1. Articles in category: Entrepreneurship

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    1. UMass Amherst student entrepreneur teams compete in Innovation Challenge fall MinutePitch

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 11 2013)

      UMass Amherst student entrepreneur teams compete in Innovation Challenge fall MinutePitch

      These are not science fiction, but the business ideas pitched by University of Massachusetts at Amherst students at the Amherst’s Innovation Challenge fall MinutePitch competition. The program, established in 2005, is open to University of Massachusetts at Amherst students including graduate students and post-doctoral students as well as undergrads. It is part of the UMass Innovation Challenge.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    2. Friends Greg Lawrence, Brian Bucala open Indie Automotive repair shop in Hatfield

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 4 2013)

      Lawrence and Bucala said that by focusing on a small group of manufacturers, they can provide more precise repairs, reduce vehicle downtime, give attentive customer service and cut costs on repairs. “I thought I would never have my own shop,” said Lawrence, 35. “But over the years I reached a certain point where I realized I could make it happen. That is when I started to do my research and crunch the numbers.” With a roughly $30,000 investment in automotive and diagnostic repair tools, Bucala, also 35, and Lawrence rented a vacant repair shop owned by Todd Dextraze, who ...

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      Mentions:   Amherst   Northampton   Greenfield

    3. Leanne Sedlak's SkinCatering opens location in Springfield's Tower Square

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      Leanne Sedlak's SkinCatering opens location in Springfield's Tower Square

      Leanne Sedlak, owner of SkinCatering day spa, is opening a second location downtown in Tower Square, 1500 Main St., on the second floor. "I would like to thank Leanne for her belief and investment here in downtown Springfield and, specifically, here in Tower Square," Mayor Domenic J. Sarno said in a news release. "This is another great story of a growing and exciting business and it is happening right here in our Springfield."

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield

    4. Springfield Technology Park launches business growth center

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      Springfield Technology Park launches business growth center

      The center's first initiative, the Stronger Businesses Program, in partnership with the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield and the Urban League of Springfield, will begin the week of Nov. 18. The program is open to business owners who want to learn how to grow, plan and build capacity for the future.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Marla Michel   Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield

    5. Southampton's Black Birch Vineyard plans to expand to create locally crafted wines

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      Southampton's Black Birch Vineyard plans to expand to create locally crafted wines

      The four owners have put what Ed Hamel calls “sweat equity” into the business, meaning they have done most of the work themselves to build the winery, including cutting all the wooden posts and installing the trellis system for the multiple rows of grapevines. The vineyard is also home to an old shed from about the 1850s that the owners converted into wine tasting area and a retail space where Kersbergen handles the sales of the bottled wine and other products, such as Black Birch T-shirts. Mary Hamel leads many of the tastings and serves a variety of reds and ...

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Holyoke

    6. Farmers, Entrepreneurs, and Energy Activists Are “Harvesting Hope” With Biochar

      Explore From the EDC (Sep 10 2013)

      Farmers, Entrepreneurs, and Energy Activists  Are “Harvesting Hope” With Biochar

      Farmers, foresters, researchers, Biochar producers, entrepreneurs, and environmentalists will convene in Amherst, Mass. on October 13-16, 2013 to learn more about Biochar and share the latest research and application techniques with their peers. The 2013 USBI North American Biochar Symposium, titled “Harvesting Hope: The Science and Synergies of Biochar,” will take place on the UMass Amherst campus and include farm tours and a “carbon negative” banquet of delicious foods grown with the help of Biochar.  The conference is sponsored by the U.S. Biochar initiative (USBI).

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    7. Generation Next | BusinessWest

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      Generation Next | BusinessWest

      Schewe, an author and professor of Marketing at the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst, has been studying generational differences for more than 20 years. His most recent book — Defining Markets, Defining Moments: America’s 7 Generational Cohorts, Their Shared Experiences, and Why America Should Care — distills much of that research and applies it to the marketplace.
      He says the Millennials — the second-largest generation in American history, behind the Baby Boomers — have arrived in the workforce with the baggage of a reputation for being lazy, entitled, narcissistic, and restless, perceptions that are, in many cases, exaggerated at best.

