The Most Complete Guide to Starting a Startup in Boston

Boston Startup Guide

Boston is known to have one of the most robust startup ecosystem. With universities such as Harvard and MIT this is the place to build a startup. It’s the home of many life science companies and many other startups. In this guide, we bring you meetups, conferences, competitions, VC firms, and more.

Startup Meetups

Boston New Technology
Boston Virtual Reality
Boston FinTech
Hackernest Boston
ProductTank Boston

Conferences and Annual Events

Igniting Innovation Summit

Startup Competitions

MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition
Harvard Business School Alumni New Venture Contest
Harvard Business School Business Plan Contest
Rhod Island Business Plan Competition
North of Boston Business Plan Competition
New Venture Competition Boston University
Boston Scientific Connected Patient Challenge

Startup Accelerators and Incubators

Harvard Innovation Labs
Mass Challenge
MIT Delta V
Mass Challenge HealthTech
DCU Fintech
Cleantech Open
Cambridge Innovation Centre

Venture Capital

X Factor Ventures
Underscore VC
Fly Bridge
Open View Partners
Spark Capital



Student Organizations

Entrepreneurship Club Harvard
Rover Harvard Robotics

Women Startup Resources

Center for Women and Enterprise
Golden Seeds


Michael Skok
David Skok
Jeff Bussgang
Bijan Sabet
Antonio Rodrigues
Chip Hazard
Rob Go


David Cancels
Brian Halligan
Dharmesh Shah
Wayne Chang
Diane Hessan
Jules Pieri
Mike Troiano