Despite having a strong STEM Background- I could not get to the bottom of my own women’s health issues that encompassed chronic conditions with my partner. It was frustrating, pathetic, and substantially decreased quality of life.

Initially, I thought my health problems were proprietary to me- until I stumbled upon tens of thousands of other women in FaceBook support groups with common vaginal health concerns that were stuck in a viscous cycle of prevalence, recurrence, and costly medical bills.

Thus, I founded Anteros Bio aka the first partner sexual health kit. We’re on a mission to connect reproductive microbiomes and so much more that has been under-researched and certainly underfunded in the FemTech space; Because women’s health care isn’t a “niche”, it’s just healthcare.

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!