Merrimack Valley Sandbox
The Merrimack Valley Sandbox is a non-profit organization with the mission to boost the economic and social well-being of greater Lowell and Lawrence by advancing entrepreneurship and innovation. The Sandbox fosters entrepreneurship among diverse populations of residents and workers in the Merrimack Valley including high school and college students, adults, and non-English speakers. In its first two and a half years. they have helped over 1,000 student and adult entrepreneurs and has seen numerous ventures launched, including a yoga studio, a vegan ice cream company, and a custom textile manufacturer. The Sandbox is supported by a pilot grant from the Deshpande Foundation.