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Meet & Greet: $100K (MaTCH) Pilot Competition Awardee - The Clubhouse Network

Advisory Date: 
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Advisory Number: 
Contact:, 617-565-8510
Media Invited to Attend


Visit to congratulate SBA Makerspace Training, Collaboration and Hiring (MaTCH) Pilot Competition awardee, The Clubhouse Network. 


Thursday, September 19th 2019 at 1:00 p.m.


2101 Washington St, Boston, MA 02119



Wendell G. Davis, SBA New England Regional Administrator
Robert Nelson, SBA Massachusetts District Director




About the SBA Makerspace Training, Collaboration and Hiring (MaTCH) Pilot Competition
The SBA believes that existing makerspaces are uniquely positioned to help increase workforce development in U.S. cities. The MaTCH Pilot Competition seeks to address the job skills and placement gap faced by U.S. businesses by providing funding to create or expand programs within existing makerspaces that offer job-specific and soft skills training. The SBA awarded $1 million in prize money to competition winners. 
The SBA’s MaTCH Pilot Competition awarded grants according to the following tiers:

  • Seed: up to $25,000 will be awarded to seed small workforce development programs.
  • Proof of Principle: up to $100,000 will be awarded to grow programs with a proven history of training and/or workforce development.
  • Scale: up to $200,000 will be awarded for capacity building of successful existing programs with a strong history of training and/or workforce development. This winner would also have graduated participants in at least two training cycles.


About The Clubhouse Network
Since its beginnings 25 years ago, The Clubhouse: Where Technology Meets Imagination has been a resource for thousands of young people to explore their own interests, develop skills, and build confidence in themselves through the use of technology. At The Clubhouse, underserved youth unleash their creative talents, engage in peer-to-peer learning, and develop a unique voice of their own to express themselves through “STEAM” – STEM and the arts. The Clubhouse Network is a global community comprised of more than 100 Clubhouses in 19 countries, providing 25,000 youth per year with access to resources, skills, and experiences to help them succeed in their careers, contribute to their communities, and lead outstanding lives.  For more info visit: