1. Articles in category: Entrepreneurship

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    1. SPARK Cowork opens in Holyoke, offering inclusive space for entrepreneurs

      SPARK Cowork opens in Holyoke, offering inclusive space for entrepreneurs

      SPARK Cowork, a space built for and by Holyoke residents has opened in downtown. The coworking space is the culmination of a years-long effort by Executive Director Tessa Murphy-Romboletti. It began with a need for space for an accelerator program to help aspiring entrepreneurs. Then came the funding. MassDevelopment provided $64,000 in funding, with the requirement that the grant be matched. Through a culmination of partners, the funding was raised and the search for space was next.

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    2. In second season, ValleyBike Share trips increased 42%; program to expand in 2020

      In second season, ValleyBike Share trips increased 42%; program to expand in 2020

      With ValleyBike Share’s second season drawing to a close, organizers say the short-term rental program had a busy year, with the number of trips increasing over 40%. Riders rolled up 196,000 miles this year, compared to 84,00 miles in the abbreviated first year of operation in 2018, said Wayne Feiden, Northampton’s director of planning and sustainability and one of the officials behind ValleyBike Share.

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    3. Long-awaited Springfield Innovation Center restoration nears completion; Bridge Street scaffolding to come down next week

      Long-awaited Springfield Innovation Center restoration nears completion; Bridge Street scaffolding to come down next week

      Artisans working nearly four stories above Bridge Street affixed this week the last bits of replacement decorative terra-cotta tile on the soon-to-be-revealed facade of the Springfield Innovation Center. The scaffolding, in place since September 2018, will come down next week, said Chris Russell, executive director of the Springfield Business Improvement District, which is managing the Innovation Center project for owner DevelopSpringfield.

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    4. Katherine Putnam

      Katherine Putnam

      This Investor and Mentor Is Making a Difference within the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem.  Katherine Putnam was a history major in college, and she certainly knows her stuff. While she really likes European history, she knows all about this country — and this region — as well. She knows, for example, about the very rich tradition of entrepreneurship in Western Mass., and what it meant for the development of individual cities and towns.

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    5. Launch413 to Host Western New England Demo Day on Nov. 12

      Launch413 to Host Western New England Demo Day on Nov. 12

      Launch413 will host the first in a new triannual event series, Western New England Demo Day, at TechSpring in downtown Springfield on Tuesday, Nov. 12. The purpose of this event is to bring local startups and investors together to give entrepreneurs greater access to capital, and investors more options for local investment. WNE Demo Day aims to provide a friendly and organized environment for startups and investors to meet each other and find new paths to mutual prosperity.

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    6. EforAll Berkshire County Awards Prizes at Pitch Contest

      EforAll Berkshire County Awards Prizes at Pitch Contest

      Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) Berkshire County ran its first All-Ideas Pitch Contest at the Berkshire Museum, awarding first prize of $1,000 to Kaitlyn Pierce of Binka Bear, a product that helps wean children off pacifiers. She also won the Fan Favorite award of $500. Second place prize of $750 went to Michelle Latimer and Leia Miller for their idea 413 Bubbly, a mobile prosecco/champagne business.   Third place went to Erin Laundry of Bottomless Bricks, a building-block birthday-party business with a storefront in Adams. More than 100 members of the community came to support the new business ideas, where ...

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    7. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County Awarded Mentoring Matching Grant - BusinessWest

      Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County Awarded Mentoring Matching Grant - BusinessWest

      Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP), the only statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding quality youth mentoring in Massachusetts, is awarding $869,000 in mentoring matching grants to mentoring and youth-serving organizations across the state. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County is one of only 44 organizations chosen to receive a grant.

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    8. SPARK EforAll Holyoke to Host Mentor Mixer for Prospective Volunteers

      SPARK EforAll Holyoke to Host Mentor Mixer for Prospective Volunteers

      The entrepreneurship program SPARK EforAll Holyoke will host an informal networking event on Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Unicorn Inn, 126 Main St., Holyoke. Anyone with a passion for entrepreneurship and helping local businesses is encouraged to stop by to learn more about becoming a mentor this winter. Accelerator mentors come from a variety of backgrounds and use their business and leadership experience to guide new entrepreneurs through the process of turning their idea into a growing business. Mentors work in teams of three and are matched with an entrepreneur based on schedule availability ...

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    9. Donna Levin to Speak at Bay Path’s Innovative Thinking & Entrepreneurship Lecture

      Donna Levin to Speak at Bay Path’s Innovative Thinking & Entrepreneurship Lecture

      Donna Levin, executive director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and co-founder of Care.com, will deliver the 2019 Innovative Thinking and Entrepreneurship Lecture at Bay Path University on Thursday, Oct. 17 in the Blake Student Commons on the Longmeadow campus. There will be a networking continental breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m., with the lecture to follow at 8:15 a.m. This event is free and open to the public.

