Entrepreneur Program  / Events  / Entrepreneur Meetups


Sandbox Entrepreneur Meetups

  • Meet Experts to get advice about your idea
  • Connect with other entrepreneurs
  • Share your business or non-profit idea


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  • Date/Time: August 6th from 5:30pm-7pm
  • Location: Merrimack Valley Sandbox Space–Lowell, MA
  • Parking: Metered parking available on the streets outside of office (free after 6pm)
  • Tweet Questions: Before the event, tweet your questions to #SandboxWorkshop. It may be asked to our panelists at the event


  • 5:30pm-6pm: Networking & Appetizers
  • 6pm-7pm: Workshop




Jason Hanna, CEO & Founder of Embue – Ran a Kickstarter Campaign with a $125K goal. Embue creates efficiency calculations using data from your existing utility meter or fuel tank. Although Embue did not reach their goal (raised $70K), Jason will talk about what worked and what he would do differently next time



Julia Gavin, Board Member of the Arts League of Lowell (ALL) – Ran a successful Indiegogo Campaign that raised over $6,000. ALL fosters and celebrates creativity and artistic expression in Lowell and the surrounding areas.

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Nathan Rothstein, Founder of Project Repat – Ran a successful Kickstarter Campaign that had over 175 backers. Project Repat is a venture that transforms old t-shirts into beautiful blankets


Sam Antonacio, Founder of Spiceventure – Ran a successful Kickstarter Campaign that raised over $10K. This helped launch their international food truck venture that sells Indian, Lao, Khmer, and Thai Food


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Lianna Kushi, Program Manager at the Merrimack Valley Sandbox- Ran a successful Kickstarter Campaign that raised over $5K for the Angkor Dance Troupe to fund a world-premiere show

coffee4 Wednesday, August 20 from 5:30pm-7pm (Workshop)

  • Tweet & be heard – How to Build an Twitter Strategy that Reaches your Customers
  • Featured Experts TBA

coffee10 Location: Sandbox Office: 175 Cabot Street, Suite 100–Lowell, MA Parking: Paid Parking available on the street

coffee6 Would you like to be a featured entrepreneur or expert at one of our upcoming meetups? E-mail us! Lianna Kushi Lianna@MVSandbox.org