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Sandbox Summit Earlybird Discount Code

From June 9 - 10, don't miss out on Sandbox Summit 2014! 

 

This conference will give you the opportunity to: 

  • Hear top keynote speakers including Governor Deval Patrick
  • Network with leading business professionals, VC/angel investors, accelerator program directors, and economic development officials
  • Take part in engaging panel discussions that focus on creating ecosystems promoting Entrepreneurship for All
  • See top entrepreneurs square off at various pitch contests

You can use the promo code Kevin to discount your conference fee!

 

For more info: http://merrimackvalleysandbox.org/sandbox-summit-2014/

FREE Friends of Kevin Networking Event in Lowell Ma Sponsored by the Merrimack Valley Sandbox

Date: 
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm

On March 11th, we will be rescheduling our Sandbox Consumer Ideas Pitch Contest. Please Note that This Event Starts at 530pm

To make it even more exciting, we are teaming up with with Kevin Willett of Friends of Kevin to have a networking & pitch contest event!  

  • Network with professionals from around the region 
  • See some of the region's top entreprenuers pitch their consumer product & retail ideas
  • Give advice/feedback to early-stage entrepreneurs
  • Vote for your favorite-entreprenuer through "fan-favorite" voting

Pitch contest finalist ideas includes a low-cost product detecting concussions, a  fun puzzle game for mobiles/androids, and a high-quality dog daycare service. 

Schedule:

  • 5:30pm - 6:45pm-- Networking/ Table Showcase
  • 6:45pm - 8:30pm-- Pitch Contest

We are expecting about 100 people so please help me out and regsiter using this

link http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sandbox-consumer-ideas-pitch-contest-friends-of-kevin-networking-event-tickets-10579039191 

Three Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. As a sponsor you will receive 3 minutes to promote your business to the group during the pitch contest. The fee to be a sponsor is $50.00. Please email me at [email protected] if you would like to be a sponsor of this event. 

There are no non profit minutes or job seeker minutes avaiable at this event. 

The Sandbox is boosting the economic and social well-being of greater Lowell and Lawrence by advancing entrepreneurship and innovation. To learn more about the Merrimack Valley Sandbox please visit their website at www.mvsandbox.org

The Friends of Kevin Networking Group combines in person networking events with online social media promotion to my over 11,000 followers to help my clients grow their businesses. To learn more please visit my website at www.friendsofkevin.com 

 

 

Every Tuesday: Free Coffee & Networking for Entrepreneurs! from the Merrimack Valley Sandbox

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Introducing the

Sandbox Entrepreneur Coffees!

 

 

Every Tuesday morning, the Sandbox will be

 hosting our Entrepreneur Coffees!

 

If you are an entrepreneur, we hope you can join us to:

  • Meet other entrepreneurs in the region! 
  • Share your business or non-profit idea!
  • See the new Sandbox Space!
  • Enjoy a free cup of coffee/tea!

We hope to see you there!

 

Date: Every Tuesday (starting June 25th)

Time: 8am - 9:30am

Location: New Sandbox Space

175 Cabot St., Suite 100--Lowell

 

 

Click here to RSVP!

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Partner Events:

 

Mass Innovation Nights

"Mass Innovation Nights # 52"

Wednesday, July 10

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Groundwork Lawrence

"Kite Festival"

Saturday, July 20

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This Week: Apply for High Growth/Tech Pitch Contest & Attend the Catalyst Showcase!

 
 

 

2013 Catalyst Showcase

Attend this Wednesday Evening!

 

Don't miss the chance to see over 100 student and youth entrepreneurs showcase their food, fashion, education, and tech ideas at the 2013 Catalyst Showcase!

 

All year long, these students have worked on developing their entrepreneurial ideas and would gain significantly from your feedback and advice. 

 

We hope to see you Wednesday evening in Lawrence!

 

Click here to RSVP!

 

High Growth/Tech Pitch Contest

Apply by Thursday @ Midnight!

 

Do you have a business or non-profit idea that has the potential to get BIG on a national or international level?

 

Maybe the next BIG social media platform or a new technology that can impact millions.

 

Apply to our High Growth/Tech Pitch Contest for thousands of dollars in cash prizes & feedback from industry pros!

 

 

Click here to apply!

