Primary Resource Portals

Venture Café Foundation

The Venture Café Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit whose goal is to enhance and accelerate innovation in the Greater Boston region. The foundation does that by offering meeting space, programming, and connections that build relationships between entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators. Our mission is to broaden, connect, and support the innovation community through a public network of spaces and programs to help anyone with an idea succeed. Our vision is to connect New England-based individuals, communities and organizations into one tightly woven successful innovation network.

City of Boston Economic Development

In September '14, Mayor Martin J. Walsh launched the Neighborhood Innovation District Committee. This committee will work to expand innovation and entrepreneurship in the City of Boston by identifying policies, practices, and infrastructure improvements to support the development of innovation districts throughout the City.

Gust Launch

The simplest way to startup. All of the legal, financial and accounting tools and services it takes to found, operate and finance a high-growth venture, from idea through exit.

City of Boston Resources

Boston Business Hub

The Boston Business Hub is your central access point to the City of Boston's small business services and business development professionals. The Boston Business Hub is a new way for the City of Boston to assist businesses who are starting or expanding a business in Boston.

Boston Local Development Corporation

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.

Boston Main Streets

The Boston Main Streets Foundation seeks to develop long-term strategies to increase the economic power and resources of neighborhood commercial districts while pursuing initiatives that build knowledge and capacity for Main Streets programs and the businesses they serve.

Boston Mayor's Office

The City of Boston is governed by the Mayor and the City Council with the assistance of various departments, agencies and commissions.

City of Boston's Data Portal

Boston's Open and Protected Data Policy, is designed to increase transparency and accountability by opening more City data to the public. The Open and Protected Data Policy was created by the Department of Innovation and Technology and the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics with the intention of streamlining the release of new datasets.

Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center

The Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center (KBLIC) invites media creators, innovators, job seekers, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, investors, coders, and makers to our new space. Business-minded individuals can enjoy an inviting and modern space with over 5,000 square feet of printed resources, flexible seating, innovative technology to conduct business research, and dedicated areas for collaborating on projects with colleagues or developing a new career skill.

Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics

Boston’s MONUM focuses on four major issue areas: Education, Engagement, the Streetscape, and Economic Development. To design, conduct and evaluate pilot projects in these areas, MONUM builds partnerships between constituents, academics, entrepreneurs, non-profits and City staff.

Women Entrepreneurs Boston (WE BOS)

Women Entrepreneurs Boston (WE BOS) advances Boston’s women entrepreneurs by providing the skills, technical assistance and network they need to launch and grow their business.

Greater Boston Resources

Cambridge Community Development Department

The Community Development Department is the planning agency for the City of Cambridge. The mission of the Community Development Department (CDD) is to enhance the character and diversity of the city’s neighborhoods and support sustainable economic growth that expands opportunities for residents, enables a high quality of life within the community, and contributes to a healthy environment.

Cambridge Community Resources for Entrepreneurs

Are you new to the area or looking to find out what resources are available in the Cambridge area? With plenty of space to “bump and connect,” scientists and entrepreneurs have the opportunity to grow and learn from one another to accelerate their businesses and connect with venture capitalists and angel investors.

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce

For over a century, The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce has helped drive economic growth throughout the region while building a vibrant and inclusive business community. Boston is a truly exceptional place to live, work, and do business—and we’re committed to building on its many successes.

City of Cambridge

Find all you need to know about living in, working in, and visiting the city of Cambridge.


InnoNorth is a program promoting Downtown Salem MA & what it offers entrepreneurs looking to start companies in the tech & media space. Connect/Build.

N2 Innovation Corridor

The N2 Corridor project is a private-public collaboration between the Newton-Needham Chamber and its member businesses along with the City of Newton and Town of Needham. This initiative is designed to promote the area as a destination for technology companies, start-ups and other innovators. Our inner suburban communities offer easy access to the Boston area but with our own unique amenities, access, affordability and talent.

City of Newton

Located just outside of Boston, Newton is well respected for the quality of education, community life, exceptional homes, and beautiful open spaces. Newton has frequently been voted as one of the 10 best communities to live in.

Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce

We are a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) organization funded by memberships, sponsorships, programming revenue and advertising. Our members represent everything from multi-generational family businesses and multinational companies to start-ups, educational institutions and other nonprofits. They’re based in our village centers, downtown commercial districts, office parks and home offices. They come from other communities too, choosing to belong to this chamber because they see opportunities here.

City of Somerville GreenTech

City of Somerville's initiative to reach carbon neutrality by 2050 by supporting and adopting green technologies.

City of Somerville I-Fund

The Somerville Innovation Fund (I-Fund) is a $1 million flexible loan program to help innovative businesses looking to expand in Somerville or relocate to Somerville.

City of Quincy

City of Quincy's Department of Planning and Community Development (PCD) handles the duties and functions of the planning department, the planning board, the industrial development commission.

Professional Associations & Business Advocates