Boston is full of incredibly passionate, exceedingly smart, and fiercely supportive people. This ecosystem prides itself on its pay-it-forward mentality for those seeking advice and support. The events, community groups, and coffee shops below are great ways to join or navigate the local startup scene.
These can’t-miss annual events are some of Boston’s most beloved annual gatherings of the innovation community, make sure to put them on your calendar!
Whether you join as a member or just drop by an event or meetup, these groups are the glue holding this community together and advancing their various specialty areas here in Boston.
The following map lists both coffee shops where people in the startup community like to meet (or wine and dine) as well as independent venues. They are called out here based roughly on event frequency and perceived relevancy to the Boston startup community. If you’ve got a favorite spot, submit it!