Roxbury is the geographic heart of Boston and is at the intersection of Boston’s culture, history and identity. In the 1940s and 50s African Americans began to migrate from the south, making Roxbury a center of Black culture. Today Roxbury is home to a diverse community which includes African American, Hispanic, and Asian families.  With EforAll, all local area residents with a dream to start their own business will receive the tools, support and network they need to be successful. 

Our Programs

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.

Roxbury Entrepreneurs

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Roxbury 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 Roxbury area, please consider making an online donation today. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.

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Kat Lawlor

Executive Director

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Program Manager

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Local Partners

Leadership Advisory Council

  • Abbeygale Anderson – Cross Impact Capital
  • Bruce Baron – Angel Investor
  • Bob Bennett – Rational Optimist & Former CEO of EngageSmart
  • Kofi Callender – BECMA Community Investments
  • Mike Connolly – Pay Forward Coaching
  • Phil Emma – Former President/COO CSC Services
  • Mei-joy Foster – Chair
  • Dr. Jehu Leconte – Founder & CEO of Empowered and Dedicated to Edify the Nation, Inc
  • Vivian Vitale – Board of Progress Software & NetScout Systems