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Winter 2017 Accelerator Mid-Pitch

On a cold and snow filled Tuesday night on January 17th at the El Taller Cafe in Lawrence, MA something incredibly magical and brave was happening. 11 nerve filled Entrepreneurs took the stage, many for the first time, to share their business.

Friends, Family and Mentors listen intently

With a crowd of over 60 people watching on, many of our Entrepreneurs were nervous but ready to share their ideas.

Andrea Machado from Phoenix Rising Pizza

With the difficult task of going first, Andrea Machado from Phoenix rising pizza has the audience hungry to try their wood fire oven cooked pizza cooked inside of a mobile food truck!

Maryelle from Maryelle Artistry absolutely WOWS the crowd with her past clients. Her brushes has graced the faces of the likes of Patriots players to Vice President Joe Biden!

Lindsay Joseph from GreaterNOW

Lindsay Joseph is a career and life coach that seeks to change the world one female CEO at a time.

Barbara Rodriguez, Founder of Make Me Over

Inspiring and building confidence in women through the powers of words and make up pallets. Make me Over can host your next women empowerment party!

Vicky Theng with Angel Bella Bakery

“I want to share traditional baked goods from Cambodia, Vietnam and China with everyone”. Usually quiet and reserved, Vicky from Angel Bella Bakery gives the crowd a taste of her home.

Andreina Viera, V.A.S.

Andreina, Founder and CEO of Viera Administrative Solutions wants to “take care of your administrative needs so that you can concentrate on money generating activities.”

Daniela Valdivia from Vibra Tours

Daniela gets the crowd in the vacation mood with her expertise in traveling. She specializes in Spanish language tours around the New England area, Cuba, and Peru.

Olu Ibrahim, Kids In Tech

“There are 16 jobs for every person holding a bachelors in Computer Science..” This is where jobs are going and Olu Ibrahim’s goal is to expose more young people to Tech through intentional programming. The crowd excitedly agreed.

Gabby Davis, Made In Lowell

Catalyzing economic change and bringing communities back together through fun and exciting events, Gabby Davis absolutely had fire in her words.

Rajia Abdelaziz and Ray Hamilton from InvisaWear

Rajia and Ray really opened up the audiences’ eyes with statistics about the safety of women and students across the U.S.. “We made this product to help people feel safer”.

Elsabel Ricon, Welcome Immigrant Network

Elsabel Ricon stood in front of the crowd and told her story and the story of so many immigrants. The crowd was moved and intrigued with W.I.N. and how they would help so many families.

Mentors and Entrepreneurs

The Mentors were so proud of the Entrepreneurs.



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Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) is accelerating economic and social impact through entrepreneurship in mid-sized cities.