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2014 Winter Accelerator Awards Celebration

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Over 200 People Attend the 2014 Sandbox Winter Accelerator Awards Celebration   Click here to read the Eagle Tribune story about this event From December 2013 – February 2014, fourteen-early stage ventures took part in the 2014 Sandbox Winter Accelerator. In the spirit of the Sandbox’s motto of Entrepreneurship for All, a diverse range of ventures took [..]

2013 Health Innovator Mixer

Health Inno Mixer Pics

Health Innovations on Display at Final Sandbox Event of 2013  

2013 All Ideas Welcome Pitch Contest

Entrepreneurs Inspire at Final Sandbox Pitch Contest of 2013  Thanks to everyone who took part in this pitch contest. Full recap and event details are below!  

2013 Summer Accelerator Awards Ceremony

Entrepreneurs Share $30K Prize Pool a Sandbox Summer Accelerator Awards For the last eleven weeks, sixteen early-stage entrepreneurs took part in the 2013 Sandbox Summer Accelerator Program. These entrepreneurs were able to move their businesses and non-profits forward through workshops, mentors, working space, and funding. For many, the Sandbox Accelerator had major impacts on their [..]

2013 Social Impact Pitch Contest

Sandbox Holds First Ever Social Impact Pitch Contest On August 13th, we held our first ever Social Impact Pitch Contest for entrepreneurs who are looking to make a social impact on a local, national, or international level! Eight entrepreneurs pitched their business and non-profit ideas in front of over seventy audience members at the Lowell [..]

2013 High Growth/Tech Pitch Contest


High Growth/Tech Pitch Contest On Thursday, May 9, we held our High Growth Tech Pitch Contest at the Offices of Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico (MFA) in Tewksbury, MA. Read about the event details below!  

2013 Local Pitch Contest

First Place

Local Pitch Contest On April 18th, we held our Local Pitch Contest at the Church of God of Prophecy in Lawrence. See all the details below! Click here for Event Photos! Winners First Place ($1000) - Markus Haala, MHM Studios Printmaking Second Place ($750) - Erin V. Freeborn, Juvenile Court Restorative Justice Diversion Third Place ($750) - John Raser – Bicicocina: Human [..]

2013 Creative Economy Pitch Contest

Creative Economy Pitch Contest

Entrepreneurs Get Creative at First Sandbox Pitch Contest of 2013 Cupcakes, hand-made glass jewelry, and vintage cameras. No, these were not items out of the Martha Stewart Living Magazine. Instead, they were some of the many ideas featured at our March 28th Creative Economy Pitch Contest. During the event, eight entrepreneur finalists pitched their arts/crafts, food fashion, [..]

2013 Winter Accelerator Awards Ceremony

Accelerator Awards Celebration

Sandbox Winter Accelerator Awards Celebration Features $25K Prize Pool & Keynote from Secretary Bialecki! Click here for event photos! From December to February, the Sandbox had its first Accelerator class. During these twelve weeks, 13 early-stage entrepreneurs participated in intensive-workshops, worked closely with mentors, and met together as a group to accelerate their ventures. The Winter Accelerator Awards [..]

2012 Winners Showdown Pitch Contest

  Region’s Top Entrepreneurs Face Off for $10K at Sandbox Pitch Contest Finale! The stage was set. The celebrity judges were in attendance. The live TV cameras were rolling. And the house was packed! On October 18th, ten entrepreneur finalists from our four previous pitch contests faced off for a $10K Grand Prize in front [..]