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START Grant Info Session

February 6 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am


The SBIR Targeted Technologies (START) Grants help Massachusetts-based startups convert research developed under SBIR and STTR contracts into businesses and jobs.


START offers SBIR Phase II companies in MA grants and business guidance to help them commercialize their technologies. Each year, the program awards:


  • 10 “Stage I” grants of $100,000 each;
  • 5 “Stage II” grants of $200,000 each to the most promising “Stage I” winners from the previous year and;
  • 2 “Stage III” opportunities: up to $500,000 each of seed capital in a commercial spinout from the most successful “Stage II” companies.


February 6
8:00 am - 9:00 am
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Mass Ventures
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Mass Ventures
1075 Main Street, Suite 100
Waltham, MA 02451 United States
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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. 

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