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After starting an unsuccessful business in college, Nate quickly realized he needed to learn how to sell. After graduating he was hired as the first sales rep hired at Black Duck Software ahead of the company’s turnaround – culminating in a $565M acquisition. In 2019 he enrolled in Babson’s MBA program. With a rich network of early-stage startups Nate leveraged his experience to help founders optimize their growth strategies. This ultimately led to his founding of Bluebird Analytics – a revenue consulting firm that offers an array of services that help executives at high-growth companies optimize their demand and revenue generation engines. Nate also lead sales and business development at FPS – a high-growth BPO and CX Tech Services firm helping companies design, deploy and execute high-performing customer engagement programs.

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!