Monday November 21, 2016 from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM EST
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Microsoft Burlington 
5 Wayside Road
Burlington, MA

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Jerry Bird 

Celebrating 5 Years of Success in SBIR “START” 

2MassVentures is celebrating 5 years of success of its nationally award-winning START program.  To celebrate, we are convening more than 250 members of the local innovation ecosystem who have played a vital role in awarding $12 million to 50 deserving SBIR projects resulting in $146 million in new capital.  

Join us to learn more about the program, the funding options for SBIR-developed technologies, and to connect and learn from other innovators, funders and advisors involved in the program.  

We anticipate a strong turnout from past winners of the START program as well as the judges, reviewers, venture capitalists and members of the State legislature who have been so critical to the program's success.

  • 4:30-5:00 Networking and Registration
  • 5:00-5:15 Welcome and findings from the program, Jerry Bird, President, MassVentures 
  • 5:15-5:45 Special presentation from Jay Ash, Sec. of Housing and Economic Development, State of MA
  • 5:45-6:30 START 2016 winners present project snapshots
  • 6:30-7:00 Meet the community over cocktails and hors d'oeuvres