Directory of Massachusetts Entrepreneur Support Organizations

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MassRobotics

BEST FIT:

Robotics and AI startups

Services

MassRobotics Accelerator program
Resident startup equipment and mentorship
Associated Network: Partnership w/ specific suppliers serving the robotics community

Women of Color Entrepreneurs

BEST FIT:

Women entrepreneurs across Massachusetts generating early revenue

Services

Mentorship Opportunities
Peer to Peer Support
Business Growth-Oriented Programming

Howe Innovation Center Perkins School for the Blind

BEST FIT:

DisabilityTech startups

Services

Publish DisabilityTech research
Amplify experiences of people with disabilities
Connect startups, investors, and researchers to the disability community

Uptima Entrepreneur Cooperative

BEST FIT:

Early stage startups

Services

Educational programs and bootcamps
One-on-one business advising
Funding and ongoing business support for Black and other entrepreneurs of color

Cleantech Open Northeast

BEST FIT:

Early stage cleantech startups

Services

Mentorships Available
Alumni Member Directory
Annual Accelerator Program

Innovation Studio Main Site

BEST FIT:

Early- to Seed-Stage Startups

Services

Scale Programs
Networking Events
Workspace at Innovation Centers

The Boston Entrepreneurs’ Network

BEST FIT:

Early-stage entrepreneurs in technology & life sciences

Services

eMinute Pitch Program
Member directory
Research support

Agility Labs

BEST FIT:

Early-stage startups in the life sciences

Services

Member directory
Lab equipment
General entrepreneur support

QLD Incubator at QLD Biotherapeutics

BEST FIT:

Early-stage startups in biotech, medtech, and the life sciences

Services

Venture capital investment
Lab space
Research support

Venture Lane

BEST FIT:

Pre-seed and seed stage B2B companies; Venture Lane Studio exclusively focuses on the software industry

Services

Studio: General entrepreneurial support
Space: Hybrid Desk- Dedicated Desk-Private Office rates
Both: Workshops

Majira Project

BEST FIT:

Startups with scalable business models

Services

Digital Seeds program: for early stage tech startups
Inspire program: matching with talent in their region
Mentoring

Carb-X at Boston University

BEST FIT:

Biotech startups at any stage

Services

Global Accelerator Network
Portfolio Acceleration Tools
CARB-X Connect: recieve feedback on your project

HealthTech Build

BEST FIT:

Entrepreneurs in the health tech industry; startups with scalable business models

Services

"Fireside Chat"" style lecture series
Partner w/UMass Center for Clincial and Translational Science
General entrepreneur support

Boston New Technology (BNT)

BEST FIT:

Early-stage startups in the life sciences

Services

SOLIDWORKS for Entrepreneurs: program for early-stage hardware startups
Proctor & Gamble Connect + Develop: program connecting innovators to P&G for partnership solutions
General entrepreneurial support

MIT Delta V at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship

BEST FIT:

MIT student entrepreneurs, undergraduate or graduate

Services

Summer Internship opportunities in innovative fields
Entrepreneurs in Residence series
MIT Fuse: 3-weekslong startup workshop for students

Fintech Sandbox

BEST FIT:

Fintech startups at any stage

Services

Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
6-months data access residency
Hosts Boston Fintech Week

Techstars Boston Accelerator

BEST FIT:

Startups at any stage

Services

3 month accelerator program
Pre-seed funding for underrepresented groups

Startup Boston

BEST FIT:

Startups at any stage

Services

Annual Startup Boston Week
Speaker Series
Events for participating entrepreneurs

Cape Cod & Islands

EforAll Cape Cod

BEST FIT:

Early-stage entrepreneurs

Services

Pitch Contests
One-year acceleration program
General entrepreneur support

Central

WorcLab

BEST FIT:

Tech & Manufacturing Startups with scalable business models

Services

Prototyping Lab
Collaborative Workspaces
Resource Guides & Support

WPI Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center

BEST FIT:

Early-stage startups by WPI students and faculty

Services

TinkerBox Program: awards seed funding
Experts in Residence Program
"Go and Try" Prototyping Program

Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center and Biotech Incubator(M2D2) -UMass Lowell

BEST FIT:

Startups in life sciences & biotech; college affiliation not required

Services

Prototyping Equipment
$200K Challenge: annual startup competition
IMPACT: 12-week-long accelerator program for early-stage healthcare startups

Massachusetss Biomedical Initiatives

BEST FIT:

Seed stage startups in biomedical, informatics, and biomanufacturing

Services

Laboratory Space
Entrepreneur in Residence series
Workforce Initiatives

Venture Forum

BEST FIT:

Entrepreneurs/Startups any stage

Services

Annual 5 Minute Pitch Contest
Mentoring Network
General entrepreneurial support

Northeast

CreaGen Inc.

