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Celebrate Entrepreneurship with SoCoLAUNCH!

September 24, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us at the Groundwork! to celebrate entrepreneurship on the South Coast! This event will feature an inspiring program of speakers as well as plenty of time to network informally and learn about different entrepreneur programs in the area.

Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash will keynote this celebration of SoCoLaunch, an informal consortium of organizations committed to helping South Coast entrepreneurs. Secretary Ash will highlight the State funding for Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll), an accelerator program for aspiring entrepreneurs, and Groundwork!, a shared space for entrepreneurs to build their businesses. Noted serial entrepreneur Desh Deshpande, the co-founder of Cascade Communications and Sycamore Networks, will also speak.

The event will celebrate SoCo Launch and the organizations pledging to work together to help entrepreneurs in the South Coast region, including:

  • EforAll
  • Groundwork!
  • Workforce Investment Board
  • Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center
  • Littoral Power Systems
  • New Bedford Economic Development Council
  • SoCo Coding Foundry
    Charlton College of Business at UMass Dartmouth
  • Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce
  • Mass Small Business Development Center
  • UMass Dartmouth Student-Run Business Association
  • South Coast Innovator Lab
  • First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union
  • Business Innovation Center
  • New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce
  • SNEEF (Southern New England Entrepreneurs Forum)
  • AHA! New Bedford

The public is invited – anyone considering starting a business or non-profit organization should make sure to attend, as representatives from all the participating organizations will be here to answer questions.

This event is free but online registration is required:


Groundwork New Bedford
1213 Purchase Street, Groundwork
New Bedford, MA 02740 United States
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