WCTI is a sponsor of the following event
Please join the Worcester Student Government Association (WSGA) at the second annual Worcester-wide networking event – Lead the Way: Connecting Worcester’s Emerging Leaders. Our keynote will be delivered by local alumni and entrepreneur Nick Pelletier of Pelletier Properties while attendees enjoy complementary light refreshments courtesy of Revolution Pie + Pint.
We invite all students, both undergrad and graduate, in the Worcester consortium to network with fellow professionals in the city. Professionals will be from various backgrounds, including: business, non-profit, health care, and government.
We also invite all professionals in the city to join us in this fun event. Share your wisdom and career story with current college students.
This event is free and open to the public. Free refreshments will be provided. Please register through this Eventbrite link to reserve your spot as there will be a cap to this event. You can also check out our Facebook event, here: https://www.facebook.com/events/266792494201901.
Location: Revolution Pie + Pint, 50 Franklin St
Date: April 15, 2019
Attire: Business Casual
Parking: Street parking available, in addittion to surrounding parking garages
Transportation Options: Taxi, Uber, Lyft, WRTA
Questions? Please contact the WSGA at firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t forget your business cards!
StartUp Worcester is an initiative of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, 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.
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.
Join WCTI and Action! By Design for a tour of the Casella Recycling Facility in Auburn. Located at 15 Hardscrapple Rd in Auburn, this facility processes the recyclables collected in Worcester. Part of our Trash Talk series and in conjunction with a Brown Bag Lunch with the general manager of the facility, this tour will take a first-hand look at where Worcester’s recycling goes and what happens to our recycling once it leaves our homes.
Come join us for a fun and educational tour of an innovative facility!
For those willing and interested in carpooling -please meet in front of the Printers Building in Worcester, located at 44 Portland St, at 8:30am.
Please register: TOUR REGISTRATION
MassCEC's Catalyst Program provides grants of up to $65,000 to researchers and early-stage companies looking to demonstrate initial prototypes of their clean energy and water technologies.
Eligible applicants must be either a principal Investigator (“PI”) at a Massachusetts-based nonprofit research institution or a Massachusetts-based early stage clean energy company with no more than $1 million in combined financing, grant funding and revenues within the past 5 years and have four or fewer full-time equivalent employees. Student teams with a faculty member or researcher who will act as the PI and will be responsible for the management of the grant and institution’s reporting requirement are also eligible to apply.
This program is currently OPEN.
Key Dates and Proposal Support:
The application period opens on January 28, 2019, and proposals are due on March 14, 2019 before 4:00pm EST. Finalists will be invited to pitch their idea in May 2019, and winners will be notified in June 2019.
Our team is available to help with questions you have on your proposal. Check back here for more information on our scheduled office hours events!
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Join WCTI and Action! By Design for a Brown Bag Lunch with Paul Degnan, the General Manager of the Casella Recycling Facility. We will discuss the journey our recycling takes from curb to recycling plant, the challenges faced along the way, international concerns, and the improvements that can be made to our current system.
Part of our Trash Talk series, this Brown Bag Lunch event will help us conceptualize the issues and processes involved in recycling and the larger impact they have on the Worcester community. As Worcester wrestles with these issues around waste and recycling, we hope to gain insight and education from Paul and activate members of the community to take action and play a role in realizing impact-driven growth and change. Following this event, on March 15th, we have scheduled a tour of the Casella recycling plant to further educate ourselves on the recycling situation in Worcester.
Register for the tour TOUR REGISTRATION.
Come join us for network building and learning at the Worcester Cleantech Incubator!
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER FORECAST. WE ARE WORKING TO SCHEDULE A NEW TIME FOR THE EVENT. For any questions please contact us at email@example.com
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Interested in using renewable energy without investing in equipment? Join us at this event to learn more.
"Community solar is a new model that's revolutionizing access to renewable energy and saving subscribers money on their electricity bills. Join members of the New York-based cleantech company PowerMarket at WCTI to learn how it works, have a bite and a drink, and see if you're eligible to join a brand new project just south of Worcester.
Free and open to the public. Food and drinks provided. Bring your friends! Please REGISTER so we know how much food/drinks to get.