BEST FIT:

Biotech startups at any stage

Services

C21 Accelerator
Lab equipment
Gov. contracting opportunities

ACTION New England

BEST FIT:

Entrepreneurs in technology and manufacturing sectors

Services

Incubators directory
ACTIONPass membership
"Office Hours" with supporting sponsors

North Shore Technology Council

BEST FIT:

Startups with scalable business models

Services

Networking events
Forum series
Access to member directory

Angle Center for Entrepreneurship at Endicott College

BEST FIT:

Early-stage entrepreneurs in the Endicott community

Services

Consulting resources
Annual business pitch competition
Networking events

Efor All Lynn

BEST FIT:

Early-stage entrepreneurs

Services

Pitch Contests
One-year acceleration program
General entrepreneur support

EforAll Merrimack Valley

BEST FIT:

Early-stage entrepreneurs

Services

Pitch Contests
One-year acceleration program
General entrepreneur support

Collaborative Innovation Works

BEST FIT:

Early-stage startups /entrepreneurs in life sciences and biotech

Services

Scale-up manufacturing
Bio-Processing
Machine tooling spaces

Enterprise Center at Salem State University

BEST FIT:

Startups with scalable business models that do not need to be affiliated with the university

Services

General entrepreneur support
Million Dollar Woman Symposium
North of Boston Business Plan Competition

InnoVentures

BEST FIT:

Early-stage biotech startups and cleantech companies

Services

Laboratory space
Mentoring
Soft Land Program: courses include Market Entry and Finance

Metro West

SeaAhead

BEST FIT:

Early- and post pilot stage BlueTech startups

Services

BlueSwell Program
Blue Angels Network
BlueGreen Innovation Challenge

Roxbury Innovation Center

BEST FIT:

Early- to Seed-Stage Startups

Services

Workshops
Pitch Nights
Learn Lab

Greentown Labs

BEST FIT:

Early stage climatetech startups

Services

Annual Climatetech Summit
Member directory & events
General entrepreneur support
Alexandria LaunchLabs

Alexandria LaunchLabs

BEST FIT:

Pre-seed & early-stage startups in the life sciences

Services

Lab equipment
Seed capital platform
Alexandria resources network

LabShares Newton

BEST FIT:

Life sciences startups at any stage

Services

Launch@LabShares Pitch Competition
Member directory
Lab equipment

Collaborative Workspace at Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst

BEST FIT:

Early-stage startups by UMass students and unaffiliated community members

Services

Access to UMass Amherst innovation resources
Professional development workshops

Cambridge Scientific Labs

BEST FIT:

Biotech startups at any stage

Services

Lab equipment
24/7 entry to labs via membership

Harvard Innovation Labs

BEST FIT:

Harvard-affiliated biotech startups with scalable business model

Services

Access to expert network
In-house staff advisor
Wet laboratory

Cambridge Innovation Center

BEST FIT:

Startups in any industry with scalable business models

Services

Lab equipment
Member directory
General entrepreneur support

Quick Start Accelerator at MedChem Partners

BEST FIT:

Early- and mid-stage startups in life sciences

Services

R&D Consultations
Lab equipment
General entrepreneur support

Forysth Entrepreneurial Science Center

BEST FIT:

Early-stage startups in the life sciences

Services

Lab equipment
Entrepreneurs in Residence
On-site Office of Technology Development

Innovate@BU, Boston University

BEST FIT:

BU student entrepreneurs

Services

First-Year Innovation Fellowship
Venture development workshops
Competitions

Venture Development Center at UMass Boston

BEST FIT:

Early-stage life sciences startups; do not need to be college affiliated

Services

Venture Incubation Program
Mission critical instruments
Research facilities

Center for Entrepreneurship at Suffolk University

BEST FIT:

Early-stage entreprenuers in the Suffolk community, college affiliation not required

