Innovation Studio has carved a niche for itself by emphasizing the effectiveness of practical, hands-on methods for the community it aims to serve.
Jason Briggs has probably been paying attention to developments in AI longer than you have. Here’s what he says to expect in the future and how to be ready.
I have never been more convinced that a lot of people really don’t understand the creative process.
Business Leaders hold the fate of humanity vs. AI in their decisions regarding the degree to which they allow AI to replace human labor. We need to begin valuing humanity for what it is.
Peter Conforti is the founder and CEO of Good Content, an editing agency based in Massachusetts that produces short-form video in the social media space.
In 2022, Black founders raised just 1% of all VC funds in the U.S. We’re not just underrepresented, we’re underestimated. 
Networking is THE most impactful activity to grow your business. Yet why do so many startup founders resist it?
We’ve been asking startup founders “what do you need?” and “how can we help?” since we opened our doors in 2014.

Founders are everywhere, but resources aren’t.

That’s a shame, because the next big idea could come from anywhere.


The Massachusetts Founder Network aims to bridge the gap, giving startup founders equitable access to resources that will help their companies grow.


We support MA founders no matter where they come from, their company’s stage, or their business sector. We want to democratize access to the resources that will help them accelerate—and excel. All founders are welcome to find resources and community at MFN while creating connections, expanding their networks, and learning from one another.

About MFN

The Massachusetts Founders Network is a central hub for all things startups, fostering innovation and collaboration across the state. MFN offers valuable networking, resources, mentorship, and community for startup founders in Massachusetts. 


MFN is produced by Lever, a startup accelerator based in North Adams. Our work is supported by funding from and collaboration with the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, based in Westborough.


We’ve been advising and connecting with entrepreneurs for years, and we’re using that knowledge and network to launch something new, with the help of an advisory board of successful founders and major players in the startup ecosystem. 

We plan to launch the Massachusetts Founders Network in summer 2023. Sign up for our newsletter to get alerts about our launch, new features, and MFN events!