In 2011, the vision for a play space in the heart of the city started while sitting on a cold bench in a snowy park, on a winter’s day with her 5-year old son. She shivered and wished for a healthy & local place to have fun without the commute, thus the idea for an indoor play space began to formulate in her mind.
In 2018, while looking for summer programs for her son at the Roxbury Innovation Center (RIC), she came across the TLE Pre-Accelerator Program. The program is open to local Roxbury and Greater Boston entrepreneurs that need a solid business plan to launch or to scale further their pre-start, start-up, or established business.
She was excited to participate in RIC’s August pitch night and came in second place. After completing this cohort program, Maria’s hopes and dreams of bringing 2 Birds No Stones to the community are beginning to come true.