Services

Pitch competitions
Mentorship
Networking events

Brandeis Innovation Center at Brandeis College

BEST FIT:

Early-stage entrepreneurs in the Brandeis community

Services

Own Office of Technology Licensing
Pitch competitions
Mentorship

Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson College

BEST FIT:

Early-stage entrepreneur students and alumni at Babson College

Services

Provide seed funding
Global Entrepreneur in Residence Program
Networking events

International Entrepreneurship Center (IEC Partners)

BEST FIT:

Startups with scalable business models

Services

Innovation strategies
Sales execution support
Market analysis assessment

Tufts Venture Accelerator – Derby Entrepreneur Center at Tufts University

BEST FIT:

Startups with scalable business models founded by within the Tufts community

Services

$100K New Ventures Competition
Marketing support
Non-dilutive funding resources

ABI-Lab

BEST FIT:

Life sciences startups at any stage

Services

General entrepreneur support
Lab space
Networking events

Massachusetts Innnovation Network

BEST FIT:

Startups with scalable business models

Services

The Eddies: 7-month support program for early-stage startups
Mentoring
General entrepreneurial support

Mass Challenge

BEST FIT:

Early-stage startups in healthtech, fintech, climatetech

Services

MassChallenge resource networks worldwide
Investor Network
General entrepreneurial support

The Engine

BEST FIT:

Early-stage technology startups

Services

Annual Tough Tech Summit
The Engine Fund: Engine's Investment Entity
The Engine Network

Tie Boston

BEST FIT:

Startups with scalable business models

Services

TiE Boston Angels Network
TiE ScaleUp: Meet & Match with Mentors
Boston University Pitch Competition (for undergraduates)

Qubic Labs

BEST FIT:

Early stage startups in the blockchain industry

Services

Provides: Private capital entity
Hosts annual Boston Blockchain Week
Mentoring

The Capital Network

BEST FIT:

Women founders at every stage; first time founders of a startup

Services

Fellowship for Female Founders
Fundraising Readiness/Investment and Inclusion Series
Social Events

Southeast

EforAll South Coast

BEST FIT:

Early-stage entrepreneurs

Services

Pitch Contests
One-year acceleration program
General entrepreneur support

Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE) – UMass Darmouth

BEST FIT:

Early stage startups in the STEM industry that do not need to be affiliated with the college

Services

Laboratory Space
Conference Center
General entrepreneur support

Southwest

Mansfield Bio Incubator

BEST FIT:

Early-stage startups and entrepreneurs in the biotech industry

Services

Wet Labs/ Research Equipment
Mentor Program
General entrepreneur support

Western

Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center

BEST FIT:

Information technology startups

Services

Colocation services
Resources from university partners
Member of HPC International Conference

Institute of Applied Life Sciences at UMass Amherst

BEST FIT:

Early-stage life sciences startups affiliated with UMass Amherst

Services

Networking events
30 core facilites
Industry Sabbatical program

FORGE

BEST FIT:

STEM startups with scalable business models

Services

FORGE Manufacturing Initiative
Product development sessions
Networking opportunities

Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship at UMass Amherst

BEST FIT:

UMass Amherst student and alumni entrepreneurs

Services

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Academy
Innovation Challenge
Collegiate Summer Venture Program

EforAll Holyoke

BEST FIT:

Early-stage entrepreneurs

Services

Pitch Contests
One-year acceleration program
General entrepreneur support

Entrepreneurship@Williams

BEST FIT:

Williams student entrepreneurs

Services

Williams Summer Insitute for Entrepreneurship
Venture Pitch Competition
Advising

Business Bootcamp by MCLA & 1Berkshire

BEST FIT:

Early-stage entrepreneurs

Services

Finance modeling lessons
Pitch development workshops
Drafting go-to-market planning

Berkshire Innovation Center

BEST FIT:

Small/medium sized manufacturing companies (SMEs) in advanced manufacturing, life sciences, and the life sciences supply chain

Services

Networking events
Residency requirement, space offered
Manufacturing Academy: lessons on regional manufacturing ecosystem

Lever

BEST FIT:

Startups with scalable business models

Services

Challenge Competitions
Connecting startups with investors
Supporting the statewide entrepreneurial ecosystem via Massachusetts Founder Network (MFN)

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!