Microsoft Retail Stores Celebrate National Entrepreneurship Week

| Lisa Casillo, Community Development Specialist, Microsoft Store at Natick Mall

This past week, we celebrated National Entrepreneurship Week at Microsoft retail stores throughout the New England region. Local Microsoft retail stores in Boston, Burlington, and Natick welcomed organizations from the budding Boston business community of start-ups.  The Microsoft stores add value and support by offering endless community engagement opportunities.  Early stage start-ups, serial entrepreneurs, and higher education students came together to share best practices and entrepreneurial experiences. Each event opened with a prominent keynote speaker followed by discussions directed at three or four carefully-selected panelists.

Microsoft stores host small business events to provide more opportunities for professionals to network and share resources. For example, in March, Microsoft retail stores will celebrate National Women’s History Month by holding a Business Mixer for Women Business Owners. During National Entrepreneurship Week, Microsoft promotes your entrepreneurial spirit to kick-start your business or get your idea up and running as a start-up! Most notably, the stores host daily events during National Small Business Week the first week of May. See you soon!

The Natick Mall, Burlington Mall, and the Shops at Prudential Center are home to three Microsoft store locations.  Along with Massachusetts, New England’s Microsoft stores are located in Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.

Lisa Casillo is a Community Development Specialist at the Microsoft store in the Natick Mall. We do it all! Business workshops and events – you’re covered. STEM programs and coding camps – we do that, too! The best part about being a Community Development Specialist is that there is no ONE part. We wear a lot of hats and love every minute of it!

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