Entrepreneur Program / Blog

Older Posts
EforAll News Feed

Entrepreneur Past Events

Featured Entrepreneur

Thomas O'Hearn :
On the Spot

Summer 16 Mid-Pitch

On Tuesday, July 19th over 60 people came to Lawrence Restaurant El Taller to support the EforAll 2016 Summer Lowell-Lawrence Accelerator Class in their “Mid-Pitch”. Marking the halfway point of the accelerator, entrepreneurs had two and a half minutes to present their organizations, the results of their customer surveys, and their goals for the duration of the accelerator. Phil Caruso, founder of Mini-Mole LLC described his experience saying that, “Being able to present at the mid-pitch, surrounded by so many friendly people, was a great chance to practice my presentation skills and prepare for the final pitch.” David Parker, CEO of EforAll, said, “It was great to see an inspiring turnout of families, mentors, and interested individuals. Everyone I talked to said that they were impressed with how well our Entrepreneurs did, and just how far they have come since starting.” Although, many of the entrepreneurs admitted that they were nervous going into the pitch, they all did a tremendous job, and it was great to see the EforAll community come together!

Screen Shot 2016-08-03 at 5.03.17 PMIMG_4993



EforAll welcomes Lianna Kushi back, as Executive Director of Lowell-Lawrence site

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: EforAll welcomes Lianna Kushi back, as Executive Director of Lowell-Lawrence site

Lianna Kushi HeadshotLowell, MA -- Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) is excited to announce that Lianna Kushi will rejoin the organization as the Executive Director of the EforAll Lowell-Lawrence English language program. Lianna will will be working to fulfill EforAll’s mission to improve economic and social vitality in the cities of Lowell and Lawrence and their surrounding towns.

EforAll CEO David Parker said “We at EforAll are tremendously excited to have Lianna back. Her energy, experience, and enthusiasm for the EforAll mission will take the Lowell-Lawrence English Program to the next level.”

After working with EforAll for four years, Lianna went off to work with tech start-up FamilyID and the Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership. She brings a breadth of experience in program outreach, recruitment, management, and fundraising.

Lianna stated, “I’m looking forward to working with our talented and diverse entrepreneurs, mentors, and experts in order to advance the EforAll mission of social and economic impact in Lowell and Lawrence.

EforAll Announces Summer Accelerator Finalists

EforAll logo copy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: EforAll Announces Summer Accelerator Finalists

Lowell-Lawrence, MA - After extensive review of an impressive applicant pool, Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) is proud to announce the Summer 2016 Accelerator finalists. EforAll Lowell-Lawrence will welcome 15 ventures to the twelve-week intensive program.

The for-profit and nonprofit ventures will receive training and mentorship, in order to launch or scale their ideas. Accelerator classes are led by industry experts. At the end of the accelerator, finalists will compete for thousands of dollars in cash prizes. Below you’ll find a brief description of each of the finalists.

ActivityFinder founder Art Wu provides a strategic event search and sign-up tool, which integrates calendars and is aimed towards consumers and event vendors, in order to help facilitate planning processes.

Eggy Alper creates handcrafted, eco-friendly, long-lasting, and unique wax lamps and luminaire through her company ArtGlo Lighting. These fixtures create vivid glow through LED batteries or electricity while avoiding candle flames and burning fumes. ArtGlo also offers activities for children's parties.

With Assemble Lab, Sharon Drelick aims to assist designers in taking the next step to actually create their products. The company focuses on development and manufacturing and offers patternmaking, development sewing, costing, technology packs, sourcing, and production management and consulting.

Dara of Bilingual Accounting Services wants to address the financial issues of individuals through bookkeeping, monthly and annual closing, and tax filing.

Tararith Kho is looking to implement a Cambodian Culture After-School Program to work with kids in the community with homework help, Cambodian language skills, culture training (including dancing, music, kickboxing, cooking, and games), while also bridging the gap between first and second generation Cambodian Americans.

Interactive Treasures, founded by Charlie Russell, communicates teachings of Jesus without necessarily focusing on general religious stories and songs. Instead, he would like to communicate and discuss Jesus’ actual teachings, how to live a moral life, and how to treat others. To include as many individuals as possible, he will offer versions for Christians and non-Christians.

Luciana Calvin Photography is a small studio with focus on family portraiture founded by Luciana Calvin. She offers design consultations and shooting for specific rooms to match decor. To create the best product, she walks through clothing, props, and location options.

Phil Caruso of Mini-Mole LLC has designed robotic floor cleaners which tackle hard floors and can uniquely fit under low-clearance furniture.

Through Outskərts, Linda Shottes Bouchard is creating sustainable women's outdoor to street wear clothing. Her first product is an insulated skirt. Her work will involve local creators and designers.

Power of Self-Education (POSE) Inc. is a faith-based 501(c(3) nonprofit founded by Kat Everett. Its mission is to empower self-sustained social responsibility through education while minimizing the barriers limiting individuals. They offer services for community members, groups, churches/, and individuals. POSE wants to reshape traditional views of education by helping individuals to thrive in all areas of life.

Refuge is a drawing and painting studio to assist young artists founded by fellow artist and teacher, Nikki. Refuge promotes positive community outreach and the development of critical thinking skills.

Small Off the Grid Homes founder Franallen Acosta is restoring travel trailers and converting them into homes to offer alternative housing where affordable housing is in need.

Take-In, a weekly meal delivery service by Charles Vanijcharoenkarn, is partnered with aspiring and semi-professional chefs to help busy people without the time to cook. While offering free marketing to chefs and a convenient service to individuals, a portion of profits is donated to local food charities.

The GrownUp Project, founded by Bianca Mauro, assists adults with career change by providing a network of coaches and professional support. The organization will also show school children and college students the wide breadth of career opportunities available to them and bring in successful industry speakers from out-of-the-box careers.

Keri Steckler of Tick Tock, LLC. has devised a system of sticker rewards charts for the children's healthcare market. The charts hook where needed (e.g. medication bottle to track medication, bathroom doorknob to assist potty training) and work by removing a sticker to represent completion of a task. The system has proven success.

To reach these entrepreneurs or EforAll, please contact Andy Vargas at andy@eforall.org or 978-476-3576.