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 […]

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 […]

WooTank- Intercollegiate Showdown

BrickBox Theater 20 Franklin Street, Worcester, MA, United States

8 student-run companies will pitch their opportunity to a panel of investors to try to get one or more of them to invest real money into their venture. Negotiations will take place in real time on the stage.   Whether you're a college student looking to support your peers and school or simply love a […]


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.

IMPACT Accelerator Cycle 7 Pitch-off

UMass Lowell M2D2 110 Canal Street, 3rd Floor, Lowell, MA, United States

Calling all investors, medical device innovators, biotech entrepreneurs, and life sciences professionals: Hear 19 medical device startups selected for the Cycle 7 cohort of the M2D2 IMPACT Accelerator Program pitch their innovation to a panel of industry experts- the biggest group of impressive entrepreneurs and startups in IMPACT history!   IMPACT is a 12-week cohort-based […]


Spring Startup Showcase

3DExperience Lab at Dassault Systemes 175 Wyman Street, Waltham, MA, United States

Join us for the FORGE Spring Startup Showcase at Dassault Systemes' 3DExperience Lab. The evening will include networking, startup demos, a pitch competition, and prizes. Come meet the innovators, see the latest prototypes and products, and network with FORGE sponsors and ecosystem collaborators.   The registration page will be available shortly here.

Pioneer Valley Spring 2024 All Ideas Pitch Contest

To Be Determined MA, United States

EforAll Pitch Contests are lively two-hour events that offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a friendly audience and receive valuable feedback from experienced judges. It’s like Shark Tank, without the teeth!   The deadline to apply is April 18th, 2024 at 5:00pm EDT.


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!