Kinsome is a digital platform that strengthens relationships between grandkids and grandparents by deliberately counteracting the forces that have made those intergenerational relationships increasingly hard to develop.

Kinsome makes it fun for kids to share more of their lives through a social journaling experience that removes parents as the communication bottleneck and replaces them with a friendly AI bot, Kinzey, who is specifically designed to facilitate intergenerational conversation.

In an increasingly lonely world where the bedrock of familial support has been eroding for decades, we see an opportunity to leverage AI to bridge the gap between these two generations that have both the time and the need for deeper connection.

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!