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ePowerhouse, a local company helping other entrepreneurs connect through live events and an online networking platform, has partnered with the city of Boston to help connect restaurants, retailers, and other small downtown businesses with existing non-profit resources.
Until now, much of ePowerhouse’s focus has been on collegiate and high-tech entrepreneurship. The company puts on monthly eConnector events that bring entrepreneurs and mentors to collegiate entrepreneurship programs, letting students ask questions and advice while given them a chance to practice pitching their own ideas.
I covered an inter-collegiate event and pitch competition that they held earlier this year.
With the new partnership, ePowerhouse will be helping connect Boston’s downtown restaurants and retailers with existing resources, like SCORE Boston and Boston’s Office of Small Business and Development, through ePowerhouse’s online platform.
“Business owners and restaurant owners, when they had queries about starting up their business, were not being directed to these organizations effectively, so the city wanted a solution that gives the business owners quick and targeted connections to experts and mentors,” said Jaideep Advani of ePowerhouse. “It fits into what we’re doing because at the end of the day, it’s all about starting businesses, whether it’s a restaurant or a high-tech company.”