It provides immersive business training, mentorship and access to an extended professional network. Anyone with a dream to start or grow a business is encouraged to apply.

Pitch Contests

Fast-paced, fun community events that enable early-stage entrepreneurs to gain valuable exposure and feedback on a business idea at no cost. Great opportunity to network and validate business idea with potential to win a cash prize from EforAll.

Lowell-Lawrence Entrepreneurs

Upcoming Events

Check back soon for more events!

Local Stories and News

Lowell-Lawrence Mentor Spotlight

Kevin Oye

What is your favorite part of being a Mentor?

“It’s watching that light bulb moment when an entrepreneur is no longer looking for validation, they simply have an idea and can see the opportunity to advance it.”

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Local Volunteer Opportunities

Our community engages over 200 volunteers each year to help support entrepreneurs who participate in our Business Accelerators and Pitch Contests. There are several volunteer options so you can apply for the one that best fits your interests and availability.

Support Our Site

If you want to help support our entrepreneurs in the Lowell-Lawrence community, please consider making an online donation today.  Your contribution is greatly appreciated.

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Sophan Smith

Executive Director

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Program Manager

Local Partners

Leadership Advisory Board

  • Frank Carvalho – Mill Cities Community Investments
  • Kara Doyle – Jeanne D’ Arc Credit Union
  • Fred Faust – Edge Group
  • Rafael Fonseca – Artel Video Systems
  • Jonathan Machado – Enterprise Bank
  • Anthony Nganga – Studio 26 Associates & Alumnus
  • Tom O’Donnell – UMass, Lowell
  • Kevin Oye – Tufts University
  • Theresa Park – City of Lawrence
  • Andreina Viera – The Vieras