Boasting many top tier universities, an emphasis on innovation research, a closer-knit community, and one of the highest rates of venture capital investment in the country, Boston is home to one of the richest tech ecosystems in the US.
Startup accelerators and incubators such as TechStars, Future Boston, Mass Challenge, and Harvard Innovation Lab offer capital and mentorship opportunities in exchange for small amounts of equity. Coworking spaces including WeWork, Workbar, Koa Labs, Idea Space, and Cambridge Innovation Center provide rented spaces for solo founders and growing teams to work on their projects. For those interested in sharpening their skills, groups such as Boston New Tech Meetup, Girl Develop It, Rails Bridge, and General Assembly offer classes, workshops, and events on a wide range of topics including coding, digital marketing, data science, and project management.
Given the wealth of opportunities for budding entrepreneurs, Boston is brimming with triumphant tales of talented techies. Below are seven success stories from The Hub’s tech community: