IEC Partners Opens the International Entrepreneurship Center

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Newton Facility will Support Domestic and International Start-up and Emerging Growth Companies

IEC Partners, LLC, a newly formed mentoring, venturing and educational firm, announces that it has opened the International Entrepreneurship Center (IEC) at 320 Nevada Street in Newton, MA. The over nine thousand square foot office space, located in a historic 19th Century mill building, has three dozen, fully-furnished contemporary workstations for use by start-up and emerging growth companies.

Co-founder Bob Caspe, a serial entrepreneur and adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at Babson College’s MBA program, noted, “The IEC has a distinctive combination of hands-on, active mentoring and business advisory services; an international network of partners in Latin America, Europe and China; and an educational component--both on-line and live--that is focused on entrepreneurship. These attributes have enabled us to attract several promising companies from the US and South America already.”

The IEC focuses on companies for which there are clearly defined business customers or partners where the IEC can assist with the development of the product or service and help to rationalize the need and validate the transaction model. Companies that fit the firm’s rigid criteria have a higher likelihood of being able to reach cash flow neutrality quickly

“The six founding partners of IEC have considerable experience in managing start-ups and advising companies on growth strategies in many parts of the world,” said Caspe. “Our collective experience, expertise and networks are key components that we look forward to bringing to bear on behalf of many companies. Additionally, we are forging relationships with other hatcheries and accelerators in Brazil, Chile, China and Western Europe. These partners of the IEC will help to identify promising companies to join us here in Newton; additionally, when one of our companies here wants to expand into other regions or countries they will be able to tap into the networks and expertise of our other partners.”

Interested parties can learn more by visiting The IEC is accepting applications, which are available through the website under the Entrepreneurs tab.

For additional information, or to schedule an interview with Bob Caspe, contact Jay Cromarty at jay(dot)cromarty(at)iecpartners(dot)com or at (857)255-3300x205.

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