PhD in Chemical engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Senior Advisor to the Dhahran Techno Valley Company on attracting international startups and commercializing new technologies. Inventor, founder and board member of InoChem inorganic chemicals industries in Ras Alkhair ($700 Million). Inventor, founder, CTO and board member of Hyrec water technologies ($200 Million). Advisor and SME for Research, Development and Innovation Authority (RDIA) on sustainability. Advisor to DTRI-SWCC on brine mining and commercialization of new technologies. Inventor of membrane brine concentration technology and expert in industrial project development. Advisor to the Ministry of economy, KACARE and Ministry of Industry. Author of a book, more than 80 journal papers, 70 conference papers and 10 patents (three of which have been commercialized). Winner of several innovation awards.

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!