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December’s Top Startup Events: ‘Tis the Season of Pitch Nights

Excited to grow your network in the New England startup ecosystem? Then look no further! These are the top startup events in December you don’t want to miss - both in Boston and in the surrounding area. There are networking events, pitch nights, demo days, and multiple learning opportunities. Check them out!


Startup R&D Demo Day

Date: Wednesday, December 1st from 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT

Location: Harvard School of Engineering (Cambridge, MA)

Price: Free


The Harvard School of Engineering is showcasing 20 startups for their R&D Demo Day. The startups span industries of health and wellness, education, food and beverage, finance, fashion, and sports. Come hear the teams’ presentations, speak one-on-one with the founders, and meet some new innovators in the Boston startup scene.



2021 Tech10 Awards

Date: Wednesday, December 1st from 5:30pm - 8:00pm EDT

Location: District Hall Providence (Providence, RI)

Price: $80


The 2021 Tech10 Awards recognizes the individuals and companies driving innovation and growth across Rhode Island’s technology ecosystem.



EforAll Cape Cod Winter 2021 Pitch Contest

Date: Monday, December 6th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm EDT

Location: Cape Cod Beer (Hyannis, MA)

Price: Free


EforAll Cape Cod is hosting a Pitch Competition. It is both free to apply to pitch and free to attend as an audience member. If selected, you’ll have 2.5 minutes to pitch your idea to a panel of judges. Prizes are as follows: 1st place is $1,000, 2nd place is $750 and both 3rd place and the Fan Favorite will win $500. Ideas at all stages are welcome.



Creative Startup Funding Resources

Date: Tuesday, December 7th from 7:00pm - 8:30pm EDT

Location: Online

Price: $10


There are more ways to raise money for your startup. You, of course, could go the friends and family, angel investor or VC route. But you also have the ability to apply for and win non-dilutive government and foundation grants. This panel will walk you through that process -- and how to leverage other (non-conventional) resources to fund your startup.



EforAll Lowell Holiday Pitch Contest

Date: Wednesday, December 8th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT

Location: El Taller Bookstore & Cafe (Lawrence, MA)

Price: Free


EforAll Lowell is hosting a Pitch Competition. It is both free to apply to pitch and free to attend as an audience member. If selected, you’ll have 2.5 minutes to pitch your idea to a panel of judges. Prizes are as follows: 1st place is $1,000, 2nd place is $750 and both 3rd place and the Fan Favorite will win $500. Ideas at all stages are welcome.



Coffee Networking with Boston Entrepreneurs

Date: Thursday, December 9th from 10:00am - 11:00am EDT

Location: District Hall Boston (Boston, MA)

Price: Free


This is an in-person networking event for the Boston entrepreneurial community. Grab a cup of coffee and mingle with fellow entrepreneurs and startup enthusiasts.



Fall 2021 Accelerator Final Presentations

Date: Monday, December 13th, Tuesday, December 14th and Wednesday, December 15th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT

Location: Osterville Village Library (Barnstable, MA)

Price: Free


Hear from the EforAll Cape Cod Accelerator Cohort! The Fall 2021 startups will be sharing their final presentations in front of judges, mentors, family and friends. Each entrepreneur will have 10 minutes to present their business or non-profit and then the judges will have 10 minutes to ask questions.



IMPACT Accelerator Pitch-Off

Date: Friday, December 17th from 4:00pm - 6:30pm EDT

Location: Online

Price: Free


Here ten medical device startups selected for the IMPACT Accelerator Program pitch their innovation to a panel of investors. These startups have been working with M2D2, Asahi Intecc, and Boston Scientific to advance the commercialization of their innovation through the IMPACT Accelerator Program.



Blacked Owned Boston Holiday Pop Up Shop

Date: Sunday, December 19th from 12:00pm - 4:00pm EDT

Location: District Hall Boston (Boston, MA)

Price: Free


Come do your holiday shopping! This pop-up is exhibiting the hottest Blacked Owned Businesses in the Boston Area. Check it out and make it a day of shopping, music, food, drinks and more!



Storytelling as a Fundraising Strategy for Your Startup

Date: Tuesday, December 21st from 7:00pm - 8:30pm EDT

Location: Online

Price: $10


This panel will help you, the entrepreneur, think through how you can utilize your brand, marketing and storytelling to pitch angel investors and VCs when raising your first (or next) round.



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