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Paul Silva and the Valley Venture Mentors Startup Team Is Accelerating the Manufacturing Sector

Valley Venture Mentors Chief Innovation Officer Paul Silva joined me to discuss their new Manufacturing Accelerator Program. VVM has been bringing startups, early stage enterprises, and mentors together at programs and events designed to facilitate entrepreneurship and collisions since 2011. Recently, they received funding from MassDevelopment to create the Massachusetts Manufacturing Accelerator (Mass MAC), an executive training program for manufacturers. The grant will fund the first of a three-year pilot program for Mass MAC, which will deliver intensive and immersive boot-camp style training sessions to advanced manufacturers over several months to help them identify new revenue streams and connect them with new industries and customers. 

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Paul Silva on the WesternMA Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and Business Resources

Paul Silva is the Executive Director of Valley Venture Mentors, a resource supplying support to the entrepreneurial ecosystem by uniting carefully selected startups with high quality business mentors at structured monthly pitch and planning sessions. In this Engine interview, Paul speaks about Western Massachusetts’ growing entrepreneurial ecosystem, and resources to help business owners grow their ventures.

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