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276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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December 2014

Workshop with Paul Silva: “Sharks with Halos: An Introduction to Angel and Venture Capitalists”

December 3, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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In this workshop you'll learn about the different flavors of equity financing: angels, angel networks, synidcates, and venture capital. For each, you'll learn: What motivates them? Relative Pros and Cons When & how to best approach them for funding Directions Valley Venture Mentors World Headquarters 1500 Main St (Suite 252), Springfield MA, 01115 1. Recommend you park in the Tower Square parking garage, level A 2. There are two sets of elevators, park near and then take the elevator with…

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Lunch with a Startup : CityStrides

December 5, 2014 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Have lunch with one of our startups! This is a more informal mentorship opportunity, where one VVM startup will have the chance to talk about their current challenges, and you will have the chance to provide feedback. Food provided.

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Lunch with a Startup : Caswell Communications

December 12, 2014 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Have lunch with one of our startups! This is a more informal mentorship opportunity, where one VVM startup will have the chance to talk about their current challenges, and you will have the chance to provide feedback. Food provided.

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Workshop: ‘Launching What’s New’, Marketing with Michelle van Schouwen

December 17, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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In Launching What's New, Michelle will share 50 facts you need to know for your marketing launch. Some are real "aha" moments. The format will be a short talk about effective ways to launch new products/services, important messaging and entire brands and companies, followed by Q&A and discussion. 

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Lunch with a Startup : Heartfelt Fine Gifts

December 19, 2014 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Have lunch with one of our startups! This is a more informal mentorship opportunity, where one VVM startup will have the chance to talk about their current challenges, and you will have the chance to provide feedback. Food provided.

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January 2015

Sharks & Halos

January 7, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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In this workshop you'll learn about the different flavors of equity financing: angels, angel networks, synidcates, and venture capital. For each, you'll learn: What motivates them? Relative Pros and Cons When & how to best approach them for funding

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Lunch with a Startup : BYOFamily

January 9, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Have lunch with one of our startups! This is a more informal mentorship opportunity, where one VVM startup will have the chance to talk about their current challenges, and you will have the chance to provide feedback. Food provided. The entrepreneur's Ask: "I need help thinking about BYOFamily as a civic innovation package that communities would purchase and stylize to their own needs and not as a site that I own and sell ads on. I want to shift the revenue…

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Workshop: Expand Your Reach and Grow with Podcasting

January 21, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Podcasting is one of the hottest marketing tools for businesses today. With low start up cost (-$100) and high impact, podcasting is perfect for small and mid-sized business owners. Get that marketing edge by starting and growing a show quickly, (including getting on the iTunes New and Noteworthy), how to create a stand-out show that creates new business leads while becoming a recognizable expert in your field. Discover how to create a workflow that makes podcasting manageable with a busy schedule…

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February 2015

CoWorkSpringfield Meet and Greet

February 10, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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CoWorkSpringfield's February Meet and Greet with Guest Speaker Leanne Sedlak, Owner of Skin Catering. Starting off with one business model and morphing into today what is known as an area leader in the industry, Skin Catering has learned many valuable lessons. As a female-owned small business, Leanne enjoys giving back by sharing what she has learned along her journey. RSVP required - follow link below.

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“Want to Make More Money? All You Have to do is Ask!”

February 17, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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When was the last time you had a heart-to-heart discussion with your customers? An open-ended, no holds barred dialogue where they told why they loved about you… As well as what they thought you could do better. Tapping into customer’s motivations, frustrations, and decision-making processes unlocks the hidden potential trapped in every business. Want to Make More Money? All You Have To Do Is Ask! borrows leading-edge concepts from the entrepreneurial ecosystem to enhance profitability and increase revenue through customer…

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March 2015

Lunch with a Startup: FEAT Socks

March 6, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Have lunch with one of our startups! This is a more informal mentorship opportunity, where one VVM startup will have the chance to talk about their current challenges, and you will have the chance to provide feedback. Food provided.

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Valley Venture Mentors Monthly Meeting

March 11, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Startup entrepreneurs often lack a deep network of relationships, severely decreasing their survivability.  Meanwhile, many business executives love to mentor but lack a way of easily and enjoyably finding and helping the right ventures.   A small team of entrepreneurs and business leaders co-founded Valley venture Mentors in 2011 to solve this problem.  The format is simple: put the right people in the same room, give them just enough structure, and then funnel the collisions :). The program meets monthly so that mentors have a chance to build real relationships…

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Lunch with a Startup: PetSimpl

March 13, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Have lunch with one of our startups! This is a more informal mentorship opportunity, where one VVM startup will have the chance to talk about their current challenges, and you will have the chance to provide feedback. Food provided.

