Join the Massachusetts SBA Office and Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce co-sponsored event!

Fri., May 12, 2023 • 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

The Massachusetts SBA Office and Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce are organizing for the 8th year, an educational business event.

The Woostapreneurs Forum intends to connect Greater Worcester to the entrepreneurship ecosystem and business resource providers in central Massachusetts. The conference is designed for existing business owners, budding entrepreneurs, veteran entrepreneurs, millennial entrepreneurs, women-owned businesses, and other underserved entrepreneurs in search of business help. There will be a panel of business success stories, a resource panel discussion, as well as a keynote speaker and the opportunity for attendees to network with resource partners and supporters to learn more about the services they offer.

Who Should Attend: New Businesses I Immigrant Entrepreneurs I Women-Owned I BIPOC-Owned I Veteran-Owned I Millennial-Owned I Budding Entrepreneurs

​This is a free event open to all who wish to attend. Advance registration required.
Supporter or exhibitor registration, contact WRCC.


7:30am – 8:00am Supporters and Resource Partners arrive to set up tables in back of ballroom
8:00am – 8:30am Registration, networking, continental breakfast
8:30am – 8:45am Welcoming remarks
8:45am – 9:45am Success Stories Panel
Hamid Mohaghegh, Family Grounds
Jesse Silverberg, Multiscale Systems
Natalie Rodrigues, Nuestra
Hejoma Garcia, RE/MAX Diverse
Moderator: Jennifer Hernandez, GEM Marketing
9:45am – 10:00am Break/networking
10:00am – 11:00am Experts and Resources Panel
Jennifer McKay, TD Bank
Josh Lee Smith, Bowditch
Darnell Dunn, Rubric Commercial
Charlie Hipwood, MassVentures
Moderator: Liz Cruz, LABO
11:00am – 11:15am Break/networking
11:15am – 11:45am Keynote: Helder Machado “Hack your Company before the Hacker?s do!”
11:50am -12:00pm Closing and post-event networking