InventiveLabs announces Pitch Competition sponsored by Microsoft for entrepreneurs with Dyslexia, ADHD or Autism
Over $200K in prizes for the teams are already committed. Angel investors will be attending the competition.
By: InventiveLabs, LLC
"Microsoft is thrilled to support InventiveLabs as they highlight the incredible strengths of dyslexic, autistic, and ADHD minds. At Microsoft, we are helping to empower ALL individuals to achieve more and it was a perfect alignment with InventiveLabs to help fulfill this mission," states Josh Drew, Microsoft DX Start up Team. Tim Hopper from Microsoft Responsible Sourcing states that "this pitch competition will help increase the awareness and opportunities for companies to engage individuals who offer unique perspectives with a value prop." Joining the founding sponsor Microsoft for the InventiveLabs' Pitch Competition, is Dassault Systèmes, Ascentage Law, Pierce Atwood, Vision Framework, Pen Dragon and S2 Tax, LLC. Potential sponsors are encouraged to contact InventiveLabs.
The Accelerator Program begins February 13, 2017 and runs through May 12, 2017. The Pitch Competition will be held May 5, 2017 in the Boston, Massachusetts area, where teams will present in front of judges and a live audience with angel investors present. The application deadline is December 30, 2016; visit the InventiveLabs website to learn more and apply for the competition. www.inventivelabs.org/
Rick Fiery, co-founder of InventiveLabs, stated, "We are delighted to offer this exciting opportunity to these talented candidates who have chosen to demonstrate their necessary brilliance and start a new business." Tom Bergeron, also co-founder of InventiveLabs, said, "We have a creative environment and structured approach that can help some of our most brilliant and creative thinkers, many of whom possess special skills such as memory recall, hyper-focus and spatial thinking, thrive in the start-up community."
InventiveLabs is a multi-track research center and business incubator, in Amesbury MA, that assists people that think and learn differently: