Last Friday six of us from Ipswitch helped judge the Catalyst business pitch contest organized by the Merrimac Valley Sandbox.
Through education and mentoring, the Sandbox encourages students to continue the Lowell area’s tradition of entrepreneurship. At the contest last week I and our other judges were excited by all the buzz, energy and enthusiasm. About 40 teams presented their business concept, and the top three won cash prizes. We had fun listening to the pitches and were glad to learn about this pragmatic program to spur entrepreneurial activity. I hope it leads to some mentoring opportunities for our staff.