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 […]


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, and most importantly encourage an exchange of ideas to help drive solutions.   Agenda will include manufacturers showcasing their challenges and current use of robotics, […]

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 navigated the challenges of building their own ventures. ​ During the event, early-stage startup founders and senior mentors will break out into small, intimate groups […]

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!


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 […] Webinar: Combatting Business Email Fraud

Webinar MA, United States

Business fraud can exploit one of the most widely used channels of business communication: emails, which also happens to be your primary vulnerability. Join Michael Argast, Co-founder and CEO of, and Christophe Prud'homme, Senior Treasury Solutions Specialist of RBC  on Zoom to learn how to detect, prevent, and respond to various forms of email […]

The 2024 Eddies: Information Session #1

Webinar MA, United States

The Eddies are open to Massachusetts-based startups (not exceeding 150 employees), with a working prototype of a ground-breaking product or technology, who have not yet received Series C -or equivalent-funding. This is a complimentary, interactive Zoom session to inform applicants about the process, next steps, elements the judges are looking for, and answer questions about […]

WIB-Greater Boston Breaking Barriers: Empowering Women in Lab Management

LabCentral 700 Main Street, Boston, MA, United States

Join us for an insightful panel discussion as we shine a spotlight on the remarkable women driving innovation and excellence in laboratory management. This event brings together a diverse group of accomplished professionals who have risen to leadership roles in the dynamic field of lab management. Explore the unique journeys and experiences of these trailblazing […]

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 […]


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.   A graduate of WPI, Emily is a 2024 Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree for Manufacturing and Industry and has led her company through an oversubscribed […]

MMAP Cybersecurity Grant Webinar

Webinar MA, United States

Looking to apply for the new MMAP Cybersecurity Grant? Join us for this free informational webinar open to manufacturing companies and startups!   Syngaex is a cybersecurity firm based in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) is a branch of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative based in Westborough.

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!