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Merrimack Valley Sandbox Summit

When: Monday June 9th and Tuesday June 10th

Time: 8 am - 5 pm (both days)

Where: UMASS Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren Street, Lowell MA 01852


Join the Merrimack Valley Sandbox for their Sandbox Summit event. Attendees will be able to take part in engaging panel discussions that focus on creating ecosystems that promote entrepreneurship in and around their communities. There will also be some great networking opportunities with leading business professionals and economic development officials. Some of the keynote speakers at the event include Massachusetts Governor, Deval Patrick, Desh Deshpande, Serial Entrepreneuri and Founder of Deshpande Foundation, John Harthorne, Founder and CEO of MassChallenge, Poonam Ahluwalia, Executive Director of YouthTrade and Yes Campaign. To RSVP for this event, visit here and purchase your Summit Two-Day pass for $25.

Merrimack Valley Sandbox Pitch Contest

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Do you have a consumer retail or consumer product idea? As a consumer retailer you may see yourself owning your own store front, online store, or a mobile store. Creating a consumer product you may have an idea for a device that tracks wear on running shoes or is a tasty new product! Merrimack Valley Sandbox wants to help make your idea happen. 

Merrimack Valley Sandbox helps boost the economic and social well being of greater Lowell and Lawrence by advancing entrepreneurship and innovation. The deadline to apply for the Consumers Idea Pitch Contest is Tuesday February 4th at midnight. The event will take place on Tuesday, February 18th. You will be given the opportunity to share you idea with other innovators and receive feedback from the industry pros and experts.  For more information, email Lianna Kushi at lianna@mvsandbox.org

Sorting Donations at the Warehouse

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The Wish Project is looking for groups or individuals to help at their warehouse. They are looking for volunteers to help with sorting and putting away clothes, linens, homegoods, and furniture. They are also looking for help with individual monthly projects.

In December they host The Magic of Christmas. This event matches families in need with groups that want to sponsor their gifts. The sponsor would receive a family ID to know what should be purchased. For more information about The Magic of Christmas or helping to sort items, please contact Patty at patty@thewishproject.org


The Wish Project Location:

1A Foundry Street, Lowell, MA, 01852

Hours: Monday 6-8 pm. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 9 am until 2 pm.

Attend an Entrepreneur Coffee Event

Join the Merrimack Valley Sandbox for Entrepreneur Coffees!

When: Every Tuesday from 8-9:30AM

Where: 175 Cabot Street, Suite 100, Lowell

What: Entrepreneur coffees are a great way to meet other entrepreneurs in the region, share your business or nonprofit idea with others, and grab a free cup of coffee or tea.

No RSVP is needed, just show up.

For more information, click here.

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