Connecting with Economic Development Opportunities for Hardware Startups

Connecting with Economic Development Opportunities for Hardware Startups


November 16, 2023    
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


UMass Lowell Innovation Hub
110 Canal Street, Lowell, Massachusetts, 01852

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On the journey to commercialization, hardware startups need to find funds, space, contractors, and more. Knowing how to identify, find and connect to each of the many available organizations can be daunting when a startup is focused on growth.

FORGE provides valuable resources to hardware startups and innovators progressing from prototype to commercialization and beyond. Our best known offerings are our supply chain assistance and education assets but FORGE also has a strong ecosystem to provide connections to the regional business development community.

Join us for this informative seminar and panel discussion. FORGE is bringing together economic and community development representatives from our regional innovation and manufacturing ecosystem. Hear from community leaders, innovators, regional assistance organizations and more. Learn about local banking, real estate, capex grants and mentoring opportunities. Network with startups, innovators, suppliers, manufacturers, and community assistance organizations.

This is a valuable opportunity to build your network and learn about a myriad of business development resources in the Merrimack Valley region and beyond.

Speakers include:

FORGE Manufacturing Expert in Residence – Mark Michalski
Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce CEO and President – Alexandria Eberhardt
MA State Representative 17th Middlesex – Representative Vanna Howard
MA State Senator First Essex – Senator Pavel M. Payano
Lowell Development & Financial Corporation Executive Director – Allison Lamey
Enterprise Bank Commercial Loan Officer & Senior VP – Jonathan Machado
Middlesex 3 Coalition Executive Director – Stephanie Cronin
Mass Development VP Business Development – Geetha Rao Ramani

Register here!