OPEN-NE membership is open to anyone, irrespective of ethnic or regional affiliations, who is interested in promoting the goals of the organization.
Membership provides benefits that include:
Once an individual becomes a member of OPEN., he/she gets an opportunity to interact with professionals, entrepreneurs, and students belonging in a multitude of fields, both through events and the OPEN web site. The members only section of the web site provides networking opportunities by providing profiles and information on OPEN members from all chapters.
Discounted admission to OPEN and partner organization's events
As a member of OPEN-NE, you can attend our quarterly events, as well as those of the other chapters at the members' rates. You will also get discounted admission to events of similar organizations in the region such as TIE, Cambridge Business Development Center, MIT Enterprise Forum, Mass Biotech Council, etc.
Round table meetings
OPEN-NE will organize Roundtable events where members get to interact with Charter and board members in an informal setting.
Members have the opportunity to present their business plans at select OPEN Board meetings. Previous presenters have found this forum invaluable for critiquing their ideas, introducing them to sources of funding, and help with recruiting advisors, board and employees for their companies.
Senior Board and charter members are available to provide mentoring or guidance to OPEN members.