Boston’s Financial District, of all places, has emerged as a hotspot for the region’s tech startups.
Public transit options, lots of restaurants, and cheaper rents than Kendall and the Seaport have made the neighborhood named after its financial titan residents a magnet for small tech startups.
I’ve found more than 30 tech companies large and small that occupy offices in the Financial District. Like other neighborhoods in the city, the Financial District doesn’t have hard and fast borders — but it could probably be loosely defined as the area bounded by Arch and Devonshire streets on the west side, State Street on the north, Atlantic Avenue on the east, and Summer Street on the south. Here’s a map showing who is where:
And here’s the list. You can sort by street by clicking on “street.”
I didn’t include the 22 startups currently incubated at the PayPal StartTank — you can see the list here.
It’s also worth mentioning that the Financial District will soon become even more of a mecca for tech: CIC Boston, which will follow the Cambridge Innovation Center model and house hundreds of small startups, is planned to open by the end of summer or early fall.
I’m now looking to do similar lists/maps for other startup-heavy neighborhoods in Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville. Which neighborhood would you like to find out about next? E-mail me or leave suggestions in the comments below. Also, feel free to e-mail or comment with any tech firms in the Financial District that I missed.
Kyle Alspach has worked in journalism in Massachusetts since 2005 and was one of the original staff writers at BetaBoston.
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