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Media Advisory TOMORROW: SBA Check Presentation to EforAll for 50K Award

Advisory Date: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Advisory Number: 
Norman Eng 617-565-8510

BOSTON – On Thursday, October 6th, SBA Massachusetts and other distinguished guests are joining to celebrate EforAll as an awardee for the 2016 SBA Growth Fund Accelerator Fund Competition. 


“By pinpointing and addressing the differing needs of small businesses, and supporting that with federal funding, we can keep our local economies on an upwards path. The SBA’s Growth Accelerator Fund Competition is one way to accomplish that goal. EForAll in Lowell received these funds after a competitive grant process, which speaks to both the quality of their application and the organization in general. There are so many inventive small businesses and startups clustered throughout the Third District developing forward-looking, state-of-the-art products and services in myriad industries. By providing support to the outlets that in turn support these startups, we can ensure local companies don’t just remain competitive, but become business and innovation leaders. I look forward to seeing the far-reaching impact of this funding take hold.”  – Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (MA-03)

Media Invited to Attend


  • US Congresswoman Niki Tsongas
  • Dan Rivera, Mayor of Lawrence
  • David Parker, CEO of EforAll
  • Seth Goodall, SBA New England Regional Administrator
  • Robert Nelson, SBA Massachusetts District Director


What:       The Growth Accelerator Fund Competition was launched in 2014 with $2.5 million in appropriated funds. The first year of the competition presented an opportunity for the SBA to engage with and support organizations whose sole purpose is to help start-ups grow, become commercially viable and have a real and sustained economic impact. The goal of the competition is to get an extra infusion of capital to qualified accelerators and the burgeoning ecosystem in which they play, which, in turn, provides resources to boost the startup and entrepreneurship communities around them.


Where:      EforAll/EparaTodos Lawrence office, 60 Island Street, Suite 109 Lawrence

When:      Thursday, October 6th 2016 at 2:00pm