Introducing the X Lists: The Region’s Best Resource for Innovators and Entrepreneurs

12/10/09Follow @wroush

Longtime readers of Xconomy may have noticed, to our embarrassment, that our Boston Resources page has been “coming soon” for months. Many months. But good things come to those who wait, as they say, and now we’re ready to introduce a resources section that we’re really proud of, the X Lists.

We believe that the X Lists are the most comprehensive collection of resources for New England technology innovators and entrepreneurs anywhere on the Web. We’ve organized them to parallel the stages in a startup’s growth: Start, Fund, Network, Work & Grow, and Analyze. In the lists, you can learn about the local incubators and business plan competitions that can help get your company off the ground, the angel groups and venture firms that can boost you to the next level, the co-working spaces where you can set up shop, the legal firms ready to help you with contracts, the events and technology organizations where you can meet peers (and perhaps customers), and much more.

If you’re looking for a job, the X Lists also include links to information about employment options around Massachusetts. If you’re wondering about the health of the local innovation ecosystem, we’ve got links to Xconomy’s most data-rich stories on venture financing deals, clusters of innovative startups, and the prospects of local biotech businesses. If you think your company might merit an investment by a local economic development agency or quasi-governmental entity, we’ve got a list of alternative financing organizations.

And as an added bonus, the X Lists home page includes a live feed of Twitter posts from dozens of the most interesting people in the Boston technology, startup, and investing communities.

So please—go and explore. The X Lists are very much living documents, and we’re committed to growing them and keeping them up to date. But we need your help to do that—so if you know of a resource or an organization that’s missing from our lists, let us know at editors@xconomy.com.

As for the Resources pages on our San Diego and Seattle sites? Those are…coming soon.

Wade Roush is a contributing editor at Xconomy. Follow @wroush

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