Stories

By: Josh Boyle | April 30, 2014
Google Glass is not yet widely available, but come 2015 they are set to roll out some 9 Million units and six Harvard Business School students are keen to enter the unsaturated ‘wearables’ market.
By: Kristen Craft & Chris Lavigne | April 29, 2014
Many of you are probably familiar with the term SEO, or “Search Engine Optimization”. This refers to the process of maximizing your chance of showing up in search...
By: Josh Boyle | April 28, 2014
There’s a new startup competition upon us - Startup Jackpot. Started by 3 three friends, all who founded companies in the Washington DC area, Startup Jackpot is a grassroots...
By: Thomas McHugh | April 28, 2014
Non-compete agreements, also known as covenants not to compete, are contracts between an employer and employee pursuant to which employment, business, and other professional...
By: Josh Boyle | April 28, 2014
Lansdowne Street this morning wasn’t your typical scene.  There were plenty of ‘Teams’ around Fenway Park, but none were the Red Sox nor were they led by John Farrell or owned by John Henry. 
Office Tours
By: | April 27, 2014
Check out the great Office Space for Wistia - "We are video hosting built for business."
By: Chip Hazard | April 24, 2014
In my recent list of #ifiwereafounder tweets, I started with the assertion that "I would aggressively seek out one, but no more than one, co-founder to complement my deficiencies".  This generated a number of questions from founders about the ideal composition of a founding team.
By: Josh Boyle | April 24, 2014
VentureFizz strives to be your one-stop shop for the Boston Tech Scene. Our calendar is stockpiled with classes and events for Boston entrepreneurs to learn and network. They all deserve...
Talent on the Move
By: VentureFizz | April 24, 2014
Talent on the Move - April 25, 2014 - Your weekly roll up of who is coming and going within the Boston tech scene!
By: Rob Go | April 23, 2014
Not sure why, but over the last few years, quite a few people I know took on EIR roles at various VC firms in both the East Coast and in Silicon Valley.  Overall, there are positives and negatives to being an EIR.  The positives are kind of obvious...
Going out to investors can be stressful for any company, whether in their seed stage or at $10 million in revenue. You need to know a lot of information before even thinking about speaking to a VC firm: how to get an introduction, what stage of your business is right to approach an investor, and how you should pitch your company, just to name a few.
By: Madeline Bilis | April 21, 2014
As two Tufts alumni powered through the last few miles of a snowshoe marathon in Vermont, they were reminded of their friends who wanted to participate but couldn’t. Why? Because they didn’t have snowshoes...
By: Michael Greeley | April 20, 2014
Earlier this week the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) released the VC Quarterly Fundraising data for 1Q14. The expectation was for this past quarter to be a strong quarter for fundraising, given the (until recently) buoyant public equity markets and strong M&A environment which drove a lot of liquidity back to LP’s.
By: | April 20, 2014
Here is an early look at the new crop of highly motivated and ready-to-create-change students in the Startup Institute's Spring Class of 2014.
Talent on the Move
By: VentureFizz | April 17, 2014
Talent on the Move - April 18, 2014 - Your weekly roll up of who is coming and going within the Boston tech scene!
By: Josh Boyle | April 17, 2014
ABC’s Shark Tank is currently in its 5th season… Most of you entrepreneurs have watched every episode since it began and I’m right there with you. Fortunately for me, I got to take it a step further yesterday thanks to the folks at Workbar.
By: Josh Boyle | April 17, 2014
VentureFizz strives to be your one-stop shop for the Boston Tech Scene. Our calendar is stockpiled with classes and events for Boston entrepreneurs to learn and network. They all deserve their due, but I want to highlight a few lined up for next week to help you schedule accordingly.
By: Jonathan Steiman | April 16, 2014
I built this quick and dirty model to calculate an advertisers' willingness to pay for an ad unit. This framework has come in handy as I think about TalkTo, so I wanted to share it.
By: Ryan E. Thomas | April 16, 2014
Naming a business, designing a logo, writing a company slogan; there are many elements involved in building a company brand, and many of these elements can, and should, be trademarked.
By: Jon Frisch | April 15, 2014
The T3 Advisors Tech Tenant Report series is a commercial real estate resource for the local Boston-area technology community. Our goal is to empower the community with specific, relevant sub-market data for improved real estate decision-making.
By: Matt Douglas | April 15, 2014
Dharmesh Shah recently wrote a blog post about the lessons of entrepreneurship that he wants to teach his son called “12 Things I Want to Teach my Toddler about Work.”  It was a neat post which offered his typically pithy insights, with the twist that it was directed at his three-year-old son.
By: Josh Boyle | April 14, 2014
Great Startup Debates is a new series of events bringing together the startup community for some fun, lighthearted discussion about different subjects, causes and issues surrounding us today.
By: Keith Cline | April 13, 2014
One of the main reasons why the Boston tech scene is thriving has to do with the spider web effect.  Meaning, when employees spider web out of companies (that likely had an exit...
By: | April 13, 2014
Endeca and its founder, Steve Papa did an excellent job at bringing in top talent and grooming them to become future entrepreneurs.  The company had a $1.1B exit to Oracle and since then, the whole Boston tech ecosystem is seeing the benefits of the spider web effect.
By: Josh Boyle | April 10, 2014
VentureFizz strives to be your one-stop shop for the Boston Tech Scene. Our calendar is stockpiled with classes and events for Boston entrepreneurs to learn and network. 
Talent on the Move
By: VentureFizz | April 10, 2014
Talent on the Move - April 11, 2014 - Your weekly roll up of who is coming and going within the Boston tech scene!
By: Ben Jabbawy | April 9, 2014
One of the things I picked up at Oasys, and has now continued with Privy, is the need to surround yourself with a team that challenges you and elevates your game, big time. In an early stage company, each hire needs to carry the weight of 3-4 full time hire responsibilities in order to move the company forward. 
By: Josh Boyle | April 8, 2014
Work 9-5… then get home to start your other full-time job. Your passion. Your startup… That’s how it began for Nick Zeckets, CEO and David Palmer, CTO of QuadWrangle, a creator of toolkits to help schools market to alumni.
By: Carlie Smith | April 8, 2014
Most startup founders understand that identifying, hiring, and retaining top talent is the most important component of building and scaling a great business. Those entrepreneurs also typically grasp the significant risk (and cost) associated with making a bad hire.  
By: David Skok | April 7, 2014
Free trials and freemium products are two of the best ways to sell your product. They help the buyer address key concerns such as...

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