Entrepreneur Program  / Events  / 2014 All Ideas Welcome Pitch Contest


Date: Thursday, March 27
Time: 6pm – 8:30pm
Event Hashtag: #SandboxPitch13
Location: Christ United Methodist Church– 207 Haverhill Street–Lawrence, MA
Parking: Free parking available on Haverhill St. and all metered spaces surrounding the Commons Park

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  • See the region’s top entrepreneurs square off for thousands of dollars in cash prizes
  • Network with professionals from across the region
  • Give advice/feedback to entrepreneurs during the showcase
  • Vote for your favorite entrepreneur through Fan-Favorite Voting




Donna Forcier – Seacoast Gift of Literacy
Provides free reading/writing tutoring services for illiterate adults






Elizabeth Morrow – Yoga by Numbers
System for learning and practicing yoga on a user’s own terms. A special mat uses numbered targets and gridlines to help users achieve proper positioning and alignment





Eric Leslie – Union Capital Boston
Mobile-based loyalty program for low-income families that provides social and financial service rewards in exchange for community involvement in schools, businesses, health centers, and civic programs




Geneva Valentin, Jessica Valentin, Belinda Orta – My Creative Learning Center
Early education center in Lawrence providing pre-kindergarten preparation The learning approach will seek to offer a creative learning environment where play becomes experiential, using proven methods of hands on and individual learning plans






Mai Libman – Savione
Community-driven guide to a virtual mall of indie brick and mortar stores and farmers’ markets. It is a platform for local merchants and vendors to easily create a mobile storefront with the ability to publish real-time information on their stores, products, and offers




Michele Verley – Bhlue
Online career guidance resource for teens and young adults who are not planning to attend a four-year college after high school





Tracy Stopyra – Wheelchair Companion
Pre-quilted fabric storage pouch for a wheelchair






Wild Card – One entrepreneur will be chosen on the spot to pitch their idea!





Table Presenters





Adam Medros
Vice President, Global Product – TripAdvisor






Danaris Mazara
Founder/ Owner – Sweet Grace Heavenly Cakes & Sandbox Accelerator Alumnae






Langley Steinert
Founder/CEO – CarGurus






Rob Busch
Audit Partner – Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico, LLP (MFA)