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Launch Clinic: eCommerce Startups

  • CIC Cambridge 1 Broadway, Havana, 5th Floor Cambridge, MA, 02142 United States (map)

At the eCommerce Themed Launch Clinic,  3 startups present a 15-minute pitch for feedback from our panel of experts + the audience.

Launch Clinics are a great place for startups to get constructive feedback on their pitch from a board-of-directors-level panel of experts and thoughtful audience members. The focus on early-stage ventures encourages a sympathetic and supportive atmosphere. Audience and panel feedback often helps presenters understand their problems and offers useful tips and solutions.

Even if you’re not quite ready to present, we encourage entrepreneurs to attend the clinics to see what our panel of experts (investors and others) are looking for in a pitch, what kind of questions they ask and their suggestions for refining the business plan.

Are you a startup interested in presenting at an upcoming Launch Clinic?  Apply here


Jeff Popper, CEO, MyCollegeTown
MyCollegeTown is a marketplace that creates trusted student communities around local specials, housing and goods. Our College Trading Post is the best way for students to buy and sell stuff on campus because it is students only and we curate everything for ease of use. Collegetown Specials allow students to save money whenever they're out, with all the local specials in one convenient app. And Student Subleases help them save money or find a place to live.


Allegra McNeally, CEO,  Apricart

Apricart is a smart shopping cart that will bring the joy back into the grocery store shopping experience eliminating friction points and giving personalized content and deals to shoppers. Apricart benefits the grocery shoppers, fast-moving consumer goods marketers and brick-and-mortar grocery stores. Founded April 2017, the Company is creating novel propriety technology that collects path-to-purchase shopper behavior data in grocery stores, provides an in-store platform with measurable ROI to influence shopper choice, and eliminates the checkout lane by allowing shoppers to pay on the cart.


Chaz Tanase, CEO, GoNation
GoNation is a technology platform that helps local business manage their web presence through their website, a geo-located consumer app, and other mediums. To date, with our MVP, we have 300+ customers and will soon hit $1+ million in total revenues.  GoNation is raising at $2M seed round with 20% committed. We are looking for successful entrepreneur advisors and investors who have been where we are, know the challenges involved and can help scale.


Andy Frawley, CEO & Board Member, V12 Data

Erik Bullen, Startup Mentor, Board Advisor & Investor,  Walnut Ventures

Sanjeev Jain, Entrepreneur & Investor


Terri Mock,  COO, Cybba Inc.

Ameeta Soni, Fractional CMO and President, Altek Consulting


5:30-6:00 pm – Networking + Pizza
6:00-6:15 pm – Introductions
6:15-6:30 pm – Startup 1 Presents
6:30-6:45 pm – Small Breakouts: Audience + Experts
6:45-7:00 pm –  Experts Share Consolidated Feedback From Breakouts
7:00-7:15pm –  Startup 2 Presents
7:15-7:30 pm –  Small Breakouts: Audience + Experts
7:30-7:45 pm –  Experts Share Consolidated Feedback From Breakouts
7:45-8:00 pm – Startup 3 Presents
8:00-8:15 pm –  Small Breakouts: Audience + Experts
8:15-8:30 pm –  Experts Share Consolidated Feedback From Breakouts
8:30 pm – Wrap-up

Interested? Register here. CIC clients can register for 20% off with coupon code CIC.

Earlier Event: December 11
Japanese/English Language Exchange
Later Event: December 11
Boston C++ Meetup