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  • Wednesday, June 02, 2021 2:04 PM | Mark (Administrator)

    We are thrilled to be kicking off TVF Guides--our new mentorship program--with four mentor/mentee teams. It's a great group! So we thought we'd share a snapshot of each team.

    Victor Machado Is Mentoring Laura Martínez Of The Broke Student's Guide

    Morris Porter Is Mentoring Daniel Pelaez Of Roadgnar

    Paul Hayre Is Mentoring Eric Swanson Of Boston Autolytics

    Kerry Leppo Is Mentoring Craig Henrickson Of Vektra Systems


  • Wednesday, May 12, 2021 1:02 PM | Mark (Administrator)

    On May 11, we gathered for a Zoom session titled "The Keys To Getting Venture Funding." 

    Rachel Kemp, Vice President of Pickwick Capital Partners, led the panel as they dug into the common mistakes, the approach you should take, and what distinguishes a great pitch from the run of the mill.

    Rachel was joined by Kerry Leppo, President of Transcendent Aerospace, Larry Genovesi, CTO of Embue, and Sean Reilly, Managing Principal of Rath Capital Partners.

    If you weren't there, you can watch the recording here:

  • Friday, May 07, 2021 3:58 PM | Mark (Administrator)

    Take a look at this post on LinkedIn. Today, we had the chance to give Tyler Scionti the award that marks his win in the 2021 Five-Minute Pitch Contest. 



    By the way, here's a close-up of the trophy: 


  • Tuesday, April 06, 2021 3:07 PM | Mark (Administrator)

    We're taking one final look back at The Venture Forum's 2021 Five-Minute Pitch contest on March 9.

    We've talked with winner Tyler Scionti of Centori, which came in first place. And last week, we talked with Yefei Jin of Third Room, which came in second.

    This time, we're discussing the mentorship process, working together to prep for the Five-Minute Pitch contest, and the value of mentorship with third-place finisher Scott Sutter, of Run Buddy, and his TVF mentor, Dan Kihanya. Scott won a $1,000 cash prize, sponsored by the TVF Executive Committee.

  • Tuesday, March 30, 2021 3:46 PM | Mark (Administrator)

    The Venture Forum's 2021 Five-Minute Pitch contest was three weeks ago. But the conversations between contestants, judges, mentors, and attendees continue.

    We're looking back at how the entrepreneurs worked with their mentors. Last week, we talked with the winner, Tyler Scionti of Centori.

    This time, we're discussing the mentorship process, working together to prep for the Five-Minute Pitch contest, and the value of mentorship with second-place finisher Yefei Jin of Third Room and Yefei's TVF mentor, Margaret McEvoy-Ball. Yefei won a $2,500 cash prize, sponsored by Avidia Bank.

    Take a look at this video, which shares a behind-the-scenes glimpse at Yefei and Margaret's mentorship story.

  • Tuesday, March 23, 2021 10:18 AM | Mark (Administrator)

    We're still basking in the afterglow of the TVF Five-Minute Pitch contest from two weeks ago. The winner, Centori, a company aimed at content marketers who are overwhelmed by bloated search engine optimization tools, snagged a $5,000 cash prize, sponsored by Bowditch Attorneys, a legal consultation with Bowditch, and a one-on-one session with Paul Silva of Long River Ventures. 

    One of the most exciting aspects of the 5MP was watching the entrepreneurs work with their mentors. Last week, we sat down with founder and CEO Tyler Scionti and Tyler's TVF mentor Victor Machado (of PW Digital Agency) about the mentorship process, working together to prep for the Five-Minute Pitch contest, and the value of mentorship. 

    Take a look at this video, which shares a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the path to victory and tells Tyler's and Victor's mentorship story.


  • Wednesday, March 10, 2021 3:52 PM | Mark (Administrator)

    The 2021 TVF Five-Minute Pitch Contest wrapped up last night, with seven companies competing in the finals. You can watch a video of the event below. 

    Centori Wins

    Centori, which founder Tyler Scionti says is aimed at content marketers who are overwhelmed by bloated SEO tools, is a simple software platform that provides a proven framework for SEO.

    Tyler took home the first-ever Joseph P. Vignaly Award, a $5,000 cash prize sponsored by Bowditch Attorneys, a one-hour legal consultation with Bowditch, and a one-on-one session with Paul Silva of Long River Ventures.

    Coming in second place was Third Room, a social network platform for curating deep relationships between industry and schools to unlock access and opportunity. Co-founder and CEO Yefei Jin won $2,500, sponsored by Avidia Bank. 

    In third place, and winner of $1,000 sponsored by the TVF Exec Committee, was Run Buddy, which co-founder and CEO Scott Sutter describes as a passion project that started after several murders of female joggers. It privately keeps a runner connected with a friend or loved one. 

    The evening of pitches was punctuated by great questions from judges Rachel Kemp, Kerry Leppo, Vinit Nijhawan, and Dana Ono. While the judges conferred, we had a lively general session discussion with all attendees led by TVF Chair Ron Fraser. Thanks to everyone who participated. 

    Enjoy The Video of The 5MP Finals!

    Thanks to Our Sponsors



  • Tuesday, February 09, 2021 4:40 PM | Mark (Administrator)

    We're getting ready for our second event of the year, when we'll welcome Peter Martino of Align 360 Solutions.

    In this free virtual gathering, Peter will share details of the Entrepreneurial Operating System--a collection of practical tools that is helping thousands of entrepreneurial business owners and their teams clarify, simplify, and achieve goals.

    After Peter's presentation, we'll open up for questions and discussion. And, for the first time, we're going to try some short breakout sessions so you can network in smaller groups. It should be fun. We hope to see you there.

    Register Now To Get More From Your Business

  • Monday, February 01, 2021 1:06 PM | Mark (Administrator)

    Our radio show on WICN started in mid January. Today we're debuting the podcast version. Listen to our chat with Tim Murray, who really needs no introduction. But I’ll do one anyway. Tim Murray was a member of the Worcester City Council from 1998 to 2007, was mayor of Worcester from 2002 to 2007, and was the 71st Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts from 2007 to 2013. Since then, he has served as the president and CEO of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce. TVF and the Chamber have a great partnership and it was wonderful to have Tim as our first guest. 


  • Tuesday, January 26, 2021 2:33 PM | Mark (Administrator)

    We've got another great meeting coming up. On February 16 at 6:00 pm, we’ll be joined by professional EOS Implementer Peter Martino of Align 360 Solutions.

    EOS® is a complete system of practical tools that is helping thousands of entrepreneurial business owners and their teams crystalize their Vision and operate cohesively to achieve it. Peter will provide an overview and then open up for questions.

    Crystallize Your Vision With Us On February 16. Register here.

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