On September 9, 2014 the Merrimack Valley Sandbox announced that it will be changing its name to Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll). This change was made for the following reasons:
- It embodies the organization’s core belief that people from all walks of life, with all types of venture ideas, can become entrepreneurs
- It gives the organization a platform to add new locations in Massachusetts and and around the nation
With this change, the cities of Lowell and Lawrence, Massachusetts will now serve as EforAll’s headquarters.
In terms of locations to add, EforAll will be looking for cities similar to Lowell and Lawrence (between 75,000 and 200,000 in population) with preference to ones providing local office space and financial support.
EforAll started in December 2010 with a pilot grant from the Deshpande Foundation.