 
 

 

Apply for the Sandbox Summer Accelerator

 

 

 

Calling all entrepreneurs! This summer, the Sandbox will be launching our new Accelerator Program for early-stage entrepreneurs. Don't miss out on this opportunity to:

  • Network with investors/industry experts/successful entrepreneurs
  • Work with personal Mentors 
  • Have 24/7 access to shared working Space
  • Participate in Workshops  
  • Compete for $30K in Cash Prizes 

Application Deadline: May 16th @ Midnight

 

Click here for more info/apply

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Sandbox Summit 2013:

Re-Imagining Cities Through Entrepreneurship

 

Keynote Speaker: 

Robin Chase, 

Founder & Former CEO - Zipcar

Mark your calendars for the biggest conference of the year! The Sandbox Summit will feature:

  • Panel Discussions
  • Entrepreneur Showcase
  • Winners Showdown Pitch Contest

More details coming soon!

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Partner Events

 

 

Groundwork Lawrence

"Earth Day 2013"

Saturday, April 27

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Mass Innovation Nights

"MIN500 Special Event

Tuesday, May 7

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Advanced Technology & Manufacturing Center

"Networking to Grow"

Wednesday, May 8

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Innovator Mixer: Education & Youth Development

 


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Innovator Mixer:

Education & Youth Development

 

 

 

        

-Hear from special guest innovators!

-Meet people who share your passion!

-Share your ideas on education & youth development

 

Click here to RSVP!

 

Special Guest Innovators:

   

Dr. Kyle McInnis, Ms. Breanne Dowdie

Active Science & Merrimack College

"Partnership to engage youth in learning science 

and math skills while boosting their fitness and health "

 

 

Louis M. Bernieri, Patrick Guerrero

Andover Bread Loaf & El Taller Present!

"Collaboration offering cultural & literacy programming 

including open mic's and poetry slams for all ages"

     

Dr. Karen L. Mahon

Balefire Labs

 

"Service that helps parents and teachers find educational apps that have great instructional and usability design"

 

 

 Lynn Debilzen, Steven Duarte, Vanessa Laureano,

Shannon Moran, Leslie Randall 

Jumpstart at UMass Lowell

"A new way to engage families in developing

 their own children's literacy at home"

 

 Caroline Pierce, Olivia Lahann

Phoenix Academy Lawrence

"A new charter school in Lawrence that re-engages 

older, disconnected students with a program of high standards for behavior and academics, ensuring 

they have the support to complete high school"

 

 

When: April 17th from 5:30pm-7:30pm

Where: El Taller--Lawrence, MA

 

 

Click here to RSVP!

 

Full list of Innovator Mixers

 

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Sandbox News Feed:

 

Sandbox Entrepreneur   

Keo Rattanna making 

vegan ice-cream

  • The Sandbox was featured in the Boston Globe. 

Read the article!

  • Sandbox entrepreneur launches Indiegogo campaign. Take a look! 

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Partner Events:

 

TiE Boston

"Apply for the TiE Challenge"

Deadline to apply: Sunday, April 7

Click here for more info!

 

 

Merrimack Valley Small Business Center

"Social Media Marketing Seminar"

Monday, April 8

Click here for more info!

 

Mass Innovation Nights

"Mass Innovation Nights #49"

Wednesday, April 10

Click here for more info!

 

Groundwork Lawrence

"Earth Day 2013"

Saturday, April 27

Click here for more info!

 

Advanced Technology & Manufacturing Center

"Networking to Grow"

Wednesday, May 8

Click here for more info!

 

 

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Big things happening at the Merrimack Valley Sandbox

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Big Things are Happening at

the Sandbox!

 

 

 

 

On March 5th, we gave out a $25K Prize Pool

to select Sandbox Accelerator Finalists. 

 

Click here for the full recap!

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Creative Economy Pitch Contest Deadline Next Week 

 

Have you dreamed of starting your own 

arts/craft, design, food, or fashion business? 

 

Apply to our March 28th Pitch Contest!

 

Deadline: Thursday, March 14th @ Midnight!

 

Click here to apply!

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Partner Events

 

TiE Boston

"The Nuts and Bolts of Starting a Life Sciences Company"

Monday, March 11

Click here for more info!

 

Friends of Kevin

"Networking Event in Lowell"

Tuesday, March 12

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Merrimack Valley Venture Forum

"Where's the Money? Obtaining Funding"

Tuesday, March 19

Click here for more info!

 

 

Haverhill Hardware Horizons Challenge

"Trailblazing the Merrimack Valley Open 

Innovation Cluster Conference 2013"

Wednesday, March 20

Click here for more info!

Click here to RSVP!

 

MassChallenge

"Apply for the MassChallenge 2013 Accelerator Program"

Deadline: April 3

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