The NEVCA invests in the long-term, large-scale success of the region's entrepreneurial ecosystem. Our work takes different forms, and focuses on a variety of issues: workforce development, talent retention, succession planning in VC, regional brand awareness, and more.
The NEVYs are Boston’s premier celebration of the venture ecosystem, and the only one truly uniting the Tech and Life Science communities. An “anti-awards show,” they spurn white tablecloths and boring speeches, instead embracing the vibe of Boston’s innovation economy: fast-paced, eccentric, colorful, and unapologetic.Learn more
Hack.Diversity is an initiative of the New England Venture Capital Association, tackling the underrepresentation of high-skilled minority employees in Boston's innovation economy. Recognizing a distinct talent inefficiency (skilled labor shortage despite large, un-accessed talent pools), NEVCA launched Hack.Diversity to recruit, vet, and place Black and Latino computer science and engineering students into the region's fastest growing companies - with unique training, coaching, and support for both employer and employee throughout the experience. Hack.Diversity aims to buoy the regional innovation economy by effecting a 100% increase in the number of Blacks and Latinos contributing to it.Learn more
Unpitch programs - in TECH, HEALTH, and BIO - facilitate connections between early stage entrepreneurs and seasoned investors. Events are NOT about delivering elevator pitches onstage, "demo day" presentations, or trying to grab a few seconds with a venture capitalist in a conference hallway. Instead, Unpitch events are a chance for founders to have lunch with investors in a casual, no-pressure environment, discuss business plans, get meaningful feedback, and make connections critical to progress.Learn more
The NEVCA's Syndicate Sessions are a unique offering for pre-partner investors. Blending networking and content, Sessions help early-career investors build the knowledge base and networks essential to longterm success.Learn more
VC Briefings are a cornerstone of the NEVCA's mission to facilitate the connections and relationships critical to a vibrant venture ecosystem. Invitation-only briefings offer in-depth, interactive discussions between investors, operators, and academics, on the topics at the cutting-edge of the venture landscape.Learn more
Boston's innovation ecosystem is a vibrant tangle of people, places, events, and ideas - and it can get overwhelming for even seasoned veterans. From pillar companies to Midas List investors; journalists to influencers; events, workspaces, accelerators, neighborhoods, classes, and coffee shops - the Boston Innovation Guide is the living repository of the country's most innovative ecosystem.Explore the Guide