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Blog: Boston VC Blog

VC perspectives from a former entrepreneur.

Coworking: Cambridge Co-working Center

C3 is a free-flowing environment designed to meet the needs of a wide range of innovators and inventors. C3 provides a variety of shared working areas including large, shared tables, single desks, huddle rooms, whiteboard walls, printing/faxing/scanning stations, personal storage, and lots of natural light.

Coworking: Workbar

"Workbar is a shared, coworking office space in the heart of downtown Boston. Our network of workspaces and people will enrich your professional life with a diverse community of helping hands. A professionally managed space providing exceptional office amenities, built with the connections you need to inspire, provoke, and ignite your productivity and passion."

Events: Boston Startup Weekend

"Startup Weekend is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. The weekend brings together people with different skillsets - primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people - to build applications and develop a commercial case around them."

Events: Harvard Innovation Lab

The Harvard Innovation Lab is a new and innovative initiative fostering team-based and entrepreneurial activities and deepening interactions among Harvard students, faculty, entrepreneurs, and members of the Allston and Greater Boston community.

Events: MassChallenge Accelerator

MassChallenge is the largest-ever startup accelerator and competition, and the first to support high-impact, early-stage entrepreneurs with no strings attached. Benefits for startups include: * 3 month accelerator program. World-class mentorship and training, free office space, access to funding, media and more. * $1M in Cash Awards. $4M+ in-kind support. * Open to all. Any startup can enter, from anywhere, in any industry. * No equity taken. No restrictions applied.

Events: Networking In Philadelphia

A detailed look into the matter of networking in Philadelphia.

Events: Northeastern University's EntreTech Forum

"Our panel of entrepreneurs will review and discuss what worked and didn't work as they went forward to raise money for their business in this very challenging environment. They will review both successful and unsuccessful experiences, sharing the learnings about their approach and what they recommend to others from their perspective. Come and join us for an interesting and informative set of presentations and discussions about financing your business in these uncertain economic times."

Events: Trending Entrepreneur Meetups near Boston, MA

Boston has many entrepreneur-related Meet-ups; there is some kind of an event somewhere around Boston almost every evening.

Events: Venture Cafe: Cambridge Innovation Center

A gathering of entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, girl and boy geniuses, start-ups on the rise, and other cool stuff. Not to be missed. Thursdays from 3-8 PM at One Broadway, 4th Floor, Cambridge, MA.

Investors: Angel Investor Forum

Connecticut-based group of angel investors.

Investors: Beacon Angels

"Beacon Angels is a Boston-based angel group that makes investments in the $100,000 to $300,000 range in small, fast-growing companies."

Investors: Boston Harbor Angels

Boston Harbor Angels invests in companies in medical devices, IT, consumer products, business products, specialty materials, Internet, aviation, etc. Their focus is on early stage companies usually looking to raise $250K to $1.5M.

Investors: Boston Seed Capital

Provides seed stage funding for internet-enabled businesses.

Investors: Boynton Angels

"Boynton Angels is a group of angel investors focused on investing in seed and expansion stage technology companies located within a two-hour radius of Worcester, Massachusetts. Target investments are in the life sciences, energy, transportation, communications and software. "

Investors: Cherrystone Angel Group

"Cherrystone Angel Investor Group, based in Providence, Rhode Island, offers early stage investment funds to companies in Rhode Island (RI) and nearby Connecticut and Massachusetts that need capital for growth."

Investors: Converge Venture Partners

Venture fund focusing on software, internet, digital media, SAAS, cloud, mobile and other cutting-edge information technology ventures in Boston, New England, and New York City. Our investment interest is in Seed rounds to early Series A.

Investors: eCoast Angels

"The group's focus is on early-stage companies involved with advanced technology, e-commerce, healthcare, and industrial products and services, principally located in the New Hampshire coastal region. "

Investors: Hub Angels Investment Group

Boston based angel investment group.

Investors: Launchpad Venture Group

Boston based angel investor group with over 60 active members. Typical investments in the $100,000 to $500,000 range.

Investors: New England Venture Capital Association Member Directory

Directory of venture capital firms in New England.

Investors: Walnut Venture Associates

"Walnut Venture Associates is a group of experienced entrepreneurs and investors seeking investment opportunities in seed and early-stage companies in the New England area. We are focused on information technology companies with significant technology addressing rapidly growing markets."

Organizations: 128 Innovation Capital Group

The 128 Innovation Capital Group has been meeting continuously for over 28 years, fulfilling its mission of fostering an environment where innovation flourishes. The 128 Innovation Capital Group provides the forum where Entrepreneurs can meet Investors, Talented and Experienced Managers and Service Providers who will enable their organizations to become successful enterprises.

