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About us

The South Coast Entrepreneurs Collaborative, SoCoECo, is dedicated to developing entrepreneurship and innovation activity with programs that combine topical forums with networking opportunities. For more information about SoCoECo, program sponsorships or alliance partnerships, please contact info@SoCoECo.org.

Meet our Leaders

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  Chair: Mike Prior, LMPrior Associates 
  Vice Chair: Phil Adams, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship   
  Secretary: Peter Karlson, NeuEon Inc 
 Treasurer: Kristin Barishian, CPA, Marcum LLP
 
  Esquire: Dan Holmander, Adler Pollock & Sheehan 
 Sherry Alpert, Alpert Public Relations
 
 Sarah Athanas, Groundwork


 Stephen Collins, 1024tm 
 Michael Aprea, Sakonnet DesignWorks
 
  Melinda Ailes, Massachusetts Small Business Development Center   
  Douglas E. Denninger, Intellectual Property Attorney  
 

Louis Petrovic, Resource Associates, Inc.

 

Membership

Becoming a member gives you access to an inclusive community of entrepreneurs, researchers, venture capitalists, angel investors, business professionals, technology focused companies, professional service providers, inventors, and educators networking together to stimulate growth on the South Coast. As a member you are contributing to strengthening entrepreneurial connectivity for the commercialization of innovative ideas and innovation growth within existing companies, thereby creating value for the participants. 

Basic Individual Membership- $95

  • Free admission to events.*
  • Reduced cost for special events, such as the Annual Summer Networking Clam Boil and the Piranha Pond Pitch Party.
  • Networking via the events and Membership Directory with hundreds of entrepreneurs, funding sources, and business professionals throughout the region.
  • Ability to participate on committees.

Ecosystem Partner Membership- $195

  • Free admission to events.*
  • Free admission for special events, such as the Annual Summer Networking Clam Boil ($30 admission) and the Piranha Pond Pitch Party ($50 admission).
  • Invited to Premier Luncheon with the board members.
  • Networking via the events and Membership Directory with hundreds of entrepreneurs, funding sources, and business professionals throughout the region.
  • Ability to participate on committees.

Annual Membership:

Membership is charged based on a one-year cycle from the join date, unless canceled prior to renewal. There are currently two membership options based on your expected level of involvement with SoCoECo.

* Admission is $25 per SoCoECo event. There are a minimum of six events each academic calendar year, which run from September through June.

UMass Dartmouth

Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

151 Martine St, Fall River, MA 02723

Contact us at info@socoeco.org
Office: +1 (508) 999-8056

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