Our Mission

Our mission is to provide the best startup hub for enabling cutting-edge innovation. We are building a world-class local work community exhibiting careful curation, entrepreneurial spirit, best-in-class services and an outstanding space for leading founders and companies in the digital industry.

Who We Are

Venture Lane is a unique new startup hub in the heart of Boston’s Downtown Crossing, featuring a founder and entrepreneur-led, curated community of early stage tech startups. We make a substantial difference for entrepreneurs and their companies by providing a unique mixture of outstanding individual service and attention, a collaborative work family, beautiful cutting-edge space, deep connection to the Boston startup ecosystem, plug and play support by our team and professional partners, and a carefully-crafted educational and social program.

Our Community

  • Curated membership
  • Culture and value-driven
  • Collaboration and exchange with the community
  • Like-minded entrepreneurs and companies
  • Sole focus on tech startups
  • Work and play at social events

Our Impact

  • Focus on personal and company impact
  • Top-notch speakers, events and workshops​
  • Access to the Boston startup ecosystem through mentors, coaches and partners

Our Space

  • Creative and innovative work spaces
  • Flexible office solutions and terms
  • Located in the heart of Boston
  • State-of-the-art tech

Our Team

Christian Magel

Founder, Venture Lane Boston & Serial Entrepreneur

Christian Magel is the Founder of Venture Lane Boston, international startup veteran, coach and advisor, business angel and expert for go-to-market strategies, communication and international rollout.

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Ross Palley

General Manager, Venture Lane Boston

Ross Palley is the General Manager at Venture Lane Boston, a coworking and incubation space that offers consulting and advisory as well as a vibrant creative space for local and international early-stage startups.

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Why Boston?

  • Population: 4.6 mio in metro area
  • Colleges and Universities: 70+ with 350.000+ students
  • Startups: 3.500+ making it the 5th largest startup ecosystem worldwide
  • Venture Capital: 2nd largest hub in the country with $50.2B VC capital under management

Christian Magel

Founder, Venture Lane Boston & Serial Entrepreneur

Christian Magel is the Founder of Venture Lane Boston, international startup veteran, coach and advisor, business angel and expert for go-to-market strategies, communication and international rollout.

Christian founded Venture Lane in 2018 in Boston as a curated startup hub for early-stage tech companies. His mission is to create real, measurable impact for member companies through a vibrant creative space, a collaborative community of like-minded entrepreneurs, and impactful events and connections into the local ecosystem.

As a Co-founder of amaysim Australia, he was CMO and Executive Director and helped grow the company to and beyond IPO, resulting into Australia’s largest mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), now with over AUD 400 mio. in revenue. As a multi-award winning digitally-led disruptor to mainstream mobile carriers, amaysim today is listed as an ASX300 company in Sydney, Australia.

Prior to launching amaysim in 2010, Christian was Co-founder and CMO of simyo, a customer-centric challenger brand in the European mobile provider space. With Christian’s help, simyo became the world’s largest online-based mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), operating in Spain, France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Christian’s homeland, Germany. simyo was sold to E-Plus, a subsidiary of KPN (Royal Dutch Telecom) in 2007.

In Europe, Christian was European Marketing Director at Letsbuyit.com and has held senior marketing positions at ProSieben Digital Media, Entertainment Media Verlag and Club RTL.

An international tech startup and marketing leader Christian is highly engaged with the tech startup ecosystem, where he acts as investor, advisor and coach. In addition to those listed above, he co-founded DigiCit, a bi-annual networking dinner which brings together the best and brightest digital entrepreneurs for thought-provoking conversations.

Christian is an active international Business Angel and a member of Launchpad Venture Group and mentor at Founder’s Institute and MassChallenge.

Christian earned his degree “Betriebswirt” from European Business School, Oestrich Winkel, Germany and has also studied at Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universitaet (Munich, Germany), at Sup-de-Co La Rochelle (La Rochelle, France) and at Thunderbird – American Graduate School of International Management (Glendale, AZ, USA).

Ross Palley

General Manager, Venture Lane Boston

Ross Palley is the General Manager at Venture Lane Boston, a coworking and incubation space that offers consulting and advisory as well as a vibrant creative space for local and international early-stage startups.

As the Startup Services Manager for MassChallenge Boston until 2018, Ross served as the first point of contact for the 128 seed-stage startups in MassChallenge’s flagship, industry agnostic accelerator program.  Each year, MassChallenge accelerates the most startups in the world through their zero-equity, competition-based model in Boston, Israel, Mexico, Switzerland, and Texas – and with vertical programs in digital health and financial technology.

Ross also supports Boston founders at the idea stage as a Program Manager with Founder Institute, the world’s premier pre-seed startup accelerator based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 60 countries.  Since 2009, Founder Institute has helped over 3,300 companies raise over $700m in their efforts to “Globalize Silicon Valley” and build impact companies that create one million jobs.

Prior to landing in Boston, Ross was a Community Lead with the Techstars Startup Weekend team in New York and helped to organize lean startup boot camps in partnership with Coca Cola, Sony, IBM, CEMEX, and other corporate innovators.  Ross also held quality assurance and customer success roles at Eze Software, a leading global provider of investment management software solutions to more than 1,800 buy-side firms in 45 countries.

Ross earned his BA in Political Science with special concentration in Community Building from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

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