TechSandBox: MetroWest Innovation Hub 


 Southfield Properties III Donates Use of Facility to TechSandBox

Southfield Properties III Donates Use of Facility to TechSandBox

Holiday Surprise Worth $120K for One Year including Rent and R.E. Taxes

HOPKINTON, MA– November 24, 2014 –TechSandBox, the MetroWest incubator for science- and technology-based startups, is pleased to announce that one of its Sponsors, Southfield Properties III (developers of the Hopkinton Innovation Park), is donating the space it occupies, plus associated taxes, for 2015.

TechSandBox, launched in 2013, provides co-working space, along with mentors and advisors, to over a dozen companies in order to provide them with a centralized destination for the information and resources typically needed by startup companies.

“There are dozens of these types of entities inside Rt.128,” said Harold Nahigian, PhD and Manager of Southfield Properties III. “We support the vision of TechSandBox: to deliver an innovation ecosystem and community in MetroWest495, creating a magnet right where the experienced people and resources are abundant. We are very pleased to be able to step up to the plate and be a lead Sponsor and we challenge others to do the same.”

 “The MetroWest TechSandBox is a terrific resource for entrepreneurs and start-ups in our community,” said Senator Karen Spilka (D-Ashland). “The networking opportunities, educational workshops, co-working space and community support here are helping MetroWest entrepreneurs get their innovative ideas off the ground. This generous support for the physical building in Hopkinton allows TechSandBox to continue to advance our local tech community throughout the region and Commonwealth.”

"We help provide a reason for experienced entrepreneurs to stay and grow businesses closer to home,” said Barbara Finer, CEO. “This recognition by Southfield Properties III will get us through our own growth phase and is acknowledgment of the success we have had in just 14 months of operation.”

About TechSandBox

The Mission of TechSandBox is to accelerate the success of science and technology entrepreneurs based in the 40 cities and towns located near the I495, I90, Rt.9 corridors of Massachusetts.

As a physical destination, the goal of TechSandBox is to facilitate access to information, education, and expertise, and inspire the sense of community and collaboration necessary to attract, grow and retain exciting businesses.  TechSandBox offers 24x7 access to Entrepreneurs in residence in its co-working bullpen.

Held several times a month are panels and workshops, networking events, advising sessions and special interest groups for key industry clusters.



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