About

Impact

We live for high-impact.

Let us help you with introductions to mentors, experts, and like-minded entrepreneurs. Meet with other founders and our vast network of experts every week.

World-class
mentors, speakers,
and partners

Carefully-crafted
member program
and events

Deep connection
to the Boston startup
key players

Venture Lane - Coworking Space Boston | Startup Hub
Venture Lane - Coworking Space Boston | Startup Hub

Community

A community of like minded startup entrepreneurs and teams.

The community is your support system, especially, when you need the right recommendation or advice. Build relationships at our social events like virtual happy hours and socially-distanced outdoor gatherings. 

Curated
membership

Highly-collaborative
work tribe

Culture and
value-driven

Space for hybrid teams

Space is so much more than a desk and a chair.

Our co-working space was designed with innovation in mind and provides a place for hybrid teams to thrive.

Flexible
office options

Creative and
inspiring environment

Venture Lane - Coworking Space Boston | Startup Hub

Located in the
heart of Boston’s
Downtown Crossing

Venture Lane - Coworking Space Boston | Startup Hub

get in touch

We value collaboration, transparency, and a ‘give first’ mentality. If this describes you and your company, please get in touch.
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Our Team

Christian Magel

Founder, Serial Entrepreneur & Angel Investor

Christian Magel is an international startup veteran, coach and advisor, business angel and expert on go-to-market strategies, communication and international rollout.

Ross Palley
General Manager, Startup Enthusiast & Program Curator
Ross Palley is a long-time member of the Boston startup ecosystem, known as a master of value-added programming and has assisted 700+ startups through accelerator programs over the last half decade.
Venture Lane - Coworking Space Boston | Startup Hub

Rachel McIntosh

Community + Operations Manager, Customer Experience Fanatic

Rachel McIntosh is a fan of all things community building, network sharing, and social event planning. Enthusiastic about exceptional hospitality and customer service.

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Christian Magel

Founder, Venture Lane Boston & Serial Entrepreneur

Christian Magel is the Founder of Venture Lane Boston, Co-Founder of Venture Lane Studio, international startup veteran, coach and advisor, business angel and expert on go-to-market strategies as well as startup strategy and foundation.

Christian founded Venture Lane, Boston’s leading startup hub for early stage B2B software companies in 2018 and co-founded Venture Lane Studios in 2021. His mission is to create real, measurable impact for young tech founders and companies through a growth-oriented program, a collaborative community of like-minded entrepreneurs and mentors, as well as through 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). The multi-award winning digitally-led disruptor to mainstream mobile carriers and energy providers listed as an ASX300 company in 2015 and was acquired by Optus and AGL.

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 (IPO 2000) 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 mentor. In addition to those listed above, he co-founded DigiCit and Candid Company, a bi-annual networking dinner which brings together the best and brightest digital entrepreneurs for thought-provoking conversations in Australia and Boston.

Christian is an active international Business Angel, member of Launchpad Venture Group and TBD Angels. He mentored or is mentoring at TechStars Boston and Portland, 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

head of platform, venture lane | Studio
MAnaging Director, Venture Lane | Space

Ross Palley is the Managing Director at Venture Lane | Startup Hub, a curated community of 40+ B2B software startups and larger virtual network of 1,200 B2B founders, investors, and mentors. Ross is also the Head of Platform at Venture Lane | Studio, a bespoke traction accelerator transforming B2B software startups into growth stage ventures with repeatable and scalable sales engines.


Ross has also served as Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the [email protected] program at Boston College and co-led the Founder Institute Boston Accelerator Program since 2018. Founder Institute is the world’s premier pre-seed startup accelerator based in Silicon Valley with programs in 200+ cities worldwide and 5,000+ alumni startups. Ross also led startup services for the MassChallenge Boston Accelerator Program. MassChallenge is a global startup accelerator with program in 20+ countries and 3,000+ alumni startups.


Prior to landing in Boston, Ross co-led the Techstars Startup Weekend team in New York City to organize startup boot camps in partnership with Coca Cola, Sony, IBM, CEMEX, and other corporate innovation teams.  


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

Rachel McIntosh

COMMUNITY MANAGER, VENTURE LANE BOSTON

Rachel McIntosh is the Community Manager at Venture Lane, a proud east coaster with New England roots. She began her career in customer-facing roles five years ago while in Virginia before making the move to Philadelphia to work under the URBN umbrella. Over the last three years Rachel has transitioned into operational roles, most recently as an Operations and Logistics Specialist at Amazon. These experiences brought to light Rachel’s love of community, efficiency and innovation – ultimately bringing her back to Boston where she landed at Venture Lane.

Rachel spends her days at Venture Lane owning and crafting the founder experience, facilitating connections between founders/mentors/VCs, managing Venture Lane’s digital presence via all things marketing and social media and planning events that bring together the Venture Lane community and the larger Boston Tech ecosystem. Her efforts earned her the title of “Community Manager of the Year 2022” by Startup Boston, awarded after just a year in her role.

Rachel graduated with a BBA from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she majored in International Business – Marketing.