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South Coast

Massachusetts’ South Coast is steeped in history and industry.  New Bedford was well known for whaling while Fall River was a leading textile manufacturing center.  Both cities fell into economic decline as manufacturing jobs went overseas. EforAll offered its first program in the South Coast back in 2015 and continues to work proudly side-by-side with these communities to help drive economic revitalization in this historic region.

Header image provided by Kelsey Garcia

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.

South Coast Entrepreneurs

Upcoming Events

Check back soon for more events!

Local Stories and News

South Coast Mentor Spotlight

Scott Fishman – EforAll South Coast

What advice would you have for entrepreneurs?

“It’s the same advice I give to my students or anybody who’s thinking about starting a business or changing careers,  don’t chase something that doesn’t fit.  Starting a business is hard. You have to wake up in the morning and feel excited about what you’re doing.” 

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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 South Coast community, please consider making an online donation today.  Your contribution is greatly appreciated. 

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Donna Criscuolo

Executive Director

Samia Walker

Program Manager

Local Partners

Leadership Advisory Board

  • Tim Cole, Board Chair
  • Catherine Dillon – BankFive
  • Tom Foley
  • Lisa Raiche – Bodhi Business Advisors
  • LV Randolph – Cambridge Aggrilite
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