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    8. Valley Venture Mentors looking for start-up entrepreneurs

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      Valley Venture Mentors looking for start-up entrepreneurs

      Valley Venture Mentors provides key support to the entrepreneurial ecosystem by uniting carefully selected start ups together with high quality business mentors at structured monthly pitch and planning sessions, and is looking for prospective mentees for its new class.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    9. Call to Action | BusinessWest

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      Call to Action | BusinessWest

      Ed Carroll says businesses, salespeople, or entrepreneurs who are not advertising on mobile devices are losing customers, and his claim is backed up by many studies, including a survey showing that more than 86 million people sought business information last year via their smartphones.
      The co-founder of VizConnect in Springfield first became aware of the trend in 2004 when he was working as a television newscaster and Facebook began to gain in popularity. “I saw a paradigm shift taking place away from mainstream media, and one night I began thinking about how businesses could use it because they are completely ...

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    10. Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem | BusinessWest

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      Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem | BusinessWest

      Scott Foster says there are many ways to qualify and quantify the physical growth and escalating impact of Valley Venture Mentors (VVM) since it was launched more than two years ago as a unique support system for entrepreneurs looking to start a venture or take one to the next level.

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    11. Leadership Pioneer Valley graduates a new class of 39

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      Leadership Pioneer Valley graduates a new class of 39

      For Alfonso Santaniello, Leadership Pioneer Valley was a chance to get together with other young professionals across the Pioneer Valley and work on making this a more vibrant place for people to start promising careers.  'It made me a better leader,' said Santaniello, president and CEO of the Creative Strategy Agency in Downtown Springfield. 'BotH in business and in life.'

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield

    12. Springfield Technical Community College students help colleague found MJ's Mobile Detailing Service

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      Springfield Technical Community College students help colleague found MJ's Mobile Detailing Service

      Springfield Technical Community College student Mark Chamberlain, 27, of Hampden, still shakes his head in disbelief when he thinks about how his car-detailing business got off the ground. What started out as a night at the bar, chatting with his buddies about possible business ideas, prompted the small group to take their ideas to the next level. Today, Chamberlain, along with his friend and business partner, Joseph Carlos, of Springfield, is the successful owner of MJ's Mobile Detailing Service.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual   Springfield Technical Community College

    13. Innovation and Entrepreneurship Roundtable

      Explore From the EDC (May 10 2013)

      Innovation and Entrepreneurship Roundtable

      The EDC wishes to acknowledge Steve Davis from Ventry
      Associates and the Davis Foundation, who recently agreed to chair the EDC’s new
      Innovation and Entrepreneurship Committee. Steve attended today’s roundtable,
      along with leaders from our university, business and entrepreneurial
      communities.

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      Mentions:   Michael Graney   Ann Burke   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    14. Ventures and Adventures

      Explore BusinessWest (Apr 23 2013)

      Ventures and Adventures

      Sharon Styffe, dean of Workforce and Professional Development at Holyoke Community College (HCC), says that coming up with a successful new business concept is a challenge that comes in two parts: having a good idea, and identifying a market to buy that idea. “It’s one thing to do what you’re good at,” she told BusinessWest, “but its quite another thing to find something you’re good at — and that the market will buy. You can’t just sell something that’s your passion; it has to be someone else’s need — because otherwise it’s just an organized ...

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Holyoke

    15. Cleantech Open

      Explore From the EDC (Apr 16 2013)

      Cleantech Open

      Join us for an intimate briefing to learn how Cleantech Open can help cleantech startups get going and growing!

