Founded by The Boston Globe, Harvard University, MIT, and Massachusetts General Hospital, HUBweek showcases, celebrates, and convenes the most inventive minds making an impact in Boston and around the world.

There is a unique concentration of brainpower, ingenuity, and creativity in the Greater Boston region; it draws people from around the world and from every industry. The unifying characteristic is a willingness to attack big problems, and a focus on making life better and improving the human condition at both a local and global level.

The stats don't lie.

Boston named #1 city to launch a startup - 2017 Innovation that Matters report

Massachusetts #1 state in leading the new economyITIF 2017 New Economy Index

#1 best states overall rankingUS News

HUBweek exists to support and strengthen this innovation ecosystem–and to connect more people and partners to it.

HUBweek attracts a diverse audience across age group and gender. The most represented groups include females and millennials, at 57% and ~60% respectively.

HUBweek breaks down barriers across industry and title level, with diverse representation from a number of sectors. More than 1/3 of the HUBweek audience includes decision-makers, another 1/3: students.

HUBweek is a community. A yearlong initiative, highlighted by a weeklong festival taking place each fall in Boston.

Create access.

HUBweek serves as a platform to connect with the future being built in Greater Boston at the intersections of art, science, and technology.

Break down silos.

We've built a community of curious and creative people–those who are building our future across industry.

Catalyze problem-solving.

With everything we do, we have an eye towards human impact.

HUBweek is a unique opportunity to demonstrate leadership on cutting-edge ideas, engage an educated and diverse audience, and connect with other thought leaders who are building the future.

The heart of HUBweek 2017, on Boston's City Hall Plaza.

Meet some of our past speakers...

and some of the 100+ journalists that were a part of it.

HUBweek 2018 will consist of a number of experiences including tracked programs targeting professionals across industry; large-scale showcases; behind-the-scenes events across the Boston area; film screenings and unique experiences from day to night.

42% of HUBweek survey respondents stated that simply knowing an organization was a sponsor of HUBweek improved their opinion of the organization.

What's in it for you?

Demonstrate Thought Leadership to an engaged, diverse and highly educated audience
Connect deeper with segments of the HUBweek audience and other thought leaders through Curated Networking Moments and Engagement Opportunities
Stay connected via Year-Round Content Opportunities and Events

Meet some of our past partners.

More than 250 leading tech companies, grassroots organizations, startups, research labs, and academic institutions have been behind HUBweek.


Co-curate a custom panel, deep dive or presentation to be a featured event during HUBweek 2018
Present and collaborate on the curation of one of HUBweek's 2018 content tracks
Reach more than 1M+ adults via on-site branding, advertising in the HUBweek program, and additional advertising opportunities
Support HUBweek artists, community members or students through underwriting an art exhibit or passes to the festival


Transform a shipping container– one of The HUB's main engagement points–on Boston's City Hall Plaza
Connect 1:1 with HUBweek attendees, startups, and collaborators through tabling opportunities during HUBweek showcases
Host a curated networking opportunity, party or reception to forge new connections
Leverage space and structures throughout The HUB to create experiences and activations to highlight your brand


Connect with the HUBweek community through quarterly events
Utilize dedicated section in weekly HUBweek newsletter to share meaningful content with the HUBweek audience
Amplify engagement in 2018 festival through sponsorship of HUBweek Content Hub, which will feature various content and media resources on HUBweek.org
Design a custom experience for the HUBweek audience

If you are interested in making the greatest impact through a more customized experience at HUBweek 2018, there a limited number of title sponsorships still available. Reach out to our Head of Business Development, Denise Thayer for more details.

HUBweek would not exist without its community of founders, sponsors, collaborators, and attendees. We hope to hear from you in 2018!

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