VentureMeets to Host Major Networking Event for Central Mass. Entrepreneurs on April 23rd

Official Meetup Event of Worcester’s First Annual Innovation Month Connects Entrepreneurs with Resources Needed to Succeed


Worcester, MA – April 14, 2015 – VentureMeets, Central Massachusetts’ fastest growing Meetup for area entrepreneurs, today announced it is holding its largest networking event to date, open to all, on April 23rd from 6-9 p.m. at The Compass Tavern, 90 Harding Street, Worcester, Mass. The free event, the official Meetup event of Worcester’s first annual Innovation Month, connects area business leaders, investors, college students, innovators and entrepreneurs in order to advance business creation and development.


Bringing together Worcester’s business community through the joint efforts of entrepreneur-focused organizations, including The Venture ForumWorcester Local Firstand Action! Worcester, the VentureMeets event promises to be an exciting forum for discussion, networking and learning. The evening’s featured speaker will be Sam Shepler, CEO of Skyscope, a video production company he founded in Worcester in 2012. Mr. Shepler, a Clark University graduate, will share his experiences starting and growing a successful business, while offering insights into how companies are using video to tell their stories, connect with customers, and bring innovation to the masses.


Other event highlights include:

  • Free admission
  • Free Buffet
  • Free raffle tickets
  • Cash bar
  • Venture Spotlight (5 randomly picked ventures)
  • Networking! (Bring your business cards!)
  • Casual dress code

Admission, food, and raffle are free thanks to VentureMeets sponsors Harvard Pilgrim and

“Co-Founders Kevin Anderson and Michael Aguirre have turned VentureMeets into one of the top networking forums for entrepreneurs in the Worcester area,” said Joe Vignaly, Chair of The Venture Forum.

Julie Theriault, Worcester Local First, added: “This is a great opportunity to show that partnerships are important in a city like Worcester. If you are interested in starting or growing your business in Central Massachusetts, I think you owe it to yourself to come to this important event on April 23rd..”

Commented Joshua Croke, Founder of Action! Worcester: “The Worcester area, fueled by its many colleges and universities, has the talent and transformative thinking needed to drive innovation, job creation and ongoing economic development.”

Concluded Kevin Anderson, Co-Founder of VentureMeets, “supporting area entrepreneurs by providing a fun and informative environment for networking and learning is what drives us here at VentureMeets. We are delighted to be a participant in Innovation Month and to be hosting this seminal event.”

About VentureMeets

VentureMeets is both a networking event and business community that helps bring together entrepreneurs, business professionals, investors, college students and people who are generally looking to start a business or grow one. VentureMeets helps this vibrant community share knowledge, stay up to date on emerging strategies, and build a strong and supportive business network in the Metro-West area. For more information on VentureMeets, contact Kevin Anderson at 774-823-5156 or, or visit

For additional information, contact:

Kevin Anderson

(774) 823-5156

VentureMeets Founders

Kevin Anderson & Michael Aguirre


Event Registration

Our next event will be held at WPI, Rubin Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Odeum.

Click here to register for free!


VentureMeets featured on MassLive

Read about how and why we started it all on! A beautifully written article by Michael Kane, MassLive has featured VentureMeets during Worcester’s first annual Innovation Month. If you haven’t joined us yet, be sure to see us at our next event on December 8th! Click here to read the article.

Speaker Registration

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How To Join

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