Who should apply?

Individuals or teams of all ages are invited to apply, including high school and college students. Professionals, organizations, and non-profits are also invited to apply.

Entrepreneurs of all ages are encourage to apply to launch their business idea around digital equity.

Who should my project serve?

Ideas, projects and solutions should address needs in Essex County, Mass and be targeted for one or more of the cities and towns in Essex County.

What if my idea is not yet fully developed?

Teams that have an idea related to improving digital access in Essex County are encouraged to apply. All stages of projects are welcome, and teams will be scored on their commitment, plans and initiative in moving their idea forward.

Additionally, ideas that are not selected for the final pitch contest will still receive feedback from our judges, plan readers and steering committee, and may be a good fit for additional available resources through the ECCF Digital Equity Initiative.

What if my project has already received funding?

Please consider applying if your project needs seed funding, support to launch or funding to move to a new milestone.

Contact Stephanie Guyotte by phone: 978-934-5560 or email: stephanie_guyotte@uml.edu for any further information.