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 this event, hear from innovative startups that are developing climate solutions for sectors encompassing electricity, transportation, buildings, manufacturing, agriculture, and more.   ACCEL is a […]


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 needs of the clean energy ecosystem in Western Mass.   All who are interested may attend, including clean energy employers, supply providers, educators, and MassCEC […]


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 their latest AI beer, AI-P-A 3.0. This is a great opportunity to meet some new folks and check out local innovation in action!


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 level rise. The highlight of the evening will be the announcement of winners, who will share a $15,000 prize, the largest prize pool of any […]

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 an ocean of opportunity.   Meet the startups atdepth MRV – Advanced ocean simulation methods to support marine carbon dioxide removal projects and model human […]

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 VC Female Founders Dashboard (2024), which tracks founders’ gender but not race, found that female founders received 2.1% of all venture capital invested since the […]


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 regional industry and education partners can get involved in this transformational technology, featuring a panel discussion about this project and what it means for Western Massachusetts.

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 participants, your ticket includes a variety of finger foods and beverages for the evening, allowing you to mingle in a relaxed setting with key figures […]

Robotics in AgTech

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

We invite you to our MassRobotics Signature Series on Robotics in Agriculture Technology (AgTech) in collaboration with Danfoss Autonomy. This is an opportunity for academia and startups to learn about agriculture challenges firsthand and for the agriculture industry to learn about robotics and technology startups with potential solutions for their challenges.   DRAFT Agenda: An […]


M2D2 2024 $200K Challenge Pitch-Off

UMass Lowell Innovation Hub 110 Canal Street, Lowell, MA, United States

Calling all Investors, Medical Device Innovators, Biotech Entrepreneurs, Academics, Students, and Life Sciences Industry Professionals: Join members of the life sciences community in Lowell as 15 M2D2 $200K Challenge finalists pitch their innovations to our panel of judges.   At stake is a share of a $200,000 purse of sponsor-provided, in-kind resources that can help take […]

2024 Cleantech Open Northeast Boston Kickoff Party

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

With an evening filled with food, drink, and celebration, learn how Cleantech Open Northeast can help you develop your cleantech venture and how to apply to the accelerator. We welcome entrepreneurs, students, investors, savvy technologists, and those interested in joining our growing cleantech community!   Featured Speakers: Jung Starrett and & Nick Hill, Cleantech Open […]

Free – $10

Tufts $100k New Ventures Competition

Joyce Cummings Center 177 College Avenue, Medford, MA, United States

Join us for an exciting evening at the Tufts $100k New Ventures Competition – Live Finals and Awards Celebration!   Experience the thrill of live pitches, as the brightest minds in the Tufts community showcase their groundbreaking ventures. Network with like-minded individuals, industry experts, and potential investors, fostering valuable connections.

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!