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Lunch with a Startup: BeTH

March 27, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Have lunch with one of our startups! This is a more informal mentorship opportunity, where one VVM startup will have the chance to talk about their current challenges, and you will have the chance to provide feedback. Food provided.

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April 2015

Networking Workshop

April 1, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Networking Workshop with Jeremy Casey - presented by Valley Venture Mentors.

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Valley Venture Mentors Monthly Meeting

April 8, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Join a meeting of the minds between start-ups and mentors. This is a monthly meeting held at the Valley Venture Mentors' Accelerator location on street level.

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May 2015

Lunch with a Startup: Open Source High

May 8, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Have lunch with one of our startups! This is a more informal mentorship opportunity, where one VVM startup will have the chance to talk about their current challenges, and you will have the chance to provide feedback. Food provided.

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Valley Venture Mentors Monthly Meeting

May 13, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Startup entrepreneurs often lack a deep network of relationships, severely decreasing their survivability.  Meanwhile, many business executives love to mentor but lack a way of easily and enjoyably finding and helping the right ventures.  A small team of entrepreneurs and business leaders co-founded Valley venture Mentors in 2011 to solve this problem.  The format is simple: put the right people in the same room, give them just enough structure, and then funnel the collisions :).   The program meets monthly so that mentors have a chance to build real relationships and…

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Lunch with a Startup: Heartfelt Fine Gifts

May 15, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Have lunch with one of our startups! This is a more informal mentorship opportunity, where one VVM startup will have the chance to talk about their current challenges, and you will have the chance to provide feedback. Food provided.

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Lunch with a Startup: Fortunate Sons Hot Sauce

May 22, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Have lunch with one of our startups! This is a more informal mentorship opportunity, where one VVM startup will have the chance to talk about their current challenges, and you will have the chance to provide feedback. Food provided.

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June 2015

Lunch with a Startup: NextLevel.Healthcare

June 5, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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NextLevel.Healthcare brings medical businesses and technologies together. Have lunch with one of our startups! This is a more informal mentorship opportunity, where one VVM startup will have the chance to talk about their current challenges, and you will have the chance to provide feedback. Food provided.

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Valley Venture Mentors Meeting

June 10, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Startup entrepreneurs often lack a deep network of relationships, severely decreasing their survivability. Meanwhile, many business executives love to mentor but lack a way of easily and enjoyably finding and helping the right ventures. A small team of entrepreneurs and business leaders co-founded Valley venture Mentors in 2011 to solve this problem. The format is simple: put the right people in the same room, give them just enough structure, and then funnel the collisions :). The program meets monthly so…

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Lunch with a Startup: Food on a Truck

June 12, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Have lunch with one of our startups! This is a more informal mentorship opportunity, where one VVM startup will have the chance to talk about their current challenges, and you will have the chance to provide feedback. Food provided.

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Lunch with a Startup: Grit ‘N Wit

June 19, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Grit 'N Wit: Obstacle course racing is the fastest growing sport in the U.S. Grit 'N Wit is the only OCR in New England where brain meets brawn. Have lunch with one of our startups! This is a more informal mentorship opportunity, where one VVM startup will have the chance to talk about their current challenges, and you will have the chance to provide feedback. Food provided.

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Lunch with a Startup: Do+Make Business District

June 26, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Have lunch with one of our startups! This is a more informal mentorship opportunity, where one VVM startup will have the chance to talk about their current challenges, and you will have the chance to provide feedback. Food provided.

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July 2015

Valley Venture Mentors Meeting

July 8, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Startup entrepreneurs often lack a deep network of relationships, severely decreasing their survivability. Meanwhile, many business executives love to mentor but lack a way of easily and enjoyably finding and helping the right ventures. A small team of entrepreneurs and business leaders co-founded Valley venture Mentors in 2011 to solve this problem. The format is simple: put the right people in the same room, give them just enough structure, and then funnel the collisions :). The program meets monthly so…

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Lunch with a Startup: Spark Creative Springfield

July 10, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Spark Creative Springfield is a creative services firm with a focus on product creation, innovative marketing, corporate gifting, events, and retail/sales consulting. Started by VVM Alum, Mischa Epstein. Have lunch with one of our startups! This is a more informal mentorship opportunity, where one VVM startup will have the chance to talk about their current challenges, and you will have the chance to provide feedback. Food provided.

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Lunch with a Startup: Open Source High

July 17, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Open Source High is building a database of student-generated educational videos via nationwide competitions involving cash prizes per topic. Have lunch with one of our startups! This is a more informal mentorship opportunity, where one VVM startup will have the chance to talk about their current challenges, and you will have the chance to provide feedback. Food provided.

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Lunch with a Startup: Bhlue Publishing

July 24, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Bhlue Publishing offers career guidance for young people that focuses on success without a 4 year degree. Have lunch with one of our startups! This is a more informal mentorship opportunity, where one VVM startup will have the chance to talk about their current challenges, and you will have the chance to provide feedback. Food provided.

