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By: | November 1, 2011
The 2011 Innovation unConference was held on October 28th at the Hynes Convention...
By: Sean Marsh | October 30, 2011
There is a very interesting article on Venturebeat by Glenn Solomon with a great graphic produced by Cowen and Company that separates public Internet companies by growth...
By: Firas Raouf | October 27, 2011
I just finished watching great TED talk by Kathryn Schulz on Being Wrong.  Go ahead and watch it now… It starts slow, but bear with me. It has an important message.  Pay close...
By: Frank Belzer | October 26, 2011
With the recent passing of Steve Jobs the worlds of business and technology have certainly lost a real visionary and leader. Furthermore Steve represents someone that was...
By: Christopher Mirabile | October 25, 2011
I speak to groups fairly regularly about what I look for in an angel investing opportunity, and one of the key factors I always mention is a fantastic entrepreneur.  Someone in the audience...
By: | October 24, 2011
Last night, MassChallenge had their big gala extravaganza and...
By: Dave Bisceglia | October 23, 2011
Did you see a horde of undead developers ambling through Kendall Square at sunrise on Saturday morning? If so, don’t worry… The world isn’t coming to an end. Part Halloween...
By: Keith Cline | October 20, 2011
Quiz... name a successful entrepreneur in Boston who...
By: David Beisel | October 19, 2011
Whether a startup’s initial Seed round is comprised of individual angels, seed-focused funds, larger VCs , or some combination of the three, when it’s time for the entrepreneur...
By: Mike Champion | October 18, 2011
Everyone knows startups are hot. Fueled by a strong seed funding climate and several well-publicized successes there is seemingly a rush to start your own company. I'm a big...
By: Bijan Sabet | October 17, 2011
It’s a well known thing that when television came into the world, the initial televison programs looked like radio but with the camera on.  Namely, it was the news delivered by a person...
By: Desmond Pieri | October 16, 2011
When I was signing up for this year’s unConference, I was reminded how last year’s event was great because of the impromptu breakout sessions where it was fair game to discuss...
By: Dave Broadwin | October 13, 2011
Sometimes it seems like all clients have the same issue at once.  One series of issues that seems to be among the popular issues du jour is what to do to secure domain names...
By: Jon Karlen | October 12, 2011
One of the big, recent trends among the high-profile consumer web companies has been to raise big rounds of private equity capital instead of going public. It's a great deal for the...
By: | October 11, 2011
MassChallenge recently announced the final 26 teams that will competing for $1 million dollars in awards.  Since VentureFizz...
By: Coach Wei | October 10, 2011
First impressions count and perceptions about your brand identity, offering and call to action all converge on the landing page.  It does not matter if the landing page is a product page with...
By: Keith Cline | October 6, 2011
Smarterer is a consumer web startup funded by Google Ventures and local angel investors:  Dharmesh Shah, Joe Caruso, & Nicole Stata.  Smarterer's goal is to...
By: Keith Cline | October 6, 2011
Smarterer is a consumer web startup funded by Google Ventures and local angel investors:  Dharmesh Shah, Joe Caruso, & Nicole Stata.  Smarterer's goal is to redefine the skills section...
By: | October 5, 2011
Ok... September was a very busy month and October is no exception, especially with all the BREW (Boston Regional Entrepreneurship Week) events happening.  So, we have...
By: Andy Cook | October 4, 2011
Start-ups are hard, but there are a few things that you can do to make your life simpler and give your start-up a better chance of success.  These are lessons I’ve picked up along the way...
By: Bilal Zuberi | October 3, 2011
Until only a few years ago, I was a first-time entrepreneur struggling to get attention & advice from experienced entrepreneurs and investors. I did not need funding from them...
By: David Skok | October 2, 2011
The goal of a SaaS CEO should be to increase the profit they make from each customer (LTV), and lower the costs in sales and marketing that it takes to acquire each customer (CAC). Measuring Customer Engagement is a key tool...
By: Cort Johnson | September 29, 2011
It’s been fun to watch the growth of Boston’s early stage tech community over the past few years.  Companies that once had trouble finding the resources to help them succeed are now finding...
By: Brad Harkavy | September 28, 2011
Fred Wilson wrote a good post recently on the optimal size for a slide deck. His thesis was skip the slide deck and do a great demo. I believe in demos, mockups, product samples or any other...
By: Jon O'Shaughnessy | September 27, 2011
This subject annoys me to no end. It seems to pervade the startup ecosystem, dominate media coverage over funding, and be the focus of far, far too many entrepreneurs’ discussions. The topic is...
By: Tom Eisenmann | September 26, 2011
This post is part of a series on business model analysis for entrepreneurs. The first post in the series presents a comprehensive list (available as a downloadable PDF) of issues entrepreneurs should...
By: Keith Cline | September 25, 2011
Started by local entrepreneurs, Monika Desai & Eric Estabrooks...
By: Firas Raouf | September 22, 2011
I recently wrote a post with some tips on avoiding a busted VC deal. One of my tips was to be ready for diligence before you sign the LOI. Here’s some more thoughts on getting ready. The key to a...
By: Chuck Freedman | September 21, 2011
As I took the train from Manhattan to JFK airport, I tweeted “The Northeast is thriving”. In two weeks, I attended two events that only got me more excited, hopeful and inspired about tech startups in Boston...
By: Raj Dandage | September 20, 2011
Is MIT finally starting to catch up to its west coast counterparts in undergraduate entrepreneurship? After attending this weekend’s t=0 entrepreneurship festival, it definitely appears so. The t=0...

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