ACCEL Year 2 Kickoff Event

Greentown Labs 444 Somerville Avenue, Somerville, MA, United States

Join us to celebrate the kickoff of Year 2 of ACCEL, an accelerator program from Greentown Labs and Browning the Green Space (BGS) designed to support  BIPOC-led climatetech startups. At […]


Robotics in Manufacturing

MassRobotics 12 Channel Street, Suite 202, Boston, MA, United States

The purpose of this free event is to highlight some of the challenges that our manufacturers face, raise awareness of some of the latest robotic enabling technologies that are available, […]

Mentor Matching for First-Time Founders

To Be Determined MA, United States

​Join Startup Boston and the City of Boston for this uniquely structured event, designed to provide budding entrepreneurs with a unique opportunity to connect with seasoned mentors who have successfully […]

Western Massachusetts Clean Energy Workforce Summit

Springfield Technical Community College 1 Armory Street, Springfield, MA, United States

The Western Mass Clean Energy Workforce Summit will discuss regional clean energy workforce and supplier needs, current workforce equity funding and partnership-building opportunities, and best practices to support the expanding […]


Tech on Tap

Night Shift Brewing Taproom 87 Santilli Highway, Everett, MA, United States

Join MassRobotics and Night Shift Brewing at the Everett Taproom to witness some robot action as the Mass Robotics team brings in a robot arm to serve can pours of […]


BU Climate Innovation Challenge Finale

Rajen Kilachand Center for Life Sciences and Engineering 610 Comm Avenue, Boston, MA, United States

Prepare to be inspired by a range of ideas by BU students and alumni that tackle pressing issues such as mitigating extreme weather effects, promoting climate justice, and managing sea […]

BlueSwell Demo Day Cohort IV

Simons Theatre at New England Aquatrium 1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA, United States

SeaAhead and the New England Aquarium are proud to present the latest five graduating bluetech startups from their joint BlueSwell accelerator program that are set to generate lasting change in […]

Startup Boston’s Dealflow Mixer

To Be Determined MA, United States

Black founders raised 0.13% of all capital allocated to U.S. startups in Q3 of 2023, according to Crunchbase. That’s about $39.7 million out of $29.9 billion. ​​ PitchBook Data’s US […]


BIC Presents: Advancements in Metalense Technologies

Berkshire Innovation Center 45 Woodlawn Avenue, Pittsfield

Hear about the newest optical technologies that will be developed at UMass Amherst and tested at the Electro Magnetic Applications (EMA) lab at the Berkshire Innovation Center.   Learn how […]

Manufacturing Roundtable with VALIS

Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce 311 Main Street Suite 200, Worcester, MA, United States

Please join the Chamber for a presentation from Emily Molstad, CEO and co-founder of VALIS Insights, a local startup that leverages AI to improve efficiency in recycling and metal manufacturing.   […]

MedTech Happy Hour

Trillium-Fort Point 50 Thomson Place, Boston, MA, United States

This networking event connects funded medical device startup leaders, medical device enterprise managers, investors, and providers to initiate meaningful conversations and build new connections. Beyond structured networking opportunities with selected […]

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!