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Accelerator Awards!

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Join us for a dinner celebration where we will award $250,000 to our graduates as we continue to build momentum igniting and supporting an entrepreneurial renaissance in the Pioneer Valley! April 30th, 2015 5:00 – 6:00pm Reception, Entertainment, and Startup Showcase 6:00 – 8:30pm Plated Dinner and Awards Program MassMutual Center, Springfield, MA Interested in being a [...]

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Upcoming VVM Events

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Get details, directions and register for our events here. In addition to our monthly mentorship meeting, VVM offers biweekly events, usually hosted at our space in Springfield. Wednesdays: A member of the VVM community hosts a weekly workshop. These range from Pitch Camps to Sales/Marketing discussions. Fridays: Informal mentorship lunches, where anyone is welcome to [...]

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Accelerator Startups’ Progress in second 30 days

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In the 30 days between the last two VVM Accelerator bootcamp weekends… Wonder Crew (doing to the blue toy aisle what Goldieblox and similar startups have done for the pink) – Raised >$40k in pre-sales via crowdfunding platform Kickstarter thanks to help provided by fellow accelerator teams PetSimpl & Worksafe Technologies. Feat Socks (premium consumer [...]

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VVM Value #1: Make everything fun

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Fun is one of VVM’s unfair competitive advantages.  Here is why… People assume you have to make things formal and stuffy if you want to be “real.”  Formal and stuffy is a drag.  People who help you eventually do it out of a sense of duty… which wears out over time. Make everything fun and [...]

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