StartUp Worcester

Lead Sponsor



StartUp Worcester is now accepting applications for it’s third year of the program. StartUp Worcester is an initiative of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Higher Education – Business Partnership, The Venture Forum, and Worcester CleanTech Incubator to launch and to provide support as well as space for the region’s young entrepreneurs.

The initiative helps to incubate new businesses and to retain the bright young graduates of the area’s college and universities. StartUp Worcester encourages them to grow their business here – where they have access to everything they need to succeed.

Each year, StartUp Worcester awards 12, full year memberships to both the Chamber, The Venture Forum, and WCTI* (*new 2017).

There is no charge for applications or winners. Each StartUp Worcester membership awarded is valued at over $12,000 (Chamber, WCTI shared office and The Venture Forum memberships), but the access to resources, network and publicity are invaluable to help companies get to the next level.

See a snapshot of the 2017 – 18 cohort.

See a snapshot of the 2016 – 17 cohort.

See a snapshot of the 2015 – 16 cohort.

Monthly member events will be held on specific topics that assist the startup companies. Keep an eye out for next year’s application.


Karen Pelletier
Director of Higher Education – Business Partnerships or 508.753.2924, ext. 229

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