In December 2010, Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) launched with the mission of accelerating economic and social impact through entrepreneurship in mid-sized cities.
Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) started in December 2010 as the Merrimack Valley Sandbox, a non-profit with initial funding from the Deshpande Foundation. The Deshpande Foundation at that time had two other successful programs up and going at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Hubli Sandbox in Hubli, India. Both the MIT and Hubli programs encouraged entrepreneurship as a means to improve communities, and building on that success, the Deshpande Foundation decided to try to use entrepreneurship to help the cities of Lowell and Lawrence MA, both of which were struggling with high unemployment in the shadow of the very visible entrepreneurial activity 30 miles away in Boston.
In September 2014, EforAll changed its name from the Merrimack Valley Sandbox to better reflect its mission and give the organization a name that will let it add new cities and regions. Current programs include:
You can read more about the organization at the EforAll Site.