I founded two companies, and was an early employee at two other startups. All four exited successfully. So what’s the magic formula? I have no idea. But I do know that a startup must tackle a real-world problem (sell aspirin, not vitamins), offer enough differentiated value to attract customers, and carefully manage its finances to hit escape velocity before running out of cash. But with hard work, building a great team, telling a compelling story, being responsive to feedback, and a whole bunch of luck you have a chance. And I’d like to help.
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.
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.
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.