- EMERGING INITIATIVES
- ABOUT MassCEC
Bolt (Boston) - Bolt is a seed fund that works with later stage hardware startup companies, providing capital, working space, access to shared equipment and a full-time team that helps companies with engineering, prototyping, manufacturing and business/operations.
The Capital Network (Wellesley) - The Capital Network is a non-profit organization that provides extensive financial education alongside an engaged community to help early-stage entrepreneurs in Boston. They strive to help entrepreneurs master the entire funding process to successfully raise seed capital for their high-growth startup.
Center for Women and Enterprise (Boston/Worcester) - The Center for Women & Enterprise is a nationally known nonprofit organization dedicated to helping entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses. CWE has worked with more than 28,000 Massachusetts and Rhode Island entrepreneurs since 1995.
Code for Boston - A chapter of the Code for America Brigade, which are volunteer groups that collaborate with local government and community partners to build new tools that help with local civic issues. They have access to tools that are helpful for the creation of civic technology.
Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (Boston) -Fraunhofer CSE is an applied research and development laboratory dedicated to the commercialization of clean energy technologies. CSE engages in collaborative research and development with private companies, government entities, and academic institutions, performing research that broadly benefits firms, industries, and society.
Girl Develop It - GDI is a nonprofit that provides affordable programs for adult women interested in learning web and software development in a judgement free environment. Their mission is to create a network of women who have or are developing the skills necessary to bring their ideas to web and mobile applications.
Hack/Reduce (Cambridge) - Hack/ Reduce brings developers, data scientists and domain experts across disciplines together to create the next generation of Big Data technologies and applications through hackathons, hands on workshops and a physical space for coding.
Launch Academy (Boston) - Launch Academy is a 10-week, immersive boot camp taking eager learners with little to no experience and teaching them what it takes to add value as a junior contributor to a software engineering team.
Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center (Boston) -The MTTC has a government mandate to help any inventor in any non-profit research institution to commercialize his or her technology. They help entrepreneurs start companies and researchers market their patents through a broad array of high quality programs and resources.
MIT Energy Prize (Cambridge) - The MIT Clean Energy Prize‘s mission is to be the catalyst for a unified competition to help develop a new generation of energy entrepreneurs and great new companies.
This will be achieved by working to stimulate productive relationships between academic, community, industry, and government organizations with strong interests in meeting the world’s energy challenge through innovation and entrepreneurship.
MIT Water Innovation Prize (Cambridge) – The MIT Water Innovation Prize was created to allow teams of students and entrepreneurs to create a technology, product, service, or process aimed at solving a problem related to the world’s water challenges if they have under $50,000 of existing capital.
NECEC Institute (Boston) -The mission of the NECEC Institute is to accelerate the Northeast’s clean energy economy to global leadership by building an active community of stakeholders and a world-class cluster of clean energy companies.
New England Women in Energy and the Environment (Boston) -NEWIEE connects New England women to promote and encourage public interest in the energy and the environment sectors. Comprised of members across the public and private sectors, as well as various age groups, NEWIEE is also a stimulating forum for networking, sharing of expertise and information and mentoring.
New England Water Innovation Network - NEWIN’s mission to make an impact on global water challenges by helping to broaden and accelerate innovation to market. They promote regional, national and global collaboration and partnerships to make an impact on the world’s pressing water challenges.
NEWIN also hosts quarterly Water Pitch Nights. This event is meant to highlight up and coming innovative water technologies, and a new topic is picked for each event.
SheStarts - SheStarts is an organization that helps women entrepreneurs start, grow, and sustain their businesses.Our vision is to create a world where women-led companies are valued (in every meaning of the word) equally to their male counterparts. We will do this by helping women gain access to the capital necessary to start and scale their businesses, by convening and fostering powerful networks for women, by training, coaching and mentoring female entrepreneurs, and ultimately by busting gender bias.
U.S. Small Business Administration - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as a federal government agency to assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. They recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America's future, and to helping the United States compete in today's global marketplace. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses.
Venture Café (Cambridge) -The weekly Venture Café serves as a physical nexus for helping innovators and entrepreneurs find one another and collaborate to bring their dreams to reality. These Thursday evening gatherings provide a space for conversations and scheduled programs to inspire a wide range of attendees from around the world to connect.
Women’s Coding Collective (Cambridge and online) - The Women’s Coding Collective is a web development community. Their mission is to narrow the gender gap in technology by cultivating supportive environments where women can learn, build, and code together.
Women Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology (Cambridge) -The WEST organization provides a forum for women in science and technology industries to network and share information about career advancement and skill development. The WEST leadership has long provided a supportive environment for mid-career women in these vital sectors, allowing them a unique opportunity to acquire the skills necessary to become business leaders in their fields.