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    16. Boston Beer and Samuel Adams help out Simple Gifts Farm in Amherst, Elmartin Farm in Cheshire with microloans and advice

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      Boston Beer and Samuel Adams help out Simple Gifts Farm in Amherst, Elmartin Farm in Cheshire with microloans and advice

      It’s enough to make a farmer reach for a beer. Instead, brewer Jim Koch and his Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream program reached out to Simple Gifts and to Elmartin Farm in Cheshire with small loans provided through Common Capital, a Holyoke based nonprofit small business lender.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Amherst   Holyoke

    17. Pioneers of innovation share ideas at TEDx UMass Amherst

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      Pioneers of innovation share ideas at TEDx UMass Amherst

      The conference – independently organized by UMass students to the form of the successful global non-profit, TED – invited innovative thinkers and pioneering entrepreneurs to share "ideas worth spreading" on the state university's flagship campus. The theme of the event was innovation.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    18. Mass Mentors: Volunteers to guide young people in short supply

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      Mass Mentors: Volunteers to guide young people in short supply

      Martinez and his Mass Mentoring Partnership team were in Springfield last week to meet with 30 people at the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission offices to present the Mass Mentoring Counts 2012 report and network. Also attending were sponsors and board members, as well as representatives from agencies in Hampshire, Franklin, Hampden and Berkshire counties that match at-risk young people with mentors. The list includes Big Brothers/Big Sisters programs and the Boys & Girls Club Family Center in Springfield.

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield   Amherst

    19. 'The Judge' with Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall eyes Shelburne Falls, Western Massachusetts sites for filming

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      'The Judge' with Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall eyes Shelburne Falls, Western Massachusetts sites for filming

      "They are looking at several locations in Western Massachusetts right now. I am in touch with the location scouts," said Diane Pearlman, executive director of the Berkshire Film and Media Commission.

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    20. Baystate Medical Center in Springfield teams up with entrepreneurs to improve medical devices

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      Baystate Medical Center in Springfield teams up with entrepreneurs to improve medical devices

      DeBusk, a trauma surgeon at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, is participating in a new program that will allow certain entrepreneurs to "shadow" physicians as they work in a hospital. The entrepreneurs will be seeking to develop new or improved medical devices or possibly startup companies in the field.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   MassMedic

    21. Valley Venture Mentors taking next step: a working space for fledgling innovators

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      Valley Venture Mentors taking next step: a working space for fledgling innovators

      Valley Venture Mentors links burgeoning business owners like Muehlke not only with mentors who share a lifetime of business experience but also with other entrepreneurs who can serve as shoulders to cry on or as sounding boards for the next big idea. In two years, Valley Venture Mentors has graduated 14 teams, including Celia Grace. There are now eight teams in the mentoring program with another five having been accepted following auditions last week.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield

    22. Holyoke Community College launches Network of Women Entrepreneurs

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      Holyoke Community College launches Network of Women Entrepreneurs

      Styffe said the networking group is not a “get together and chat” kind of thing, but a roll-up-your-sleeves endeavor where business owners and would-be business owners get together to talk about how to run a successful operation. The group walks participants through everything from setting up a business plan, forming a legally compliant business, creating a payroll system and dealing with payroll taxes, how to deal with the Internal Revenue Service, how to market the business, finding lending opportunities, global outsourcing, and more. The cost for the program is $10, and there is an open, rolling admission.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Holyoke

    23. MassChallenge 2013 to kick off with opening of applications - Boston Business Journal

      Explore The Business Journals (Feb 15 2013)

      Boston startup accelerator MassChallenge will launch its fourth year Wednesday, opening applications to startups which will ultimately compete for $1 million in cash awards.  The program plans to accept 125 startups again this year, which will receive mentorship and office space at the MassChallenge office in the South Boston Seaport. The program is funded by sponsors and does not take equity in the participating companies.  Applications open at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

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    24. Western Mass. distiller Valley Vodka releases 'love'-flavored spirit - Boston Business Journal

      Explore The Business Journals (Feb 7 2013)

      Kozub's own business is now growing, and this week marks a milestone. The Massachusetts native is launching his first flavored vodka, called V-One Love, which contains notes of vanilla and rose.  Kozub has spent the past five years trying to come up with a good flavor, but finally settled on V-One Love.

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