The EntreTech Forum Announces Sponsorship for Guard Support

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August 20, 2009
Beginning on September 15th with the first event of The EntreTech Forum for the 2009-2010 Season, active members of the Massachusetts National Guard will receive FREE admission for the forthcoming 2009-2010 season of The EntreTech Forum.

The EntreTech Forum values the sacrifices and contributions of the men and women in military service and is pleased to offer this opportunity to the Massachusetts National Guard through a partnership with Guard Support of Massachusetts, a non-profit organization founded to help members of the Massachusetts National Guard and their families.

The EntreTech Forum meetings will serve as an educational and networking platform for active Massachusetts National Guard members seeking to gain further understanding and assistance in business creation and expansion and knowledge about the commercialization process for products and technology. The free admission to The EntreTech Forum leverages Guard Support of Massachusetts’ expanding programs of Entrepreneurs’ Training and Education Grants and Entrepreneurs’ Funding Program.

Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 15, 2009  6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
COUNTER-TERRORISM:  Emerging Technological Solutions

The Enterprise Center at Foley Hoag,
The Bay Colony Corporate Center
1000 Winter St., Ste. 4000
Waltham, MA
Cost: $25--public; $10--students & active military; Free–-active Massachusetts National Guard members

For information, registration and directions visit our web site at:

Source: The EntreTech Forum
CONTACT:  Lawrence C. Grumer, Forum Chairman of The EntreTech Forum,
+1-617-325-9852 (tel), +1-484-303-9852 (e-Fax), [email protected]

About Guard Support of Massachusetts

Guard Support of Massachusetts (GSMA) was founded in July of 2007 to help the families of the men and women serving in the Massachusetts National Guard.  Since September 11, 2001 the Massachusetts National Guard has deployed over 6,000 soldiers and airmen in support of the global war on terror.  Families frequently need emergency financial assistance after one spouse deploys overseas, and Guard Support was founded to help meet this need.

To date, approximately 60% of GSMA grants have been for direct emergency assistance to the families of the men and women of the Massachusetts National Guard. The remainder of GSMA grants support unit Family Readiness Groups, as well as links between the men and women of the Guard and their families, including transportation on leave, and internet links for units in Iraq.

In 2009, Guard Support is in the process of expanding the services offered to meet the needs of the returning troops by adding entrepreneurship training and support (especially in the current economic environment of unemployment, and underemployment), job training, and other education programs.  For more information, visit

About the EntreTech Forum

The EntreTech Forum delivers moderated monthly panel discussions of technology-innovation presentations that feature entrepreneurial and corporate accomplishments along commercialization pathways with discussions of tech transfer, business formation, technology incubation and research from universities, industry and government.

The multi-disciplinary subjects of raising and utilizing different forms of capital, building alliances and structuring deals are included as part of the programming, and serve as tools for the entrepreneur and researcher to commercialize science and technology.

The EntreTech Forum is an affiliate of Northeastern University's School of Technological Entrepreneurship (STE) and is directed by a governing board of business principals, investors, and researchers. For more information visit

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