Deadline set for Merrimack Valley Sandbox September pitch contest

A midnight Aug. 30 deadline has been set for entrepreneurs interested in participating in the Merrimack Valley Sandbox September pitch contest, taking place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 13, at Chester’s at Bell Tower Square, 60 Island St.  Individuals with educational, environmental, and human service ideas will receive feedback and advice from industry professionals while interacting with attendees; judges will then distribute thousands of dollars in cash prizes to the best ideas as well as fan favorite winners. The Sandbox’s goal is to promote entrepreneurship, leadership, innovation, and economic opportunity in Lawrence and Lowell. A similar event in Lowell is scheduled for October. For more information or to find out how to submit an idea, visit 

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