Opportunities for Startups and Supporters


Unpitch HEALTH

Connects early-stage health entrepreneurs and seasoned investors for friendly, pressure-free conversations – no pitch decks, just curated meetings where entrepreneurs can access advice and feedback from industry experts. Apply by 6/29


MassChallenge US Early-Stage Startup Accelerator

Our U.S. Early-Stage program attracts top founders from around the world and provides access to the tools, resources, and talent founders and corporate innovators needed to make transformational impact, without taking any equity. MassChallenge is committed to advancing new technologies and innovations that will have a widespread impact across business, industry, and economic growth.   There is no application fee! Apply by 4/20


MassChallenge and IBM Second Cohort of Their Mentorship Program for Underrepresented Founders

Artificial intelligence and security continue to be at the forefront to solve the world’s largest challenges. This program leverages the expertise of IBM volunteers in both of these fields, along with the MassChallenge community committed to cultivating early-stage entrepreneurs. Together, this partnership provides equitable access for underrepresented founders, across all industries, continuing our combined effort to build an inclusive innovation environment for all. Apply by 4/13


BIPOC Program – Open Application Period (Spring 2022)

With 40+ years of experience delivering transformative programming to entrepreneurs, we are excited to offer tuition-free access to our programming to help tech entrepreneurs of color succeed. Preference for this program is given to Black/African American founders, however, we look carefully at all applications where at least one founder/applicant is of American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, Middle Eastern, and North African, and/or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander descent. Apply by 4/1


The New Applicant Grant Program and The Inclusive Grant Program

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has made $75,000,000 available to support small businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. These funds will be administered through two different grant programs, the New Applicant Grant Program and the Inclusive Grant Program. Apply by 4/4


2022 Innovative Initiatives Awards

The Boston Women’s Workforce Council (BWWC) is calling for applications for its third Innovative Initiatives Awards. This program recognizes practices or policies implemented by employers to close gender and racial wage gaps. Initiatives submitted for review should have begun in 2021 and show a commitment to testing and learning on your path to becoming a more equitable employer. Apply by 4/5


Recycling & Reuse Business Development Grant

The Recycling & Reuse Business Development Grant (RBDG) program is intended to help Massachusetts recycling processors and manufacturers create sustainable markets for eligible materials, and to add value to municipal and business recycling efforts. Apply by 4/8


Accelerating Profitable Growth for BIPOC- and Woman-Owned Construction Contractors

Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) launches Building for Growth (BFG) – a new tuition-free executive education program that aims to best position BIPOC- and woman-owned construction businesses for growth and to effectively compete for larger-scale contracts. Apply by 4/8


McKinsey’s Early-Stage Investor Conference (ESIC)

ESIC 2020 attracted more than 1,000 attendees and over 200 start-ups gave presentations. Looking ahead to 2022, we’ll continue to grow, adding new investor tracks including: biotech, cybersecurity, environmental, social, and governance (ESG), fintech, healthcare tech, logistics, and medtech. As with last year, ESIC will continue to be a global virtual conference welcoming attendees from around the world. Whether you’re leading an innovative start-up and are in search of a global audience, or you’re an early-stage investor and are looking for the next promising prospect, ESIC offers a unique platform for learning, sharing, and connecting.  Apply by 5/6


PowerUp Latino Business Advancement Program

The PowerUp Latino Business Advancement Program will provide personalized business counseling to Latino small business owners across Massachusetts who need to increase sales, improve operations, implement digital processes, maintain healthy finances, and gain access to capital and new customers. Apply by 6/30


SBIR Targeted Technologies ("START") Program

The SBIR Targeted Technologies (START) program helps Massachusetts-based start-ups convert research developed under SBIR and STTR contracts into businesses and jobs in Massachusetts. The START program plays an important role in powering Massachusetts’ Innovation Economy. START is now open and accepting applications! Apply by 4/10/22

Prepare 4 VC Startup Accelerator

Prepare 4 VC offers a 16 week, equity-free accelerator program serving handpicked startups globally through two live weekly sessions, resources and videos, and an ongoing chat group with our advisors and your cohort throughout the program. We host two demo day events week 8 and 16 of the program with a focus on helping you shape, scale and share your startup story effectively. Learn more and apply today

Present Your Tech Startup Live at Boston New Technology

Want to exhibit and present for 100-250 people and receive publicity with BNT's 28k members/subscribersIt’s free for New England startup founders. Coming up: FinTech & Blockchain, HealthTech, Clean/Green Tech & Energy, AI & IoT, AR/VR/MR, CyberSecurity & More. Please share the opportunity with your friends! Learn more and sign up

