Resource Guide: AI for Startup Founders

AI can be an amazing tool for startup founders, and an opportunity to streamline and automate all kinds of tasks. You could ask ChatGPT where to start (and maybe you should try!), but here’s some advice and perspective from some of the founders we know.

AI for Startup Founders

This summer, we hosted a webinar with Brent Heeringa and talked through other founders’ questions and experiences with AI. Read the recap here.

Tools and Viewpoints

Want an overview of different AI tools to use for marketing, emailing, calendars, and more? Read this piece in MFN Journal.

Jason Briggs founded an AI startup that was acquired by Salesforce (he works there now). Read his insightsinto what’s next and how founders should be thinking about AI.

Read some perspectives on ChatGPT and AI–and how we should remember to value humanity.

Prompt Engineering

There’s a right way to ask for things–read up on Prompt Engineering here.

And here’s a beginner’s guide from Datacamp.

Massachusetts Startups working on AI

BuiltinBoston has a list of 60+ AI startups in MA that shows the wide scope of innovation already happening here. CrunchBase has a similar list.

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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!