Connect, Learn, and Collaborate

MFN events are designed to foster meaningful connections, expand your network, and enhance your journey as a startup founder. We’ll be adding MFN events to this page, as well as other events for founders all over Massachusetts, sponsored by many different resource organizations. Expect insightful workshops, inspiring talks, and lively networking sessions designed to connect and empower founders all over Massachusetts.


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Babson’s Open Mic Pitch Night

Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship 1 Lunder Way, Wellesley, MA, United States

One of the most important skills an entrepreneur needs to develop is clearly describing their endeavor - essentially rocking the pitch. For this event open to Babson College students and […]

U.S. Early Stage Boston Networking Event

MassChallenge 10 Fan Pier Boulevard, Boston, MA, United States

Join the MassChallenge U. S. Early Stage team for a candid conversation about the upcoming 2024 program featuring a live Q&A and networking with early-stage founders!        


Beers & Gears Northeast with Steele Canvas- MassMEP

Steele Canvas Basket Corporation 42 R, Industrial Way, Wilmington, MA, United States

Please join us for our Beers & Gears Event! Whether you're a startup or a seasoned company in the manufacturing field, this is a great time to network with manufacturers throughout Massachusetts and to learn more about workforce development and smart manufacturing & continuous improvement practices.   The scope of Beer & Gears was created […]


InsurTech New England Kickoff in Boston

MassChallenge 10 Fan Pier Boulevard, Boston, MA, United States

Step into the future of insurance innovation! From leveraging AI-driven underwriting algorithms to implementing blockchain for transparent claims processing, our event will ignite conversations on navigating the delicate balance between […]


Ecosystem Resources

Webinar MA, United States

The Northeast United States is an innovation-dense ecosystem that provides superb support for new and seasoned startup teams. Join us to hear Joan Popolo, Exec. Director of ACTION Innovation Network […]

Cross-University Student Innovators Mixer

Harvard Innovation Labs 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA, United States

The Cross University Student Innovator Mixer is a multi-school collaboration among MIT, Harvard University, Tufts University, Babson College, Brandeis University, Boston University, UMass Lowell, UMass Amherst, and many more. This […]

ACCEL Year 2 Kickoff Event

Greentown Labs 444 Somerville Avenue, Somerville, MA, United States

Join us to celebrate the kickoff of Year 2 of ACCEL, an accelerator program from Greentown Labs and Browning the Green Space (BGS) designed to support  BIPOC-led climatetech startups. At […]


Robotics in Manufacturing

MassRobotics 12 Channel Street, Suite 202, Boston, MA, United States

The purpose of this free event is to highlight some of the challenges that our manufacturers face, raise awareness of some of the latest robotic enabling technologies that are available, […]

Mentor Matching for First-Time Founders

To Be Determined MA, United States

​Join Startup Boston and the City of Boston for this uniquely structured event, designed to provide budding entrepreneurs with a unique opportunity to connect with seasoned mentors who have successfully […]

Western Massachusetts Clean Energy Workforce Summit

Springfield Technical Community College 1 Armory Street, Springfield, MA, United States

The Western Mass Clean Energy Workforce Summit will discuss regional clean energy workforce and supplier needs, current workforce equity funding and partnership-building opportunities, and best practices to support the expanding […]


Tech on Tap

Night Shift Brewing Taproom 87 Santilli Highway, Everett, MA, United States

Join MassRobotics and Night Shift Brewing at the Everett Taproom to witness some robot action as the Mass Robotics team brings in a robot arm to serve can pours of […]


BU Climate Innovation Challenge Finale

Rajen Kilachand Center for Life Sciences and Engineering 610 Comm Avenue, Boston, MA, United States

Prepare to be inspired by a range of ideas by BU students and alumni that tackle pressing issues such as mitigating extreme weather effects, promoting climate justice, and managing sea […]

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!