Please join us for The Manufacturing Initiative’s largest event of the year, bringing together our communities of suppliers, startups, and supporters to showcase, pitch, and connect!
The Manufacturing Initiative connects startups with physical product to regional manufacturers, engineering firms, and other companies essential to their supply chain, as well as product development education and resources. To date we have worked with over 170 startups, 270 suppliers, and made connections resulting in 120+ contracts and purchase orders, millions of dollars in economic value.
At this event, suppliers will showcase and hardware startups will pitch to a panel of manufacturers and engineers for an award of $10,000 to solve specific engineering or prototyping challenges. We will also be joined by our ecosystem partners and legislative supporters, share exciting news about the future of the Manufacturing Initiative. Lunch will be provided!
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch and supplier showcase
1:00pm - 1:10pm: Opening Remarks
1:10pm - 1:45pm: Startups pitch engineering challenges
1:45pm - 2:20pm: Supplier panel deliberates and selects grant winner
2:30pm - 3:00pm: Closing remarks
*This event is hosted at the headquarters of the Manufacturing Initiative, in Greentown Labs. Greentown Labs does not have any parking but is a short 1-mile walk from the Harvard MBTA station down Kirkland and Washington Streets. Union Square in Somerville is also easily accessible via the #86 and #91 MBTA buses. Greentown Labs offers indoor bike parking on-site and the two closest Hubway stations are at Conway Park and Union Square