TechSandBox: MetroWest Innovation Hub 


Annual Pitch Fest December 8, 2016, 6PM:  Where Startups Compete to Pitch to Investors  $5K AWARDED! 

With thanks to all the Sponsors who make this a reality!

Mass Ventures

WPI Foisie School of BusinessWPI Foisie School of Business

          MassCEC grant to TechSandBox Clean Tech and Energy

                    Silicon Valley Bank                Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP         Solect Solar               Pinnacle Equity Solutions

Finals Judging Panel

Jerry Bird, Mass-Ventures

David Verrill, Hub Angels

Jenn Rousseau, Cherrystone Angel Group

Vivek Soni, TiE Angels

Detlef Rethage, President, Nitto Denko Avecia,

$1,000 Judges, $1,000 Audience Choice, NEW: $1,500
Clean Tech/ Energy, $1,500 student

Jerry Bird, Mass-Ventures  Vivek Soni

David Verril, Hub Angels   Jenn Rousseau  Detlef Rethage, Avecia

4 winners, 2 minutes and 1 slide

Qualified tech startups applied online to compete for a slot at the live Pitch Festival December 8th.

Here are the 2016 Finalists and Winners

Advanced Silicon Group
Battery Resourcers -- Clean Tech Winner
CareThread -- Audience Choice Winner
Casterbridge Pharma
Dynamo Micropower
iHope Network -- Judges Choice
NextShift Robotics
Optumi Inc.
Van Cor Threads LLC

The student entrants Student Awardees

AMProtection (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
DropZone (Babson College)




Round 1 Judges (s= student panel judges)

Colleen Bielitz,VP Institutional Advancement,
Becker College (s)

Todd Keiller, WPI Director Intellectual Property
and Innovation (s)

Dan Roach, KNS (former Boston lead)

Patrick Casey, Principal, SPInsight

Pete McDonald, Relationship Manager, Silicon Valley Bank

Paul Joseph, CEO, MetroWest Chamber and Adjunct Professor(s)

Joel Schwartz, former SVP, EMC (s)

Bobbie Carlton, Founder, Innovation Nights

Howard Zaharoff, Partner, Morse Barnes-Brown Pendleton

Todd Keiller Dan Roach  Joel Schwartz, SVP & GM, EMC Bobbie Carlton, MassInno Howard Zaharoff, MBBP Paul Joseph, MW CHamber Colleen Bielitz Pat Casey, SPInsight


Larry Nannis, founder, KNS (retired)

Jim Geisman, Software Pricing Partners

Patrick Casey, SPInsight

Barb Finer, CEO, TechSandBox

Pete McDonald, SVB

Anker Berg-Sonne, CSA, PepperDash

Larry Nannis, TechSandBox Jim Geisman, Software Pricing Partners Pat Casey, SPInsight  Anker Berg-Sonne

TechSandBox, 105B South Street, Hopkinton, MA Exit 21B off I-495. Free parking. Networking after the awards.
Parking is free; extra parking at 107-109 South Street.

Pitch Fest