Reem

Yared

Founder

I founded HelpAroundTown in 2010 as a social impact solution to the problem of youth unemployment. As a community marketplace for help, it connects people who need a helping hand around the house or yard with neighbors available to help. As the economy improved, it evolved into a key resource for Seniors seeking occasional help to Age in Place, in their homes.
By facilitating community-based multi-generational connections, we also reduce isolation and loneliness for Seniors, which led HelpAroundTown to win the Optimal Aging Award from MIT AgeLab, GE HealthCare and the Governor’s Council to Address Aging in MA.
Before HelpAroundTown, I worked with 9 other start-ups as a product strategy consultant.

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!