BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TechHub, the leading community and workspace for technology entrepreneurs, today announced that its Boston location has officially opened its doors. Exclusively for technology product startups, TechHub is an international network focused on fostering a collaborative community where entrepreneurs help each other grow and improve. To celebrate the opening of its first U.S. location, TechHub is inviting the Greater Boston community to a launch party at its new co-working space located on the third floor of 212 Elm Street in Somerville, Mass. on April 30 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Click here to RSVP.
With its new location now up and running, TechHub is ready to help grow Boston’s early-stage technology startups into strong companies that can compete on the international playing field. TechHub advisors guide the community through the entire lifecycle of starting and growing a technology business, from providing financial advice and educating members on new technology to encouraging entrepreneurial spirit, enhancing communication skills and more. Members instantly gain access to the eight TechHubs across six countries, including England, Germany and India. TechHub Boston also provides an easy landing pad for international members looking to expand their presence to the U.S.
Elizabeth Varley, CEO and co-founder of TechHub Global, said: “In addition to providing guidance and opt-in opportunities to our Boston members, TechHub is also working to bring new investment opportunities to the U.S., thanks to the recent passing of the JOBS Act. Equity crowdfunding is a great way to improve and speed up the innovation cycle as well as increase the impact of the trickle-down effect of success to a larger group of people.”
To spark local conversation about securing Boston’s place as a leading city for technology startups, TechHub will host a panel discussion at its April 30 event during which panelists will consider what the surrounding community and government can do to support existing startups, attract new ones, and remain competitive in the global technology ecosystem.
Introduced by British Consul General Susie Kitchens and moderated by Elizabeth Varley, panel participants include:
- Jospeh Curtatone, Mayor of Somerville
- Darren Westlake, CEO and co-founder of CrowdCube
- Marie Duggan, Founder of Tech4Autism and MassChallenge alum
- Nigel Jacob, Co-founder of New Urban Mechanics
- Bobbie Carlton, Founder of Carlton PR and Marketing and founder of Mass Innovation Nights
Stewart Noakes, co-founder of TechHub Boston, said, “It has been our dream to bring TechHub to the Greater Boston Area and in doing so to make a real contribution to the community here. In Davis Square, we have found a warm and welcoming home as part of a vibrant and diverse community. Although we officially open today, we are already working with some amazing companies that see this as the right time to begin their own startup adventure and are speeding up their journey by harnessing the power of our global entrepreneur community.”
Since announcing its Boston presence on March 9, TechHub Boston has partnered with several Boston-area companies, including Applause, BIGfish Communications and Gesmer Updegrove, and secured more than 50 members, including founding member and former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. Memberships start at just $250 per year and are available at http://boston.techhub.com/apply/boston/.
In 2010, serial entrepreneur Elizabeth Varley and TechCrunch’s European Editor-at-Large Mike Butcher founded TechHub to serve as a “town hall” for the tech startup community that was often forced to work from home or at local coffee shops. Today, TechHub is a community and workspace where like-minded entrepreneurs congregate, work, learn, and grow their businesses without having to give away equity. TechHub is now the largest startup network in Europe, with over 1,000 members and nine physical locations, including its newest in Somerville, Massachusetts. For more information, visit http://www.techhub.com/press.