Learn more about Boston New Technology

Boston New Technology is a not-for-profit startup, technology, and business community of 28k professionals, whose mission is to help startups and local businesses launch and grow! BNT's network extends to Austin, Texas, with over 50k members across 15 meetup groups!

BNT is an awesome network for entrepreneurs, investors, coders, designers, business developers, marketers, technology enthusiasts, and other professionals to connect at live events, be inspired and educated, share amazing opportunities, collaborate, launch and learn about new product ventures, form partnerships and grow businesses!

BNT helps early-stage startups and partner companies by providing significant publicity and support from the community through BNT's live events, marketing channels, and partner groups.

BNT helps startups engage the community to get buzz, feedback, and traction for their products and services, and find co-founders, employees, partners, and other support they need.

We connect startups with our partner companies and community organizations, which provide them with mentorship, exclusive opportunities & resources, and free or highly discounted services.

In BNT's 10-year history, we have collaborated with over 200 partner companies to produce and host/co-host over 200 free and not-for-profit events, including 117+ monthly startup showcases, with over 700 companies presenting!

At our startup showcases, 6 startups present to 100-250 members, giving a brief overview of their technology product, demonstrating it live, and answering questions from attendees. The presentations are preceded by an hour of networking and followed by another half hour of networking.

About 2/3 of BNT's network are technical and 2/3 have a role with at least one startup. The 1/3 who are not part of a startup are supporters and those “aspiring” to become entrepreneurs, who come to network with startups and others in the startup and tech community.

Would you like to engage BNT's 28k members to receive extensive publicity for your company's products, services, job openings, and/or events?

Tech Product Founders from New England always present for free. Join us to exhibit and present your product live at a startup showcase with 100-250 attendees. Please submit your information on our Presenter Signup Form and review our Guide for Presenters here.

Partner Companies can engage and support BNT's 50k network by hosting relevant events, speaking and exhibiting at events, and/or being featured in BNT's marketing channels.

To produce or co-host free events for the community, BNT needs support from partner companies in the form of event space, food, drinks, and event production staff.

To run our marketing and communications, BNT also needs financial support. We are hiring a Marketing Manager who will curate weekly and monthly email newsletters for 15 groups, maintain event listings and website content, and share BNT and partner content on 7 social media channels with ~16k followers.

BNT's network is led by volunteer organizers and BNT's operations are managed by Prepare 4 VC, a startup community, accelerator, and consulting firm that has been doing fantastic work in community-building and supporting the New England startup community.

If you're interested in partnering with BNT or have any suggestions or questions, please contact the organizing team via email at: Organizers "at" BostonNewTechnology.com

We also organize these awesome meetup groups in Boston: Boston Software Engineers & App Developers, Boston AI Network, Boston Blockchain Network, Boston Cloud Computing and DevOps and Boston Marketing Technology

BNT thanks these amazing companies for being our top partners/supporters: AWS (Amazon Web Services), AT&T, Autodesk, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Comcast, Constant Contact / Endurance International, Dassault Systemes, Draper, Fidelity Investments, First Republic Bank, Foley Hoag, General Assembly, IBM, Microsoft, O'Reilly Media, PTC, Salesforce, Schwab, The Boston Globe, UPS, Verizon, Wayfair and WeWork.

Boston New Technology is dedicated to providing a harassment-free and inclusive event experience for all members/participants. Please review our policies here, for attending events and engaging fellow members online and in real life.

Jason Kraus - Volunteer Co-Organizer and Founder/CEO of Prepare 4 VC


Jason Kraus

Jason is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and community builder helping startups “Venture Forward,” the title of his book and the mission behind his ventures. Jason is an active investor through Boston Harbor Angels and the EQx Fund, with a thesis that you should always bet on the jockey and the people behind the business. He founded Prepare 4 VC in 2016 with the mission of helping bridge the gap between startups and investors, which has expanded into the Prepare 4 VC Global Startup Oasis, which helps hundreds of entrepreneurs globally through community events and resources, a virtual accelerator, and interactive programs. Jason also leads events for Startup Grind Boston and he is an active speaker and mentor across various startup programs. Follow: @Jkraus23 @Prepare4VC

Steve Vilkas


Steve Vilkas

Steve has had many adventures in the startup world. Starting out as a notepad-carrying novice and avid eventgoer, accelerating over time into a variety of roles and taking on responsibilities ranging from reporter to researcher, connector to cross-collaborator. Prior to this Steve served as a patient advocate for his late mother, an experience that left a deep and lasting impression on him due to her resilience and ability to connect with others even in very difficult circumstances.At Prepare 4 VC Steve serves as Chief Ecosystem Officer and Community Director, identifying and facilitating strategic partnership and growth opportunities by working extensively alongside the CSO utilizing his abilities to bring people, places and things together for purposeful prosperity. He also helps to oversee the facilitation and perpetual evolution of The Oasis within its Central Headquarters, satellite communities and social outposts.Steve lives in the North End of Boston and to this day maintains a deep and abiding appreciation for writing, innovation, photography and dad jokes.

