Our Investors

Our investors are key to the success of our programming and the businesses we work with. The following investors have helped us grow and many provide continuing support:

Growth Partners

  • Citizens Bank
  • Deshpande Foundation
  • Chris Gabrieli
  • Mass Growth Capital Corporation
  • Massachusetts Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Smith Family Foundation
  • Surdna Foundation
  • Josh Tolkoff


  • The Boston Foundation
  • Citi
  • Curry Printing
  • Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation
  • Ernst & Young
  • Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • People’s United Community Foundation
  • Proskauer
  • Staples Foundation for Learning
  • TD Charitable Foundation
  • Theodore Edson Parker Foundation
  • United States Department of Agriculture


  • City of Boston
  • Boston Private Bank & Trust Company
  • Bob's Discount Furniture
  • Enterprise Bank

Educational and Community Partners

  • Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
  • Boston University Institute of Technology, Entrepreneurship & Commercialization
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • Clark University Graduate Schoolof Management
  • Jewish Vocational Services (JVS)
  • Lowell Office of Economic Development
  • Lowell Small Business Assistance Center
  • Northern Essex Community College
  • The Quest Center
  • University of Massachusetts - Lowell
  • Northeastern University