You don’t have to be alone and navigate by yourself just because you choose the road less traveled. Become a member of the Massachusetts Founders Network! Members have access to a wide array of resources outlined below.

Benefits of a MFN Membership:

Connections with other Massachusetts startup founders

Guidance from Massachusetts-based industry experts

In-person and virtual networking and skill-building events

One-on-one mentorship opportunities

Full access to MFN web content

Regular check-ins and support from the MFN team

MFN social media highlights and backlinks for your company

Opportunities to collaborate with diverse organizations and networks

Ongoing assistance and direction, including connections to external resources

Opportunity to contribute to MFN's growth through referrals and content suggestions

To help determine if joining MFN is likely to benefit your startup, consider asking yourself the following questions:

Does your enterprise leverage an innovation that is not widely available?

Does your enterprise have the potential to create five jobs within the next 24 months and continue to create more jobs in future years?

Does your enterprise have the potential to grow revenues 10-fold in the next five years?

If you responded “no” to any of the above questions, MFN might not be the best resource to help you grow your type of business.

The following are examples of enterprises most likely to benefit from membership in MFN:
A clean tech startup that has a prototype-stage hardware solution for extending the life of photovoltaic solar panels. This company needs help validating their technology, identifying early-adopter clients, and raising $1M in equity funding to launch its minimum viable product.
A health tech startup building an app to support dementia patient caregivers. This company needs help identifying software engineers to build the app, and a testing environment to assess user experience.
A fintech startup that has built SaaS to help smaller, regional banks retain clients. This company seeks to launch with three lighthouse clients in Massachusetts and is looking for help connecting with decision-makers.

Ready to Join MFN?

If MFN can help you accelerate the growth of your startup, please submit your application below. Please note that once you’ve submitted your application, we’ll be in touch within 72 hours to finalize your membership. If you have questions about membership or which type of membership is right for you. please contact us >>

Committed to growing a community.

MFN members can use the full MFN site, sign up for in-person events, and schedule an introductory call with us. From there, we’ll have recommendations for you about content to engage with, people to connect with, and guides to investing and business development.

We’re serious about growing MFN and making sure our members are getting what they need, so we’ll be checking in with you at various intervals throughout the year. You’ll always be able to get in touch with the MFN team if you need something, and we regularly encourage founders to suggest potential new members, event ideas, resources, and MFN Journal content.

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!