CLOSED: FY21 Pathways to Scale Solicitation

CLOSED: FY21 Pathways to Scale Solicitation

RFP No. 2021-JAII-01

The Innovation Institute, a division of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative ("Mass Tech Collaborative" or "MassTech") is issuing this Grant Solicitation (Solicitation No. 2021-JAII-01) to solicit responses from qualified firms interested in receiving grant funding for Entrepreneur Support Organizations or other entities to fund projects that provide mentorship and growth support services for founders who are looking to accelerate performance of high growth firms. Known as the Innovation Institute’s “Pathways to Scale” initiative, this Solicitation is intended to support ESOs or other civic, nonprofit, or academic institutions in their efforts to provide direct professional support through mentor networks for “scaling executive(s)” of growing innovation firms that represent “pillar” firms driving future economic growth in regions across the Commonwealth or within firms that have the potential to drive future growth in one of the state’s key industry clusters. Respondents will be competing against each other for grant funding and the submissions of all Respondents shall be compared and evaluated pursuant to the evaluation criteria set forth in this Solicitation; a single Respondent may be selected.

Full details included in the Solicitation below.

Team Lead Megan Marszalek,
Solicitation Released: February 16, 2021
Bidders Webinar: March 12, 2021 at 12PM EST Register
Questions Due: March 16, 2021 by 5PM EST
Answers to Questions Posted: March 23, 2021 by 5PM EST
Updated - Applications Due: April 20, 2021 by 3PM EST - CLOSED
Notification of Award: June 14, 2021 by 9AM EST

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