NECINA is a place for you to Connect, Create and Grow. Founded in 1996, NECINA is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit organization that connects and empowers professionals of all age and all disciplines in New England and beyond, through learning and embracing new technology and latest innovation, facilitating entrepreneurship, and enhancing career and professional skills. NECINA also serves as a platform for our members, volunteers, sponsors and partners to networking and building long lasting professional and social relationships.
Our programs will primarily consist of Technology, Entrepreneurship and Career & Professional Development. Read about our programs, find what fits you and join NECINA today.
We will host several Technology Conferences featured by leaders in academic and/or enterprises of a particular industry or a technology. It will offer you insights and analytics of the latest innovation trend, its application, and often times, topics centered interdisciplinary fields. Learn about our past Technology Conferences here
For those of you that want to finetune your “geek” skills, NECINA Lab is for you. It is a special interest group where all participants will perform “hands on practices” of a particular technical task, sometimes to resolve a real-world solution. An expert with superior or advanced skill in this area will be the Lab’s facilitator.
Youth Entrepreneurship Service (YES)
One of our prominent Entrepreneurship programs is the Youth Entrepreneurship Services (YES). This term will mark the fifteen (15th) year for YES! It is specifically designed for high school students to learn and form a framework about how to start a business. Students will also develop essential skills and qualities needed to be a successful entrepreneur. IBM has been the proud sponsor and followed by Thermo Fisher Scientific. Learn more about YES.
NECINA is launching a revolutionary Innovation Challenge competition in October of 2020. The challenge is open for individuals or a team of individuals of 16 and older. Our goal is to stimulate and encourage creative and innovative ideas to alleviate a pain or respond to a need in a product or process. You will have access to NECINA’s vast resources to help turn your idea to a feasible solution.
Since 2011, E-Club has been a consortium of founders and executives of established companies. The mission of the E-Club is to help member companies grow in scale and acquire business opportunities by connecting them to successful entrepreneurs, financing sources, service providers as well as suppliers and strategic partners. E-Club has a track record as a social network platform for all interested parties to share and exchange knowledge and success stories. Learn more about E-club here.
NECINA’s Annual Career Conference has been one of the well-attended career summits in New England region organized by professional nonprofits since 2014. Each year round 150 - 200 attendees of recent graduates, young professionals and mid-career advancers would exploit speaker sessions, industry panel discussions, mock interviews, resume critiques, and job fair. Please click Here for details.
Professional & Leadership Skill Development
NECINA has realized early on that professional qualities particularly leadership skills are central to successful career and personal advancement. Our members have had the opportunities to hear from company executives and career coaches on tips and ways to improve these capabilities. Learn more about it, click here. [Hyper link to Professional and Leadership Skill Development].