Organizations: Boston Entrepreneur's Network

The Boston Entrepreneurs' Network provides the New England Inventive and Entrepreneurial Community with the information necessary to transform an abstract technology-based idea from concept into a product or service. The E-Net is a special interest group of the Boston Section IEEE.

Organizations: Mass High Technology Council

The Massachusetts High Technology Council is composed of CEOs from the state's top technology employers who work to make Massachusetts a more competitive place for technology growth. The nonpartisan Council has a 33-year record of working with state and federal leaders in a decisive and effective manner on issues of education, taxation, economic development, energy, defense technology and more. Council members run leading global companies from all sectors of the state's diverse innovation economy.

Organizations: Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives

"Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives (MBI) is a private, non-profit economic development organization dedicated to job creation throughout Massachusetts by promoting the growth of start-up biomedical companies. MBI offers support to creative entrepreneurs with sound scientific and business plans. Through its MBI Incubator facilities located in Worcester, MBI lowers barriers to success for emerging companies by providing cost-effective, high quality laboratory space and support services. MBI is committed to collaborating with the academic and business communities, and local and state governments, to promote Massachusetts as an international leader in the biomedical industry."

Organizations: Massachusetts Biotechnology Council

The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council is a not-for-profit organization that provides services and support for the Massachusetts biotechnology industry.

Organizations: MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge

"The MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge is a volunteer, non-profit organization based at MIT whose mission is to promote and strengthen the process of starting and growing innovative and technology-oriented companies by providing services and programs that educate, inform, and support the entrepreneurial community."

Organizations: MIT Entrepreneurship Center

"The MIT Entrepreneurship Center team provides content, context, and contacts that enable entrepreneurs to design and launch successful new ventures based on innovative technologies. We help MIT students, alumni, and colleagues access an array of educational programs, networking opportunities, technologies, and resources, both at MIT and around the world. Members of the MIT E-Center community form a global network to actively advise and assist each other for mutual benefit, enabling them to set and meet their highest expectations."

Organizations: Revolve Nation's Boston Entrepreneur Group

The Revolve Nation's Boston Entrepreneurs Network is the largest community of entrepreneurs and business owners in the city of Boston, offering networking, discussion groups, seminars, business plan hot-seats, and more! Meets alternate Wednesdays year round.

Organizations: TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) Boston - "The Network for Entrepreneurs"

TiE-Boston is a not-for-profit Boston organization with a mission to foster and support entrepreneurship, either in a start-up context or within a larger company. They represent a diverse set of industries, including software and information technologies, biotech, financial services and other services.

Organizations: TiE Angels

An angel investment group comprised of charter members of TiE Boston. TiE Angels' mission is to provide entrepreneurs access to seed capital and ongoing strategic and operational support. Entrepreneurs are encouraged to visit TiE Angels website to submit their business plans for investment consideration.

Resources: Arthur M.Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson College

"The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship is a hub for entrepreneurial activity at Babson. It is the Center's mission to lead the global advancement of entrepreneurship education and practice through the development of teaching, research, and outreach initiatives that inspire entrepreneurial thought and action in all organizations and society."

Resources: Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurial news, research, and resources at Harvard Business School.

Resources: BostInno

All things innovation in the Boston area. Find out the latest and greatest in the startup scene.

Resources: Boston Business Journal

Boston area business news.

Resources: Entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School

Great articles, events, and research for entrepreneurs.

Resources: Greenhorn Connect

Boston area startup resources. Local events and more.

Resources: Harvard Startups

Harvard-Startups is a moderated listserve for all individuals who are interested in early-stage entrepreneurship topics. The list is offered and administered by Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs, a 501(c)(3) HAA Shared Interest Group dedicated to the advancement of entrepreneurship and the ideals of leadership and learning. You can find HAE at:

Resources: Small Business Administration Massachusetts

Offers access to capital, entrepreneurial development, government contracting, and other information. Provides "a strong voice for small business amid macro-economic changes, globalization of markets, explosion in technology and legislative and regulatory developments."

Resources: Venture Fizz

"VentureFizz....the one stop destination website where you can find ALL that is BUZZING within Boston's technology sector under one roof! If you are interested in what's happening in Boston's technology sector (software, internet, mobile, hardware, cloud computing, security, etc), then VentureFizz was made for you!"

Resources: Xconomy Boston

"Xconomy is dedicated to providing business and technology leaders with timely, insightful, close-to-the-scene information about the local personalities, companies, and technological trends that best exemplify today's high-tech economy." This site focuses on the Boston area.

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