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 work tribe is your support system, especially, when you need the right recommendation or advice. Build relationships at our social events like monthly pub outings, casual ice cream socials, or philanthropic group activities.

Curated
membership

Highly-collaborative
work tribe

Culture and
value-driven

Space

Space is so much more than a desk and a chair.
Our space was designed with innovation in mind, and provides a place of inspiration for meaningful exchanges.

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
Venture Lane - Coworking Space Boston | Startup Hub
Betsy Scherer

Community + Operations Manager, Customer Experience Fanatic

Betsy Scherer 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, 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.

Betsy Scherer

COMMUNITY MANAGER, VENTURE LANE BOSTON

Betsy Scherer is the Community Manager at Venture Lane, starting here just three days after relocating to Boston. She spent the first five years of her career as a real estate accountant in Minneapolis and Chicago (yay Midwest!) and pivoted into customer relations after (another!) move to Philadelphia. There she discovered her love of customer success, relationship management, and meaningful event planning. She knew she wanted to find a similar more impactful role in Boston and Venture Lane was the perfect fit.

She spends her days at Venture Lane onboarding new members, planning events + socials specific to building our community as well as larger scale events that bring the entire Boston tech ecosystem together.

Betsy graduated with a BA from Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minnesota in 2012 where she majored in public accounting and communication studies.