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    • 10 Oct 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • UMass Dartmouth Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE)

    In October we're focusing on entrepreneurs that have successfully raised funds and the pitch that got them there. 

    Confirmed speakers include:

    Sarah Athanas founder of GroundWork in New Bedford. 

    Sarah Athanas is the co-founder and current owner of Groundwork, a coworking space in New Bedford. Prior to founding Groundwork, Sarah spent a considerable amount of time in South America, first to produce a documentary in the Patagonia region of Chile, and later as the Marketing Director for a language and travel firm with offices in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Sarah returned to the United States as a freelance marketing consultant, and was inspired to create Groundwork after growing tired of working from home and out of coffee shops. Sarah is an avid surfer and serves on the board of Gnome Surf, a surf therapy organization. She is also a member of New Bedford's Regeneration Committee.

    Kevin Pelissier former CEO of Mayflower Botanicals

    • 14 Nov 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • UMass Dartmouth Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE)

    PIRANHA POND 2019!

    Save the Date! November 14, 2019


    Piranha Pond is a "pitch party" where entrepreneurs have up to 5 minutes to convince a panel of investors to meet with them to further discuss their ventures. Using a format similar to the popular television show Shark Tank, our investors provide feedback to the entrepreneurs about their presentations and companies, and information why they decide to be "In" or "Out." If they are "In" they will meet with the Entrepreneur at a later time to discuss their company. Whereas, if they are "Out" there is no interest at this time, and the investor lets us know why s/he will not move forward with the presenter.

    For this event, we seek companies beyond the idea stage. The ideal company will have raised funds from friends, family, and/or grants such as SBIR's. If the company's product is a software or SAAS product, it should be in beta testing or later.

     This is a FREE event to the public, but you must RSVP in advance, so that we can properly set up the facility and order enough food for everyone.

    • 12 Dec 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 151 Maritine St. Fall River, MA
    Save the date, December 12, 2019, details to follow.

UMass Dartmouth

Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

151 Martine St, Fall River, MA 02723

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