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The 128 Innovation Capital Group has been meeting continuously for over 31 years, fulfilling its mission of fostering an environment where innovation flourishes. The 128 Innovation Capital Group provides the forum where Entrepreneurs can meet Investors, Talented and Experienced Managers and Service Providers who will enable their organizations to become successful enterprises.

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BioHouston is the hub of an active and growing life science cluster. Academic and research institutions connect with life science companies and service providers to build successful companies and products that save and improve lives. Become part of the community today and take advantage of a bi-weekly newsletter and job boards.

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Blueprint Health has the largest network of mentors with healthcare expertise of any accelerator and co-working space. Blueprint Health believes pairing talented entrepreneurs with experienced healthcare entrepreneurs and venture capitalists can provide the introductions, strategic and tactile advice needed for success. Blueprint Health helps over 100 healthcare companies per year.

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The Commonwealth Institute (TCI) is a vibrant nonprofit organization, founded to help women-led businesses become and stay successful. Membership includes CEOs, senior corporate executives, directors of nonprofits and proven solo professionals – women who are committed to working on their respective businesses. As a “community-based” organization – TCI’s goal is to help each other learn, grow and succeed as women business owners and business leaders. Programs and events are varied, collaborative and unique, always focused on helping participants develop personally and professionally.

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FountainBlue facilitates transformative thinking and innovation one conversation, one leader, one organization at a time.

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The Chancellor’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Innovate@Carolina) works to strengthen UNC’s entrepreneurship ecosystem to meet the needs of faculty, students, staff, and community members as they translate their novel ideas into practical benefit and change the world.

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Investors’ Circle is the oldest, largest and most successful early-stage impact investing network. Together with hundreds of angels, venture capitalists, foundations and family offices, Investors’ Circle has propelled $168 million plus $4 billion in follow on investment into 269 enterprises dedicated to improving the environment, education, health and community.

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Jumpstart is a nationally recognized non-profit acceleratiing the success of diverse entrepreneurs, their high growth companies and the ecosystems supporting them.

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MassChallenge helps early-stage entrepreneurs win by connecting entrepreneurs with the resources they need to launch and succeed immediately. The primary activities of MassChallenge include running an annual global accelerator program and startup competition, documenting and organizing key resources, and organizing training and networking events.

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The Network of South Asian Women (NetSAW) is an all-volunteer based organization that promotes career advancement and leadership development of South-Asian American women entrepreneurs and professionals in all fields through professional development, networking, leadership, community service, and social events.

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The New England Women in Science Executives Club (NEWISE) is a peer-to-peer organization for women leaders in the science, healthcare and academic communities whose mission is to provide a place for these women, who are often the only women in leadership positions within their organization, to speak freely among themselves about both their professional and personal lives and to develop strong and supportive relationships with other women leaders. Their members are C-level executives, successful founding entrepreneurs, partners in law firms, accounting firms, venture capital groups and other top women in life sciences, healthcare and academia.

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Rockville Economic Development, Inc. (REDI), is a public-private partnership formed in 1997 by the City of Rockville, Maryland, to strengthen and broaden the city’s economic base through business recruitment, retention, and expansion programs. REDI offers guidance and support to ensure that business ventures in the city of Rockville are successful.

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The San Jose BioCenter (BioCenter) is a state-of-the-art facility equipped with wet laboratory and office space that provides world class business and facility services to high potential life science, nanotech and cleantech companies. BioCenter members have access to an extensive range of products, services and equipment that enables them to grow and scale successful businesses.

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The Texas Conference for Women provides connection, motivation, networking, inspiration and skill building for thousands of Texas women each year. The non-profit, non-partisan event features inspirational keynote speakers, skill-building breakout sessions and ample opportunities to develop new relationships with other women.

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The mission of the Women’s Business Council – Southwest is to facilitate mutually beneficial procurement opportunities among women’s business enterprises (WBE) and Sustaining Members.  Women-owned businesses represent one of the fastest-growing segments of the business environment, not just locally but nationally and internationally as well. The Women’s Business Council – Southwest offers certification, procurement, networking and educational programs that help WBEs grow. The programs are offered throughout a four-state region, which includes Texas, Arkansas, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

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