Innovation

BattleHack Boston Names Team BUtiful Bois as its Winning App

BattleHack Boston took place at Isobar this past weekend, and after 24 hours of stiff competition, 26 teams presented their hacks to our judges.

Profile: Alasdair McLean-Foreman - Founder of Teikametrics - Driving Results on Amazon for Businesses

“We want to have the best software in the world for high volume Amazon sellers,” said Alasdair McLean-Foreman, Co-Founder & CEO of Teikametrics, the leader in Amazon seller software...

Black Hat Q&A

As Black Hat 2014 kicks off in Las Vegas as we speak, there’s a substantial amount of buzz around a few things.

Business of Software is back!

It’s quite a week for anniversaries: as VentureFizz celebrates its fifth birthday we have released the schedule for the eighth edition of Business of Software (15th-17th September), one of Boston’s best loved conferences. To celebrate we have a special offer for VentureFizz readers.

Girls Who Code Debuts Their Much Lauded Summer Camp in Boston

Women earn only 12% of computer science degrees today (down from 37% in 1984) so you’ve likely heard how difficult it is to find, let alone, hire a female engineer. Girls Who Code...

Boston TechJam – An Innovation Block Party

Last year over 2,000 startupers took to the inaugural Boston TechJam, a block party for all things innovation...

Boston: Sports & Tech [Slideshow]

Boston is well-known for its passion around sports. Our City's reputation around tech startups is growing by the day. What about the combination of the two?

Effective, Productive, Prolific – Boston’s Tech Ecosystem

It feels like there’s a multiplier on all the great things happening in Boston’s tech ecosystem.  When entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and the service providers that...

"A Giant Hairball of Perverse Incentives..."

The best thing about going back to school is to think big thoughts, immerse oneself in what the great academic minds are ruminating over. This past weekend Harvard Business School...

Tablelist... Because Everyone Deserves the VIP Treatment

Tablelist, an app that makes it easier to navigate the nightclub scene, is looking to bring everybody a little piece of the VIP experience.  So how does the app work? Basically, it allow...

Harvard Women in Computer Science Hosts First Annual Conference

Last weekend, Harvard Women in Computer Science launched WECode, its first annual conference for women interested in technology. The two-day event brought together...

HackHarvard Hosts HackWeek 2014

Last week, HackHarvard hosted their annual “Hack Week” event that connects budding student entrepreneurs with the resources, mentorship and pizza to launch their own tech product...

HackMIT & The Hacker Spirit

Thirteen hundred students, piles and piles of empty pizza boxes and energy drink cans, and a mess of laptops, chargers, and extension chords filled MIT’s Johnson Athletic Center...

dunnhumby Ventures and the future of retail

Atul Singh and Lauren Jung, the founder of The Shelf, are as uncommon a pair of entrepreneurs as you might find – she’s a classically trained graphic designer, with a focused...

Hanging Out @ MIT's Martin Trust Center for Entrepreneurship

One of Boston’s dirtiest little secrets is that the well-known college town’s students hardly ever leave the social and intellectual confines of their own campuses. Inter-school...

Our Next Event - Learn From UX Experts at Fab.com, RunKeeper, Dragon Innovation, InsightSquared, & More!

At the beginning of the year, we set out to start planning our own events.  While there is not a shortage of events every week in Boston, we still felt certain areas deserve...

1Mind - The Way to Find New & Highly Compatible Friends

It’s not every day that a startup from New Hampshire gets the help from a rap icon to promote their company.  Yes, that is exactly the support that a startup called 1Mind...

InsightSquared Powers Sales Intelligence Across the OpenView Portfolio

Many venture capital firms have built out value-add services to help their portfolio companies gain traction faster and a competitive advantage.  Firms like Andreessen Horowitz...

The Future of Internet & Cars

I’ve been doing some thinking about the future of cars and the impact of the internet.  A large part of this is just some idle thoughts, a small part is driven by my love of cars...

Mobile Technology + Car Service Start Ups = Too Many Great Options

Picture it now, it’s summertime and you’re looking to get away for the weekend, or take a quick ride to the nearest grocery store, but you don’t have a car.  What do you...

MITX Innovation Awards Celebrates Boston’s Best and Brightest

The crowd gathered at the Copley Westin for the Tenth Annual MITX Innovation Awards were introduced to a few of the most impactful local companies and had the chance...

2013 MITX Innovation Awards to Celebrate the Best Local Companies

On Monday evening, key members of the Boston tech and innovation community will be gathering at the Westin Copley for the Tenth Annual MITX Innovation Awards...

Indie Game Uprising in Boston, Upcoming Festival Shouldn’t Be Missed

In the video game industry there are the ‘big gun’ developers – BioWare, Irrational, EA, Harmonix and others – and then there are the smaller, independent developers...

A quick look at Twitter Music

Twitter recently launched a social music discovery site, music.twitter.com. It’s pretty interesting. There have been a variety of music discovery...

Startup Institute - Spring '13 Students [slideshow]

The latest class of 51 students from the Startup Institute are graduating and they are hosting a Student Expose event on Friday where you can meet the students - details here.  VentureFizz has your sneak peak look at all of the students!

Curata Looking to Replace Google Reader with New Product

The imminent departure of Google Reader on July 1st of this year has created a rift in the future of online content curation.  Competition among companies vying to fill the void...

Celtra Incorporates Mobile Video Ad Analytics to AdCreator

As the “gold rush” era for mobile technology seems to be nearing an end, a handful of companies are beginning to rise out of this period of widespread innovation...

2013 Will Be the Year of Multiple Apps for Enterprise Mobility

The days of an enterprise feeling good about mobility leadership by piloting a mobile app or two are behind us. Survey findings show that the new norm for enterprise mobile...

Slate - Boston’s Mark on Tablet Computing in… 1990?

The iPad is one of the coolest, new things in the last 3 years. Definitely cool. An inspiration in so many ways. But is it new???   In the early 1990’s, there was some amazing...

Boston Startup Weekend Presents: Sensored!

Next month Boston will host its ninth Startup Weekend, an event bringing together entrepreneurs, designers, developers and startup enthusiasts to participate in 54 hours of taking...