TechSandBox: MetroWest Innovation Hub 


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Our Mission:   Deliver the educational content, resources, expertise and community to science and technology companies and their entrepreneurs, accelerating innovation and success.  We do this by bringing the ecosystem together in one location, right here in MetroWest.

TechSandBox on YouTube   See our video with several of the Resident Entrepreneurs and others in our Community. See why they're here!

Why an innovation hub in an exurb?

The initial impetus behind TechSandBox included the founder's personal experience traveling 2+ hours every time she headed inside Route 128 in order to increase her knowledge of business and entrepreneurship, or to mentor and advise others.  She asked hundreds of people within the 35+ towns along I-495, Worcester and surrounds their thoughts. The conclusions, based on the factors below, were an overwhelming 'we need it':

  • Time is one of the assets of biggest value to all of us. For entrepreneurs, time can be the critical success factor

  • Innovation ecosystems are proven to help startups start better, faster and with fewer challenges. Ask Airbnb  and Dropbox.
  • Services are not organized for easy access by science and tech startups (anywhere, including MetroWest)


Barbara Finer, CEO, has founded several technology companies. She has served on boards including the Board of MIT Enterprise Forum, WPI Venture Forum, and Choices Wellness Center and has judged and/or mentored at  Ignite/CTO, FIRST, and MassChallenge. Her professional areas of expertise include Marketing, Business Development, Operations, Entrepreneurship and Leadership.

Barbara can be found teaching Marketing, Business and Entrepreneurship at local colleges. She holds a BS from Northeastern University and a MSA in Management of Innovation and Technology from Boston University.


We are located in a large, 8500+ square foot, facility in the newly designated Hopkinton Innovation Park at 105B South Street, Hopkinton. It is off I-495 e.21B near Perkin Elmer, Waters, Bose, Dell/EMC, and other great companies.

While our target is to serve regional science and technology entrepreneurs, we make sure our >five programs every month have something of interest for people in many sectors, company sizes and roles!

  TechSandBox™ Inc. 105B South Street Hopkinton, MA 01748 508-485-7263

We are a 501(c)(3)