Stories

By: Ryan Oliver | November 4, 2012
In Boston, 1,300-1,600 students drop out of high school every year! In a country where it has become incredibly difficult to secure a job, the lack of a high school diploma and...
By: Crystal Germond | November 1, 2012
This November entrepreneurs and creative minds will be taking over Microsoft's New England Research & Development Center (NERD) (One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142)...
By: Nick Petri | October 31, 2012
With Windows 8’s official release last week, many were shocked by the degree to which the new operating system departed from many longstanding Windows conventions...
By: Susan Johnston | October 30, 2012
Countless software systems control data, but Sudbury-based enterprise software company Vuuch focuses on improving communication and relationships in enterprise resource planning...
By: Patrick Campbell | October 29, 2012
On May 26, 2006 famed VC Fred Wilson posted the following about his favorite revenue model:  "Give your service away for free, possibly ad supported but maybe not...
By: Larry Kim | October 29, 2012
On the heels of Google’s “disappointing” earnings announcement last Friday – they generated a whopping $10.8 billion in advertising revenues in Q3 2012, up 5% from...
By: Susan Johnston | October 28, 2012
As advertising increasingly moves from print to online and mobile, small to medium-sized businesses need an efficient way to make that transition. “If you look at a small business...
By: Aki Balogh | October 28, 2012
In the world of Big Data, there has been a flurry of investments in the infrastructure layer. But activity on the analytic application layer -- i.e. using Big Data tools to solve...
By: Lee Hower | October 25, 2012
The VC industry (both the GP part and the LP part) pays attention to the sector’s returns, but the broader tech ecosystem only occasionally tunes in.  Typically it’s...
By: Dave Broadwin | October 25, 2012
I can’t say how often I have been called the first time an entrepreneur has to fire someone.  BTW, I get that call from seasoned execs as well.  Nobody likes to do it and...
By: Dennis Keohane | October 25, 2012
The six finalists of the FutureM/BzzAgent Shark Tank arrived at Microsoft NERD with a promise that at least $100,000 would be committed by a group of investors that included...
By: Susan Johnston | October 24, 2012
Facebook’s early users posted photos from drunken frat parties and spring break trips. Now that the social media site has come of age, images of a toddler’s first steps or a child’s...
By: Wendy Roberts | October 23, 2012
Mobext, the mobile marketing arm of Havas Digital, is excited to announce their first-ever hackathon event, Swarm, to take place in Boston October 27-28th.  Swarm is also hosted...
By: | October 23, 2012
125 companies participated in the 2012 MassChallenge Accelerator program. Last night, they awarded over $1M in cash prizes to several of the final 26 teams.
By: Susan Johnston | October 22, 2012
For Waltham, Mass.-based software company VisibleGains, spotting an unusual use case of their first product, Video Apps, inspired Postwire, their newest product which launched...
By: Susan Johnston | October 22, 2012
Last night, in the ninth installment of the Founder Dialogues series, Dharmesh Shah, co-founder and CTO of Cambridge-based SaaS company HubSpot, recounted his entrepreneurial journey...
Office Tours
By: | October 21, 2012
Welcome to the ChoiceStream Office Tour!  ChoiceStream's new headquarters is located in Boston's Innovation Districtat 25 Drydock Ave, 5th Floor...
By: Susan Johnston | October 18, 2012
With the relaunch of the New England Venture Capital Association (NEVCA) at the start of this year, the association is hosting several events this fall that appeal to both venture...
By: Matt Douglas | October 17, 2012
As anyone who has started a company will tell you, the people you hire into your company are *critical* to the long-term success of the business. The employees set the tone and vibe...
By: Susan Johnston | October 16, 2012
Back in 2006, while running an earlier software company called Recruiternet, Bob Neveu noticed an annoyance that many managers and executives face every month or...
By: Jim McHugh | October 15, 2012
Football, rugby, or any other sport organized around a finely-tuned playbook, requires players to understand roles and execute plays in both familiar or unplanned...
By: Susan Johnston | October 15, 2012
As healthcare professionals gather for the Connected Health Symposium 2012 October 25-26 in Boston, digital healthcare seed accelerator Rock Health will host XX in Health...
By: Susan Johnston | October 15, 2012
Oisin Hanrahan and Harvard Business School classmate Umang Dua created Handybook, an online tool for booking housecleaners and handyman, because in...
By: Susan Johnston | October 14, 2012
Matthew Grace and Philip H. Beauregard met in their early twenties and had been tossing around business ideas since 2007. But it wasn’t until 2010, after the financial crash...
By: Jim McHugh | October 11, 2012
BuildingCo was constantly in a cash crunch. The company manufactured a line of building products, had one production facility that supplied 12 regional warehouse/distribution centers...
By: Keith Cline | October 11, 2012
Everyone knows that it's difficult to attract top talent, especially if your company is relatively new and unknown.  Here are some strategic ways to help you build buzz around...
By: Dennis Keohane | October 10, 2012
Reid Hoffman thought he wanted to be a career intellectual; he figured that fulfillment could be found by publishing an article in The Atlantic every now and again...
By: Susan Johnston | October 10, 2012
When Krishna Ramchandran and Amit Jardosh started Ubersense in January 2011, they envisioned a mobile video app that would help users improve their golf swing. But as the...
By: Susan Johnston | October 9, 2012
During the Boston Innovation Challenge Hack-a-thon in May, Matt Bridges, CTO at Intrepid Pursuits, heard a presentation from a local musician. “He could distribute his music...
By: Bilal Zuberi | October 9, 2012
I attended the annual Startup Bootcamp at MIT yesterday. It was the best thing I could possibly have done on the Columbus Day holiday. Kudos to the amazing group of...

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