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Lunch with a Startup: EDENIS

July 31, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Have lunch with one of our startups! This is a more informal mentorship opportunity, where one VVM startup will have the chance to talk about their current challenges, and you will have the chance to provide feedback. Food provided.

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August 2015

Valley Venture Mentors Meeting

August 12, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Startup entrepreneurs often lack a deep network of relationships, severely decreasing their survivability. Meanwhile, many business executives love to mentor but lack a way of easily and enjoyably finding and helping the right ventures. A small team of entrepreneurs and business leaders co-founded Valley venture Mentors in 2011 to solve this problem. The format is simple: put the right people in the same room, give them just enough structure, and then funnel the collisions :). The program meets monthly so…

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November 2015

Valley Venture Mentors

November 11, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Monthly Mentor-ship Meeting

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December 2015

Valley Venture Mentors

December 9, 2015 @ 5:00 am - 7:30 pm
Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Monthly Mentorship Meeting

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January 2016

Valley Venture Mentors Mtg.

January 13, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Entrepreneurs are invited to attend this fun work session/meeting to work with local mentors to gain valuable insight into becoming a startup and moving forward.

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Valley Venture Mentors Mtg.

January 13, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Entrepreneurs are invited to attend this fun work session/meeting to work with local mentors to gain valuable insight into becoming a startup and moving forward.

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Valley Venture Mentors Mtg.

January 19, 2016 @ 5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Join the experts at Valley Venture Mentors to learn more about building your own business, and to share your own knowledge. All are welcome every third Tuesday of the month.

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February 2019

February Community Night at VVM

February 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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This is a fun, fast-paced, and casual event connecting you & amazing startups. Free beer, wine, snacks, and childcare is provided to help fuel the evening's festivities! Meet us in our new space at VVHub at 276 Bridge St.

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March 2019

March Community Night

March 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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This is a fun, fast-paced, and casual event connecting you & amazing startups. Free beer, wine, snacks, and childcare is provided to help fuel the evening's festivities!

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November 2019

VVM Listening Sessions

November 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on November 7, 2019 at 5:00 pm

One event on November 12, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on November 13, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Valley Venture Mentors invite you to help VVM plan their Future State. They're holding stakeholder listening sessions to help validate their concept of how they will fulfill their mission into the future. Based on a process they learned in MassMutual’s recent Up Leadership Academy, they have been generously supported to engage in a planning process. Please choose a session and register today. Wednesday, November 6, 5-6:30pm at Valley Venture Hub Thursday, November 7 ,5-6:30pm at Valley Venture Hub Tuesday, November 12,…

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VVM Listening Sessions

November 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on November 7, 2019 at 5:00 pm

One event on November 12, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on November 13, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Valley Venture Mentors invite you to help VVM plan their Future State. They're holding stakeholder listening sessions to help validate their concept of how they will fulfill their mission into the future. Based on a process they learned in MassMutual’s recent Up Leadership Academy, they have been generously supported to engage in a planning process. Please choose a session and register today. Wednesday, November 6, 5-6:30pm at Valley Venture Hub Thursday, November 7 ,5-6:30pm at Valley Venture Hub Tuesday, November 12,…

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VVM Listening Sessions

November 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on November 7, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on November 12, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on November 13, 2019 at 9:00 am

Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Valley Venture Mentors invite you to help VVM plan their Future State. They're holding stakeholder listening sessions to help validate their concept of how they will fulfill their mission into the future. Based on a process they learned in MassMutual’s recent Up Leadership Academy, they have been generously supported to engage in a planning process. Please choose a session and register today. Wednesday, November 6, 5-6:30pm at Valley Venture Hub Thursday, November 7 ,5-6:30pm at Valley Venture Hub Tuesday, November 12,…

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VVM Listening Sessions

November 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on November 7, 2019 at 5:00 pm

One event on November 12, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on November 13, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Valley Venture Mentors invite you to help VVM plan their Future State. They're holding stakeholder listening sessions to help validate their concept of how they will fulfill their mission into the future. Based on a process they learned in MassMutual’s recent Up Leadership Academy, they have been generously supported to engage in a planning process. Please choose a session and register today. Wednesday, November 6, 5-6:30pm at Valley Venture Hub Thursday, November 7 ,5-6:30pm at Valley Venture Hub Tuesday, November 12,…

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January 2020

Business 101 Workshop at VVM

January 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Interested in starting a business but don’t know where to start? Have an idea you don’t know how to pursue ? Just looking for a business basic run through to expand your skill set? Then come join VVM for this free Business 101 workshop hosted by Valley Venture Mentors and the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center .

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