Today, hundreds of emerging companies and thousands of entrepreneurs and investors call Boston home. New local media outlets have launched to focus specifically on Boston, while traditional publications cover the area’s innovation economy more than ever before. Countless co-working spaces, incubators, and accelerators have emerged, and at all hours, local bars and coffee shops are full of entrepreneurs and investors hatching plans for the future.

Yes, Boston is a growing hub of startup companies, talent, and ideas, with lots more room to continue growing behind a resurgent entrepreneurial energy. But while the city and community can feel accessible, supportive, and easy to navigate for some, it can also feel overwhelming with activity for others.

Our hope is that the Hitchhiker’s Guide to Boston Innovation can serve as the community’s front door. Our goal is to ensure that everyone in this ecosystem, no matter how new or established, can use this resource as a jumping off point to find educational, business development, or career opportunities.

A LIVING RESOURCE

This resource, like the startup world it serves, is far from a completed product. We intend for this to be a living, breathing site. What we have put forward is a start and is by no means comprehensive. It’s up to the community to contribute and feed this resource and keep it current and useful.

So, with that in mind, there are two ways you can contribute…

  1. To submit new or missing information, simply click on the “submit resources” button in the menu, and fill out the form! (Be sure to check out what others have already submitted to avoid duplicates.)
  2. To share new, crazy ideas — which we love — you can tweet us. We’re @NewEnglandVC! (Don’t be a stranger)

WE SEEM BIASED TOWARDS BOSTON…

Well, that’s because we are!

We’re excited about and firmly believe in this region. We’re fiercely loyal to this community. We’re fans as much as we are players and participants. We suspect most of you are too, but if you’re not, we hope this resource will help you unlock all the great potential of Boston’s innovation ecosystem.

Now then — stop reading about the Guide and start exploring it for yourself!

It has so damn much to offer.

Sincerely,

The NEVCA and NextView Ventures

Jody Rose

NEVCA | @JodyARose

Ari Glantz

NEVCA | @AFineGlance

Ian Campbell

NEVCA | @NewEnglandVC

Angela Liu

NEVCA | @Hack_Diversity

Raven Williams

NEVCA | @Hack_Diversity

Alexa Goldman

NEVCA | @Hack_Diversity

Rob Go

NextView | @ROBGO

Jay Acunzo

Unthinkable Media |
@Jayacunzo