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    10. A new study finds Massachusetts is the best place to start a business in the U.S. - masslive.com

      A new study finds Massachusetts is the best place to start a business in the U.S. - masslive.com

      Companies looking for an environment where their business can flourish need look no further than Massachusetts according to a new study.  Software engineering company Nulab analyzed data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and reported Massachusetts scored highly on the likelihood of businesses surviving in the first year.  The Bay State was also top for the most stable business timelines over the course of three years.

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    11. SPARK EforAll Holyoke to Celebrate Summer Accelerator Graduates on Sept. 17

      SPARK EforAll Holyoke to Celebrate Summer Accelerator Graduates on Sept. 17

      SPARK EforAll Holyoke will celebrate graduates of its 2019 Summer Accelerator Program and award $5,000 in prize money at its upcoming Showcase & Celebration on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. on at Wistariahurst, 238 Cabot St. in Holyoke. Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) began its second Accelerator Program in the Pioneer Valley this past May, and this second cohort will graduate from the intensive, 12-week program at the Showcase and Celebration ceremony. This cohort will continue to meet with their mentors for the rest of the year and meet with EforAll quarterly to compete for more cash.

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    12. SPARK EforAll Seeks Volunteer Mentors

      SPARK EforAll Seeks Volunteer Mentors

      SPARK EforAll Holyoke is actively seeking volunteers to participate as mentors in this winter’s business accelerator program. Accelerator mentors come from a variety of backgrounds and use their business and leadership experience to guide new entrepreneurs through the process of turning their idea into a growing business. Mentors work in teams of three and are matched with an entrepreneur based on schedule availability and the desire to work together.

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    13. The Creative Strategy Agency Celebrates 10 Years - BusinessWest

      The Creative Strategy Agency Celebrates 10 Years - BusinessWest

      The Creative Strategy Agency Inc. (tCSA), a local digital marketing and advertising agency, celebrates its 10th anniversary today. Started by Alfonso Santaniello on Aug. 9, 2009, tCSA has grown into a fully staffed agency servicing local and national clients in social-media marketing, advertising, and search-engine marketing.  “It wasn’t always easy,” said Santaniello, pesident and CEO. “I was 24 when I started my business. I thought I knew everything. Boy, was I wrong.”

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    14. Easthampton: It’s Not the ‘New Northampton’

      Easthampton: It’s Not the ‘New Northampton’

      It was the food that brought Cynthia West to Easthampton. Well, sort of. It was the food, in the form of weekly visits to restaurants like Galaxy, Kisara, and others that gave West … well, a flavor of Easthampton and, eventually, the opinion that this was the place to bring a business she had been thinking about and dreaming about for some time. It’s called Sonnet & Sparrow, a “curated thrift store” she operates with her daughter, McKenzie West, in space that was once part of the historic, yet also somewhat notorious, Majestic Theater on Cottage Street. Notorious because 30 years ...

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    15. Bright ideas shine at Easthampton lamp business

      Bright ideas shine at Easthampton lamp business

      After three decades of designing whimsical, one-of-a-kind lamps, Janna Ugone still has a few bright ideas up her sleeve as a visit to her One Cottage Street studio and workshop reveals. For example, among the tables and shelves of lamps in her light-filled showroom, Ugone has set up a lending library section where do-it-yourself home decorators can borrow lamps and try them out in their living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms or home offices before making a purchase.

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    16. Hot Oven Cookies plans Agawam expansion; eyes Northampton, Westfield and additional Springfield shop

      Hot Oven Cookies plans Agawam expansion; eyes Northampton, Westfield and additional Springfield shop

      Sheila Coon and her Hot Oven Cookies have made enough dough to fund making more dough. Coon's cookie-fueled expansion plan that will see Hot Oven Cookies open a manufacturing and production hub in Agawam in a former pizzeria at 369 Walnut St., probably in September that will work in tandem with a bakery Coon and her husband, David Coon, opened last year at 1597 Main St., in Springfield's historic Worthington Building at the SilverBrick Lofts complex.

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    17. Springfield City Council approves White Lion brewery plans at Tower Square

      Springfield City Council approves White Lion brewery plans at Tower Square

      The City Council approved a special permit on Monday night that allows White Lion Brewery Co. to move forward with plans to open a brewery and tap room at Tower Square. The permit was approved by unanimous vote. The business will be located in the former Spaghetti Freddy’s restaurant on the Bridge Street side of Tower Square at 1500 Main St. downtown.

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    18. VentureWell Seeks Global Impact Through Entrepreneurship

      VentureWell Seeks Global Impact Through Entrepreneurship

      Katya Cherukumilli has a big idea with potentially bigger impact. Her nonprofit startup, Seattle-based Global Water Labs, is developing a scalable and affordable fluoride-removal technology that aims to reduce the incidence of irreversible diseases as a result of consuming excess naturally occurring fluoride in groundwater — a risk common to some 200 million people worldwide. She credits Hadley-based VentureWell with helping her move her big idea beyond the headspace into something tangible and, hopefully, impactful.

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