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  • Thursday, February 04, 2021 2:40 PM | Anonymous

    We had our first event of the year--the dress rehearsal for our long-running Five-Minute Pitch contest--on January 12. Seven fascinating companies pitched and will now partner with mentors to prepare for the finals on March 9.

    If you weren't able to attend or you want to watch it again, you can view the video here. 

    While you're here, register to attend the 5MP finals on March 9.

  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017 5:30 PM | Danielle Festa (Administrator)

    Hear each researcher deliver a 3-minute pitch and then take the opportunity to 'speed-network' and learn more about their research, discuss possible opportunities and share contact information.

  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017 5:30 PM | Danielle Festa (Administrator)

    The Venture Forum and Gold Sponsor Bowditch & Dewey, LLP, invited guests to 3cross Brewing Company on October 18 to learn firsthand how beer and entrepreneurship are the perfect ingredients for the emerging craft brewing industry in Worcester! To generate operating income, brewers are managing multiple businesses and brands from one location, such as coffee shops in the morning and tap rooms in the evening. Join us and learn how these dual concepts and shared spaces are helping brewers launch successful new ventures in Worcester.

  • Monday, September 11, 2017 5:00 PM | Danielle Festa (Administrator)

    Four attorneys from the Worcester-based law firm of Fletcher Tilton PC take you through some of the basic legal issues you will face as an entrepreneur starting a company.

  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017 5:30 PM | Danielle Festa (Administrator)

    Making sure your employees have the best tools is extremely important in going virtual with your company.  To succeed you need to ask the right questions.  How much of a physical location is needed for your company?  What apps can help your productivity? How can you leverage leading small business tools such as Slack, Fuze, Wave, Gusto Evernote or Trello? What's the best way to use Dropbox, MailChimp, Skype and Square? 

  • Tuesday, April 25, 2017 5:00 PM | Danielle Festa (Administrator)

    Congratulations to all the contestants and to the first place winner of the 5-Minute Pitch Contest Azure 8, a developer of a transdermal patch technology platform that administers medicine to desired efficacy levels to prevent addiction/abuse.

    The Venture Forum owes the night’s success to gold sponsors Bowditch & Dewey and WPI Foisie School of Business for hosting the event and contributing to the prize money. Also, thanks to judges Marlene Boyaner from Golden Seeds, Jay Farber from F-Prime Capital, Daniel Hullah from GE Ventures and Travis McCready from Massachusetts Life Sciences Center for their time and expertise.

  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017 5:30 PM | Danielle Festa (Administrator)
    Innovators and entrepreneurs have different skillsets, sometimes it's the same person, but frequently it's not.

    Are you an entrepreneur or investor looking for an innovative idea to develop into a business? Are you a company that is looking for innovative technology to move your business forward?

  • Tuesday, November 15, 2016 5:30 PM | Danielle Festa (Administrator)

    It may seem strange to consider exiting when you're just starting your business and you are preoccupied with assembling a team and getting funded. But planning for and working toward an eventual exit is something every entrepreneur needs to do. Why? Your exit goal affects everything you do, from how you run your business, to the partnerships you pursue, to how you choose to fund your startup.

  • Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6:00 PM | Danielle Festa (Administrator)

    The Venture Forum and Bowditch & Dewey present a program on craft brewer entrepreneurship. This program provides guests with a brief overview of the craft beer industry and a panel discussion of craft brewers at different lifecycle stages - startup, ramp-up, and expansion.


  • Tuesday, June 14, 2016 5:00 PM | Danielle Festa (Administrator)

    The Venture Forum and Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives hosted a rare opportunity for a one-on-one discussion with VC Nick Pappas, VP at MassVentures. Nick shares what entrepreneurs need to know and how to prepare before pitching to investors. Learn the best strategies to fund your start-up regardless of stage.

    For the video recap, watch below and visit The Venture Forum Youtube Channel for this and many other videos of our events.

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