Valley Venture Mentors
Thanks to a $200,000 MassDevelopment grant, Valley Venture Mentors, a Springfield-based manufacturing incubator, launched the Massachusetts Manufacturing Accelerator (Mass MAC). Mass MAC is an executive training program for manufacturers, and the grant funded the first of a three-year pilot program. The program delivers intensive and immersive training sessions to advanced manufacturers to help them identify new sources of revenue and connect them with new customers and industries. The first cohort to complete the program graduated in January 2017.