A town located in the Greater Boston metropolitan area, Wakefield sits in the Middlesex County of Massachusetts. Incorporated in 1812, it's only 20km from Downtown Boston. Home to the oldest and largest manufacturers of flying model airplane toys in the world (think balsa wood model airplane kits), Paul K Guillow, Inc. Wakefield is also where you will find the headquarters of Comverse Technology that is a digital telecommunications equipment manufacturer. A scenic town located at the intersection of 2 major highways, it's cloaked in historic New England charm. It has a population of 27,157 folks that take time out to picnic on the shores of its stunning Lake Quannapowitt, go boating from the nation's oldest inland yacht club or hang out in coworking venues getting some work done.
Boston has numerous things going for it as a startup hub from its quiet pool of local investors who love to help startups get off the ground to the fact that it is home to some well-known consumer companies, software, biotech and healthcare IT. Massachusetts is where nearly $3 billion was funded across 113 deals exceeding California. It also has the world's greatest concentration of entrepreneurs, emerging and leading tech companies and top-tier academic institutions pushing out tech savvy students, incubators and an ecosystem of supporting providers.
Wakefield's coworking scene is supporting its fledgling startups and avid entrepreneurs in providing a place to connect and collaborate, without the need to venture into the real big smoke.
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