Founder, Investor

Since leaving architecture in 1998 after 12 years, I have been a compulsive innovator and problem solver, drawn to challenges that no one else wants to tackle! I’ve started a series of businesses since ‘98, the most recent is BuildingEase, the first scale-engine to accelerate market transformation across the building product supply chain. I’ve been an angel investor and have been mentoring at Clean Tech Open Northeast for many years. I teach Entrepreneurial Leadership in Real Estate and Leadership for Sustainability and do a lot of in-house training for corporations and serve on BoD of CLF and mM. I crave a network of peers to share with, learn from and just be able to connect and share!

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!