Boston Invests in Growth is a loan pool for large commercial developments, designed to jumpstart well-financed construction projects, create jobs, and strengthen Boston's economy. The $69 million HUD Section 108 funded loan pool provides financing for the gap that remains between the financing and equity and the total project cost, known as mezzanine financing. In addition, the City of Boston has set aside a percentage of the loan pool for smaller neighborhood based projects of at least 5,000 square feet.
The Boston Local Development Corporation (BLDC) works to increase employment opportunities for Boston residents by providing small business loans with a focus on commercial, industrial and service companies. The BLDC is a private 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation governed by an independent board of trustees. The day to day operation of the program is provided by the Boston Redevelopment Authority's financial services department.
The Capital Network is a non-profit (501c3) organization that provides extensive financial education alongside an engaged community to help early-stage entrepreneurs in Boston. We strive to help entrepreneurs master the entire funding process to successfully raise seed capital for their startup.
Founded in 2015 by entrepreneur Xin Liu, InTeahouse is a global network that powers the international innovation economy by connecting ideas, capital and tea. InTeahouse's mission is to create environments that drive successful connections throughout the world's economy by building bridges between investors and innovators that bring new technologies to life. InTeahouse is built on the cultural foundation of the Chinese Teahouse to blend personal well-being with successful business ventures. For more, please visit www.inteahouse.com
Jumpstart Micro is a unique Equity Crowdfunding Community built on the new America JOBS ACT Title III. This Act for the first time allows nearly anyone to invest in promising private companies based on the Investors income and net worth. Joining is free for Investors and Entrepreneurs Investors get to see all types of interesting products and services from any industry and at all stages of development from concept to operating businesses. This is a new kind of investing You can explore the site for interesting projects and receive periodic emails with projects that match your interest.
The NEVCA works to make Massachusetts the best place in the world to start new companies: building relationships among founders and investors; amplifying the voice of Massachusetts’ entrepreneurial community; connecting top students with startups; and advocating for innovation-friendly public policy. With 700+ venture capital professionals from 80+ firms, its members collectively manage more than $50 billion in capital.
The City of Boston wants to support those organizations that are invested in our neighborhoods by investing in them. Partners with Non-Profits (PNP) provides matching grants up to a maximum of $20,000 per project per fiscal year for capital improvements to non-profit facilities located in Boston.
The Streetscape Innovation Fund (SIF) is a $1 million allocation of capital funds dedicated to experimenting with new ways of designing, equipping or instrumenting city streets. Established in July of 2012, this fund has already helped support ten experiments to date.