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How to Start and Scale A Boston-Based Startup

January 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am


This panel discussion, in partnership with the City of Boston, is perfect for entrepreneurs new to Boston, first-time founders and veteran entrepreneurs who are curious about how else the city can support their startup. We’ll answer some of your most burning questions, including:


  • Resources – the unique advantages and resources available to startups in the Boston Area
  • Recruitment – where to find top talent
  • Fundraising – what the funding landscape looks like here



Featured panelists are Kat Lawlor, executive director of EforAll; Parker McKee, principal of Pillar VC; Shari Worthington, senior manager of Suffolk University; and Daniel Acheampong, general partner at Invisible Hands VC.



January 3
9:00 am - 10:00 am
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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!