NatGrid

Jim Cleary – Lead Engineer for Green Energy and Distributed Generation Interconnections offers in-house office hours at WCTI   Jim is available to meet with companies that are seeking guidance on working with the utilities from both a technical and strategic standpoint. Making sure that startups align their efforts to comply with industry standards and best practices …

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StartUp Worcester Logo FINAL

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

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Entrepreneur mentorship

Peer Pitch

Give – Get – Grow 4th Thursday Every Month, 4-6:30pm @ WCTI   Peer pitch is an opportunity to give a pitch, get some feedback, and grow your network. WCTI is focused on building a community around solving difficult problems. If you want to give a pitch, share a problem, or show off a project …

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Car

Ride & Drive Hosted by the Worcester CleanTech Incubator, WPI, and National Grid Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | 3:00 pm to 6:30pm Location: WPI Higgins House Lot 100 Institute Rd Worcester, MA 01609   Register and find details here.   In recognition of this year’s National Drive Electric Week, the Institute for Energy and Sustainability …

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USgrid

WCTI is proud to be partnering with WPI for their Sixth Annual Energy Symposium, September 29, 2016!   This is a full day event (full agenda), and you are welcome to attend what you please. Please register here.   WCTI is hosting the afternoon panel entitled: Aligning the Human, Technical, and Business Aspects of the New Energy Era …

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Confirming our business model hypotheses can be a frustrating part of starting a business. This is due to the fact that hypotheses can be wrong! Thus making you change your current business model into something completely different. In the end, it still brings you one step further on the path to finalizing your business plan. …

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Slow points in start up businesses are rough. We are at a point where we need to start confirming some of our hypotheses. We spent a good portion of the week trying to confirm some of the databases that we could obtain for our website. We scheduled two meetings for next week in order to understand …

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Detours

Things have started to slow down a little amongst the interns. Having put together the business model, I believe it is time for a detour from the business end of things and talk about the other side of working at WCTI.   I am now the keeper of the calendar. Working on scheduling events is …

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We’re steadily moving into week 4 of the entrepreneurial process and we’re starting to notice that this is a lot more difficult than any of us expected. A bit of background before talking about the difficulties we are running into: as of last week, we chose to completely dedicate our time to developing Oriole, we …

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Mentorship is something that greatly benefits any entrepreneur in their journey as they create their startup. This week, we unexpectedly received valuable insight from a number of mentors. WCTI held an event called Mentorship night on July 14th where we were able to pitch our business to mentors. Mentorship Night turned out to be great and …

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