TechSandBox: MetroWest Innovation Hub 

 

 

Membership and Resident Membership


We offer three categories of Membership: One for those who want a community, mentors and co-working space for their tech company, another which is a virtual version of the first, and a third that provides discounts to our meetups and priority at special events.

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Co-working Space (Application for 'Resident Entrepreneur' Membership)


Tired of the dog barking and meeting clients or investors at a coffee shop?

As a founder of an innovation-driven company (science- or tech-based), you get a seat at a table in the bullpen, high speed WiFi connectivity, snacks and a professional mailing address.

More important, you get access to advisors, mentors*, use of meeting rooms, and an education program admission each month, with 24x7 facility use. And, you are part of an ecosystem of people in similar situations; an environment that is supportive and helpful.


I. Resident Membership (click for application) is for founders of innovation-driven startups and emerging growth companies. Included is:

1. Use of a co-working space, 24x7, with a small cafe with coffee, tea, water, soda, and snacks, refrigerator and microwave. Plus, we supply wi-fi, file cabinet, use of meeting rooms with projectors
and laptop. And, you may use our address as a professional mailing address too!

2. Assistance on your start-up from Mentors* and other Entrepreneurs in Residence.

3. Dozens of Experts come to TechSandBox to offer advice during Office Hours. Experts in Intellectual Property, funding, SBIR, legal formation, taxes, payroll, equity structure, hiring, and more!

4. Fab Lab/ Maker space/ Lab contains tools to build and test electronics, plus handtools and thousands of dollars’ worth of software development tools too, some free and some for a small added fee. See our list of development tools here.

5. Free and easy parking. We are a few miles from the Mass Pike and I-495 and Rt.9. Parking is right by our door (and free) and we have room for a few bicycles! We have seating outside for the days when the weather is just too perfect to be inside.

6. Free admission to programs. As a Resident Member, you get free admission to dozens of events and programs every year, discounts to others, and priority at more: Robotics, SW/ IoT, Life Sciences or Clean Tech, plus business topics like how to network, how to use LinkedIn, term sheets, partnering, or how to work with a VC. Resident Members get priority with Office Hours as this is only open to the public when we have space.

7. Random collisions replace the ‘water cooler discussions’ of old as entrepreneurs get support and knowledge and connections from peers. Being with others and getting out of your secluded office increases success.

*after 30 days. **application and background check required

Please see our YouTube video which shows some Resident Entrepreneurs and why they chose TechSandBox!

    • $195/ month for Residence Entrepreneurs (per person) in the coworking bullpen (3rd team member is $150/mo.)
    • A limited number of cubicles are available at $250/ month (fits one person)
    • We have a few closed offices available $425-800/month for two people.

Software and hardware development tools may incur a small additional monthly fee; details of tools are here.


II. Inner Circle Membership is a virtual version of the Resident Membership $595/ year without being based at TechSandBox (so, items 1, 4, 7 do not apply).


III. Not ready to accelerate your startup but still want to learn and connect? Or, interested in meeting others in your sector?  Annual Membership gets you discounts and free admission to programs — and, it supports our mission. $195/ year. To become a Annual Member for one year, sign up HERE.


Questions: Contact us.


Just want to get information on events and programs?
Join our mailing list HERE.


“There are great entrepreneurs in MetroWest; TechSandBox is providing a place to work and network.”
James Geshwiler, Managing Director, ConvergeVP


With support from key Partners, TechSandBox offers access to some of the tools that are needed for product prototype development. This can save thousands of dollars of development costs! Our growing list is here.


New: We've been approved to offer ACTIVATE by AWS to Resident Startups that meet Amazon's requirements! 


MathWorks, makers of Matlab and Simulink software

MathWorks is generously supporting TechSandBox by providing its suite of software tools to Resident Entrepreneurs.This includes one year of free access to all MathWorks products, including full technical support services.


Analog Devices has provided test equipment for our mini makerspace*  plus a mix of ADI components!

Analog Devices supports TechSandBox Maker space


Member of Microsoft BizSparksoftware access offered to qualified startups by Microsoft BizSpark

We are a member of Microsoft BizSpark. Myriad Microsoft development and hosting software are available to qualified Resident Entrepreneurs.

 


SOLIDWORKS, a TechSandBox Partner

We have a SOLIDWORKS license for user of our Makerspace including simulation modules on a laptop provided by CADDEDGE.*



Meeting Room, Board Room and Conference Room Use

When we have the staff, we can host meetings in our Board room (seats 12), Meeting /Training Room (for 10-15) and our Conference Room (50-80) for meetings or training needsContact us for details and fees. Requires advanced arrangement as we have to staff the facility to meet your needs and a minimum of 4 hour use fee but A/V is included.

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