Shirly Kolet

Head of Community

Shirly Kolet

Marsh Sutherland

Boston Co-Organizer

Marsh Sutherland

Marsh Sutherland is a serial tech entrepreneur having worked on 8 startups, launched 4 applications, and sold 2 companies. He's also an alumni of 9Mile Labs (Seattle), Ignite Northwest (Spokane), Co.Accelerator (Gainesville), and LAUNCH! Boston accelerators.

Marsh is a MassChallenge VIP Ambassador, former AngelHack Boston Ambassador, former TechStars Startup Weekend Boston Ambassador, and former Solution Evangelist for the Microsoft BizSpark startup incubator in Boston. He currently serves as a mentor for Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll.org) serving entrepreneurs in underrepresented communities.

Follow: @marshsutherland

Rhoda Serafim

Visionary Orchestrator of Programs, Strategies & Systems

Rhoda Serafim

Rhoda is an Innovation Agent! She Mentors Startups to help them scale. She has an international background that allows her to work side by side with internationals and immigrants. Her passion for the history of technology combined with her background in philosophy of science and world cosmologies, prove vital to her current research of a 1200s binary code-computational device. Rhoda’s expertise ranges from business development, strategy, systematization, speech and oratory, research, problem-solving, leadership and pitch training.

Krishna Dave

Operational Strategist

Krishna Dave

Sharukh Momin

Chief Organizer

Sharukh Momin

Michael Harman

Rhode Island Organizer

Michael Harman

Michael is a highly educated and dynamic professional with significant experience consulting on the development and commercialization of medical technologies. Michael is actively connected with a broad network of global medical and life sciences professionals. He specializes in the front-end innovation aspects of product development, such as Technology Scouting,
Requirements Development, and Concept Generation, demonstrating significant successes specifically within the diagnostics and life sciences sector. Michael actively advises several
diagnostics start-up organizations, while working extensively with the New England Medical Innovation Center team.

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Advisory Board

Olivia Kantyka

Considered "Mary Poppins" with a nothing is impossible mindset, Olivia currently owns the planning, creation and implementation of human-centric identities and impactful communications. She elevates organizations through strategic storytelling, marketing alignment, and compelling vision. She has a personal passion working with impact-driven companies who are moving the needle and she sees the world of communications as the strategic framework to move that needle forward.

Olivia focuses on the human experience to reposition organizations, raise brand awareness, and create measurable and meaningful impact that leads to brand adoption and organizational growth. She translates insights to scope, plan, and spearhead integrated initiatives to build and maintain community engagement.

Her approach includes proactively working with cross-functional stakeholders to analyze storytelling opportunities, synthesize findings, translate insights, and create messaging frameworks that resonate among audiences. She enjoys developing content themes and finding new ways to create persuasive material that is human-centered, dynamic, and consistent across distribution channels. Olivia is a  self-starter with an entrepreneurial mindset who is creatively confident and naturally curious. What’s her goal? Initiate solutions to bring demonstrable change from day 1.

Industry Experience: 30+ startups from MVPs through Series A, Fortune 50 companies, B2B technology, professional service, non-profit

Partners, Panels, and Content Contributions: Prepare4VC, Startup Boston, Boston University's BUILD Lab, Hult International Business School, Female Founder Collective, She Means Business Incubator, Cleantech Open Northeast

Personal Passion: In 2024, Olivia launched Sunny Side Bump, an introspective blog documenting her journey to find the best new advancements in women's reproductive health. In her comedic, candid, and half-glass full approach to life, Olivia shares her thoughts going through endometriosis and infertility, researches the latest developments, and connects with the change makers who are working to increase the odds in the world of reproductive health.


Co-founder & Advisor

Chris Requena

Chris is an IT veteran and community builder who co-founded BNT in January 2011. Chris is a Product Lead focused on product management for a data-driven SaaS product for healthcare providers. Chris is passionate about collaborating with clients and users to solve difficult technical problems and deliver innovative solutions! Follow: @CERequena

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