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SBA Massachusetts and Entrepreneurship for All form Strategic Alliance to SPARK Holyoke

Advisory Date: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Advisory Number: 
19-6
Contact: 
norman.eng@sba.gov, 617-565-8510
Accelerator Now Accepting Applications Online until April 29th

BOSTON — SBA Massachusetts District Director Robert Nelson will be in Holyoke to formalize a partnership with SPARK EforAll Holyoke, a program of the Lowell-based nonprofit Entrepreneurship for All.  The 12-week Accelerator program offered twice a year, is now accepting applications online until April 29th at: http://www.eforall.org/ma/holyoke.  Two Pitch Contests are scheduled for April:  a food or drink themed Pitch Contest on Wednesday, April 10th, and an All Ideas Pitch Contest on Wednesday, April 24th.  Entrepreneurs will present their business idea, build experience presenting, get valuable feedback from industry-expert judges, and receive guidance on how to pursue their idea.
 

WHAT:                   Ceremonial Signing

WHEN:                  Friday, March 22nd 2019 at 2p.m.

WHERE:               Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, 177 High Street, Holyoke MA

WHO:                     City of Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse (invited)
                                  SBA Massachusetts District Director Robert Nelson

 

About E for All

At EforAll, we believe that anyone, regardless of background, education, industry, or zip code, should be given the opportunity, resources, and support, to turn their dream of starting a business into a reality. The EforAll Accelerator Program is a free year long program that is offered twice a year. The first twelve weeks are dedicated to weekly business classes with content specialists. Additional support is provided for the following nine months. Throughout the year-long program, entrepreneurs are provided with a mentor team, content specialists and the opportunity to receive prize money to support their business. 
To learn more, visit: www.eforall.org.

 

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About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.