Prepare 4 VC Startup Oasis

Join the Prepare 4 VC Startup Oasis, a living, breathing ecosystem - a circular economy of value created to help early-stage ventures navigate the most difficult period of their startup lifecycle... the beginning. Join the virtual Accelerator Program and access a multitude of resources: global conferences, live networking & pitch events, access to growth tools in personal wellness + professional skill development, critical business tools, and communication pathways directly to investors, advisors, coaches, mentors, and peers across a global stage! Join for free today

Prepare 4 VC: Your Wellness @ The Oasis

As a member of the P4VC Oasis Community, we want to ensure the "greatness" of 'who you are' grows as much as your venture. For that reason, we've created Your Wellness @ The Oasis - a place to explore, discover & invest in the best version of You. Sign up in our program and get access to curated content, meet new people and live your best 'You'. Learn more and sign up

QUBIC Labs Startup Incubator in Quincy, MA

QUBIC Labs is a startup incubator and innovation hub dedicated to developing a thriving ecosystem of FinTech, GovTech and CivTech expertise and early-stage businesses. Based in Quincy, MA, QUBIC Labs is setting the tone for entrepreneurship and innovation just south of Boston with the goal of creating 1,000 jobs over the next 10 years. QUBIC Labs is a nonprofit organization supported by its Founding Sponsors, including FoxRock Properties, South Shore Bank and Foley & Lardner. Learn more


AWS Activate Founders offers startups free tools, resources, and more to quickly get started on AWS

AWS Activate Founders, open to self-funded and bootstrapped startups, helps startup founders take their business to the next level. Whether you’re a tech or non-tech founder, Activate Founders provides $1,000 USD in credits and $350 USD in developer support credits to help you quickly get started on AWS. Use this cost-saving opportunity to experiment, build, test, or deploy your startup architecture on AWS. Learn more and apply today!

VentureFizz Job Board - Boston, NYC & Philadelphia

Exploring new opportunities? The VentureFizz Job Board has over 2,400 positions listed across all functional areas: Software Engineering, Product Management, Sales, Marketing, Customer Success, Operations, and more! Explore opportunities

Harvard Business School Angels of Boston: Angels Pitch Events

Our mission is to build a community of Harvard alums to accelerate the entrepreneurial ecosystem found around HBS and the broader Boston community - to provide real value and insight to entrepreneurs whether our members elect to invest or not. HBS affiliation not required to attend or present. Entrepreneurs seeking funding need to submit their business plan for a chance to pitch your startup. Recently, HBS Angels has invested nearly $1MM in three companies: Smoodi, BLDUP and Vincere Health. Online. Free. Apply today

Be a BUILD Mentor

Boston high school students are launching their own businesses and they need you! Invest in the next leaders of Boston by signing up to be a mentor. Mentors work with their BUILD team to develop and strengthen skills like communication, collaboration, innovation and grit as well as empowering BUILD students to take charge of their education, careers, and life. Mentoring takes place weekly at our partner schools during the early afternoon. Use your lunch hour to make a difference in a young person’s life while connecting with other like-minded professionals in Boston. Learn more and sign up

iFundWomen Boston

If you are a Boston-area women-led startup or small business, apply now to be a part of iFundWomen Boston, in partnership with Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Women Entrepreneurs Boston (WE BOS). iFundWomen is a platform designed to help the city's female entrepreneurs raise the capital needed to get their ideas off the ground. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Apply today

Join Innovation Women for Great Public Speaking Opportunities!

Innovation Women is an online speakers bureau for entrepreneurial and technical women. WHY? Innovation Women is a visibility bureau for entrepreneurial, technical and innovative women. Innovation Women helps connect event managers to women who are potential speakers. No more “token woman”. Our goal is gender-balanced panels and equal visibility opportunities for women. Members receive:

  • Direct invitations to speak through our platform
  • A weekly email with 100 opportunities they can apply for (sample list here)
  • Promotion of their speaking engagements, books, awards, etc.
  • The opportunity to participate in our IW webinar series, pop-up events and more!


Ongoing Event Opportunities:

Ongoing: Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Events: See listing for weekly events. Online. Free to $30. RSVP

Ongoing: Boston SCORE Business Workshops: See listing for weekly events. Online. Free. RSVP

Ongoing: Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network: See listing for weekly events. Online. Free. RSVP

Ongoing: Better Business Bureau Seminars. See listing for weekly events. Online. Free. RSVP

Ongoing: Amazon Web Services - AWS hosts events, both online and in-person, bringing the cloud computing community together to connect, collaborate, and learn from AWS experts. Online. Free. RSVP

Ongoing: Thinkful Boston Tech Skills Workshops: See listing for weekly events. Online. Free. RSVP

Monthly -- Women Entrepreneurs MA, RI, Southeastern CT. Online. Free. RSVP

Ongoing: Creative Mornings. Online. Free. RSVP

Ongoing: DevPost Hackathons. Online. Free.