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.