StartUp Worcester

2018 Lead Sponsor

2018 Supporting Sponsor

StartUp Worcester is now accepting applications for it’s fourth 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.

Some of our previous companies include Petricore Games ’16 which is now operating out of 20 Franklin Street and employs 6 people; Slydde ’16 which was acquired by NY company Hooch; Aaron Birt ’15 who is one of 2017 Forbes 30 under 30, and HydroGlyde Coatings ’17 which has received over $500k in funding from the Gates Foundation, NIH and the MA Life Sciences Center.

Each year, StartUp Worcester awards 12, full year memberships to both the Chamber, The Venture Forum, and WCTI.

There is no charge for applications or winners. Each StartUp Worcester membership awarded is valued at over $1,500 (Chamber, WCTI shared office and The Venture Forum memberships), but the access to resources, mentors, 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.

Regular events will be held on specific topics that assist the startup companies.

To apply, submit the Startup Worcester 2018 application below by March 16, 2018.

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Karen Pelletier
Director of Higher Education – Business Partnerships
kpelletier@worcesterchamber.org or 508.753.2924, ext. 229