1. VVM and Western MA help with Kauffman Foundation Springfield Survey

    We have been working for two years to get VVM and Western MA on Kauffman Foundation's radar.  We now have the potential to be part of nationwide investigation regarding startup community growth with Startup Genome and seeking a select group of metropolitan areas to join this effort and participate in data collection and analysis. Most cities pay for this diagnostic, but Kauffman is footing the bill for 10 smaller cities to have the same opportunity & Springfield has been selected to receive a free report.  

    They have have done stakeholder interviews now we need to close the deal by getting 50 startup surveys filled out by April 30th.

    Looking for companies under 10 years old located within 60 mile radius of Springfield (please put Springfield as your ecosystem city if within 60 miles) who products or services are 'technology enabled'.  This is a very broad net - meaning you use some kind of technology in producing, marketing, distributing or selling your product or servicePre-revenue companies are welcome and also wanted to complete survey.

    Please take 15 minutes to complete(or forward) the confidential survey and do your part to attract more top talent, investors, and international exposure to Springfield and Western MA http://bit.ly/2FFdBtF

    It would be a huge win to have Springfield & Western MA used as an example of a thriving, emerging startup ecosystem.

    Plus bonus at the end of the survey, there are rewards like free trials of Gusto, Mixpanel and other software tools.

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