Join us in our first Networking night of 2019, featuring a talk with Jeff Lynch, Founder and President of IdleSmart. Also, a former member of WCTI.
Jeff and his team have worked over the past seven years developing “an automated engine start stop solution that reduces overnight idle time, provides year-round cab comfort and maintains fleet up-time by keeping batteries charged and engines warm.”
Jeff is also an “accomplished executive skilled in planning, launching and leading growth initiatives in areas of business development, product, sales and strategy and customer operations. Fifteen years of experience and a strong record of success leading large organizations where technology is a key strategic business component. Significant achievements leading multiple P&Ls and business functions in a Fortune 300 company and proven ability to span business and technical organizations as a business transformer.
WCTI is excited to announce a new partnership effort with member company Action! by Design for 2019! Each quarter, we will be tackling themed issues and opportunities related to our Worcester community through events and community engagement experiences.
Our first event will be a documentary screening night at WCTI on Thursday, January 10 at 6pm. Our first theme cycle? Trash Talk. During Trash Talk, we tackle issues around waste and recycling to start conversations that get members of the community thinking and inspired to take action in realizing impact-driven growth and change.
This is a problem, that many of us, Worcester residents, can relate to.
Reel Issues is a community screening series we will be hosting quarterly. These events will bring people together to view documentaries, films, and art pieces that aim to educate the greater Worcester community on issues that impact our lives and encourage conversations that lead to action.
This free event is BYOB!
Date: Thursday, January 10th
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
From formation to first customers and everything between, a panel of successful entrepreneurs will share their stories. Entrepreneurship can be exciting, scary, isolating, overwhelming and amazingly satisfying - all at once!
Larry Genovesi, CTO, Embue
Stacy Chin, CEO, Hydroglyde Coatings
Ross Tsakas, CEO, Eulysis
Matt Naimoli, Co-Founder, G&N Insurnace
Zack Gould, Co-Founder, G&N Insurance
Bryan Coleman, Founder, Coleman CPA
Ryan Canuel, CEO, Petricore
Nick Belsito, CEO, OpenCity.co
The Venture Forum would like to invite you to a free event (but you MUST register) for any current member, sponsor, volunteer, AND for anyone interested or considering volunteering or wishing to learn more about The Venture Forum.
Do you look forward to staying up to date on local startups? Do you want to know who the local manufacturing experts are? On October 24th, local hardware startups will pitch their unique problems and products to a panel of manufacturing and supply chain experts. Hosted in partnership with Adam Rodrigues of the Greentown Labs Manufacturing Initiative.
Register to attend, space is limited.
WCTI will be hosting a dozen companies from Quebec through the Canadian Consulate. These companies will be on a week long trip through New England. On the morning of October 5th they will be visiting WCTI to learn about the CleanTech ecosystem in central Massachusetts. While they are here we will make targeted introductions that will support the core mission of each attendee.
Member, Susan Buchan of E4TheFuture will be speaking with Lead R&D Engineer Babak Enyati from National Grid about the plans for a community owned microgrid in Worcester. Prof. Chuck Agosta of Clark University will speak about the microgrid he has built on Clark University campus.
This event is well attended by utilities, engineers and ISOs. Come connect with students, entrepreneurs and researchers working in the energy industry. Learn about current tech and policy concerns affecting the energy industry in an all-day event.
NEWIN will bring the local water community together for networking and knowledge sharing. Join us to learn about water innovation trends and discuss the innovation outlook for the next 3-5 years with international water experts and leaders.
See here for the full program as well as details on panelists and speakers, the water innovation breakout sessions and the Headwaters Innovation Prize.
MASS DRIVE CLEAN - an initiative brought to you by the Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs, MassDEP, National Grid, in conjunction with the Worcester Clean Tech Incubator - is proud to announce its third year at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. This public event is held as part of National Drive Electric Week, a nationwide celebration to promote and highlight the advantages and technology in plug-in electric vehicles and motorcycles. The event is open to all Massachusetts residents and will provide the opportunity to test drive a variety of the newest generation of electric vehicles. Participants will also be able to learn more about rebates and incentives available through the MOR-EV program.