Lynn for decades was known as “Shoe City,” as the shoe-making industry drove Lynn’s growth into the early nineteenth century. Since the last shoe factory closed in the 1980s, Lynn has been working hard on economic and cultural revitalization. In April 2018, The Boston Globe named Lynn one of the “Top spots to live in Greater Boston in 2018” and EforAll proudly offers both English and Spanish Business Accelerator programs in this diverse community.

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.

Lynn Entrepreneurs

Upcoming Events

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News and Local Stories

Lynn Mentor Spotlight

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.

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

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Alain Montes

Executive Director

We’re Hiring!

Program Manager

Nancy Constanza

Program Coordinator

Local Partners

Leadership Advisory Council

  • John Grayson
  • Erin Hegarty – Fresh Since 2015
  • Diana Moreno – Metro Credit Union
  • Jason Russo – Maven Analytics