1. Innovative startups show off to business leaders at Springfield's Valley Venture Mentors

    Innovative startups show off to business leaders at Springfield's Valley Venture Mentors

    A mop that greatly reduces the likelihood of work-related injuries and a GPS tracker for the family pet that also collects data on exercise. These are just two of the ideas that were turned into promising startups with the guidance of Valley Venture Mentors, a non-profit mentoring and acceleration program headquartered at Tower Square. VVM hosted a small pitch session on Friday at the end of a daylong tour of innovative businesses hosted by the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts.

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    1. The more kick-ass businesspeople in the room to meet our startups, the more magic can happen.
    2. Room attendants have horrendous levels of occupational injuries.
    3. I cannot thank Valley Venture Mentors enough, and the VVM community, for their unparalleled support.
    4. It's a product that people have wanted for a long time.
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