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 […]

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 […]


Suffolk University Startup In Residence Day

Suffolk University 73 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, United States

Startup Boston and Suffolk University's Center for Career Equity, Development and Success, Center for Entrepreneurship, and Entrepreneurship Club are seeking Founders and Start-Up Professionals to share your story with our students (through your elevator pitch) and be ready to answer questions about your own journey as an entrepreneur at this roundtable, networking event.   If you're an innovator who is interested in […]

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!