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Stay in Massachusetts Grants

Stay in MA is a scholarship program for Massachusetts-based college students funded by Flybridge Capital Partners. The program is focused on fostering entrepreneurship and innovation between students and the local business community by providing financial assistance to students interested in joining or attending the events of technology and business organizations in the region. Scholarships are available for any currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student up to $100 per event per student.

•    Scholarship amount is generally up to $100 per student per event, with a $400-500 limit per event
•    All students and post-docs apply via the online application on the website
•    Once Flybridge receives the application, the student is informed whether the award was granted;
     Flybridge will register the awardee for the event using a code.

•    WEST must confirm that the awardee attended in order to be eligible for future awards.

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Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a world class entrepreneurship education program that provides small business owners with the opportunity to step away from day-to-day operations and focus on growth. In professional workshops over 12 weeks, business owners will:
       · Learn from some of the brightest minds in business
       · Explore opportunities to access financial capital
       · Build a powerful network of professional support
       · Graduate with a 5-year strategic growth plan for their business
If accepted, program tuition is at no cost to the business owner! There is no cost to apply, and all accepted business owners receive a full scholarship to participate.
The 10,000 Small Businesses National Cohort connects small business owners with a nationally-sourced class of peers for 12 weeks of practical business education delivered through a blend of online facilitated learning and on campus sessions at Babson College in Wellesley, MA.
The program's qualifying criteria are as follows:
       · The applicant is a small business owner or co-owner
       · The business has been in operation for 2+  years
       · The business has earned at least $150,000 in the most recent fiscal year
       · The business has 4+ full time equivalent employees (including the owner)
Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for future sessions. For more information, and to access the online application, please visit Questions? Email [email protected]  


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General Funding Sources

Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network

Small Business Administration office, Massachusetts

SBA Office of Technology SBIR/STTR

Active Capital or Angel Capital Electronic Network

Investors’ Circle

Life Sciences Funding Sources

National Association of Seed and Venture Funds

National Venture Capital Association

CleanTech Venture Network

National Association of Small Business Investment Companies

Business Plan Development

U.S. Business Advisor

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