Profiles

Boston Tech Startup Pavlok Looking to Shock the World

Pavlok, a personal coach on your wrist, uses positive and negative reinforcement (and electric shock) to help people make and break habits.

Online Startup Competition Ventures to Become The World’s Largest Shark Tank

Entrepreneurs, get ready to compete! Looking to gain exposure, make sales or raise capital? Well there’s a contest for that… All of that!

Villy, a Harvard iLab Startup, Vows to Change Travel Planning Experience

Founders meet and team up in all sorts of different ways. Maybe they’re siblings, classmates, or long-time friends. Maybe they met briefly at a networking event or a mutual connection introduced them.

Formlabs: Making 3D Printing a Reality for Everyone

3D Printing has been getting a lot of attention lately. More people are talking about it, more companies are popping up, and more people are using 3D printers. 

Patriots’ Julian Edelman Joins CoachUp’s Athlete Advisory Council

Amidst the recent nonsense surrounding the NFL comes a good local story that we can focus on instead. New England Patriots Wide Receiver Julian Edelman was announced as the newest member of CoachUp’s Athlete Advisory Council.

Babson College: Growing Entrepreneurship with Exposure to Real World Entrepreneurs and a Learn-by-Doing Philosophy

It’s no secret Babson is a great business school. I sat down with some of the core team driving entrepreneurship at Babson to get a better feel for it all...

Wellframe: Bridging the Gap Between Patients and Healthcare Providers

If you’ve ever dealt with serious health concerns, be it yourself or as a caregiver, you understand the frustrations of being a patient...

Facial Recognition Technology Entering Retail World for More Effective Advertising

International talent is nothing new inside the walls of MassChallenge. While every entrepreneur who takes to the accelerator on Drydock Ave has his or her specific reasons for choosing MassChallenge, one founder says it was as much about the City of Boston as it was the organization.

Cutting Through the College Social Scene at Blade, Holy Cross Drop-Out Launches WiGo

How does a 20-year-old college student go from worrying about how he and his college buddies are planning their nights out to running a company alongside one of the most successful entrepreneurs in Boston?

Press Fit Furniture: The Digitally Manufactured Standing Desk is Ready for Purchase

Go to MIT. Take a class on how to make things. Build a product that everybody wants. Run a campaign on Kickstarter so you can get this product to friends and family...

Profile - Dan Sullivan: Crowdly Founder & CEO Takes Advocate Marketing to New Levels

Earlier this month Crowdly, the innovative advocate marketing platform, announced strong company momentum, a new platform launch and customers wins that include SodaStream and William Grant & Sons’ brands...

Tech In Boston Podcast: Moritz Plassnig, Co-Founder & CEO, Codeship

Tech In Boston Podcast: Building A Product For Developers And Betting On Free 

Tech Gives Back: Entrepreneurs & Innovators Join Volunteer Projects Across Greater Boston

What are you doing on Wednesday September 10th?  Well our friends at TUGG and Silicon Valley Bank are putting on the 4th Annual Tech Gives Back initiative...

Boston’s Best Company Culture - Greater Boston [Slideshow]

VentureFizz is a go-to resource for all things Boston Tech. One of our favorite & most popular features are our BIZZpages. 

Paul English’s Blade Launches Classy - Making it Painfully Easy for Students to Buy and Sell Stuff

By now you’ve likely heard of Paul English’s latest venture, Blade, the new incubator that doubles as a private event space... It’s been roughly three months since Blade opened it’s doors...

Jump On Board the New Way to Find Apartments

Just a guess, but I bet a good 90% of those reading this have, at one point or another, been frustrated with their apartment search...

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...

Boston’s Best Company Culture - Boston (beyond the Innovation District) [Slideshow]

Almost 80 of Boston’s Hottest Tech companies have built a BIZZpage to show off their company culture and recruit the best talent around.

Marble Drop: MIT Competition Produces Trendy Game

Words With Friends. Candy Crush. Angry Birds. Those are just a few of the games we all know and, perhaps, are addicted to. Luckily I’ve been able to avoid those addictions, but that could be coming to an end thanks to two MIT students.

Codeship: Ship Code Free

Yesterday I got the chance to sit with yet another energetic and passionate entrepreneur – Moritz “Mo” Plassnig, the Co-Founder & CEO of Codeship.

You've Got The Green Light: Give Back Early

If you don’t already know John Simon—co-founder of the GreenLight Fund, Boston venture capitalist with Sigma Prime Ventures, and all-around nice person—you probably should.

A BC Entrepreneur Wants To Transform Public Health Knowledge in Africa Via Mobile Phones

Mobile phone penetration in Africa is over 80% and is expanding quickly, according to a December 2013 report by TA Telecom. Boston College senior Loic Assobmo is planning to use mobile phones to give Africans access to healthcare information.

Assaf Biderman – Transforming Urban Transportation & Mobility

How do you go about innovating one of the oldest forms of transportation?  One that is still commonly used, yet it is still very limited based on our own strength and power...

Grokky – Started by HubSpot Alumni is Making Management Better

In the startup world, many key employees come on board with specific skill sets and play roles as individual contributors.  As the company gains traction and begins to expand rapidly, the early employees...

CoachUp To Play Out New Initiative

CoachUp, the nation’s leading private coaching company, is rolling out a new offering this summer. At least on a trial basis...

 

VEER: Finally, Parking in the Modern Age

The easiest way to find the cheapest and closest off-street parking spot is about to make its way to your phone. Thanks to two men who met at a startup event parking is finally entering the modern age.

Dr. Catherine Havasi – From the MIT Media Lab to Co-Founder & CEO

At an early age, Dr. Catherine Havasi had an interest in languages.  She loved to read about the history of languages and how the brain works.  It was this interest and passion that were the early building blocks for where she is today.

Mustbin: A Digital Safe Haven for What's Important

If you’re like me you are holding on to stacks of paperwork you know (think) you’ll need at some point or another. Taxes, employment contracts, vehicle titles, the list goes on…

Michael George – A Journey Down the Road of Many Accomplishments

I had the chance to speak with Michael George, who has led many companies to very favorable outcomes. He is currently the CEO of Continuum in Boston, which is on a rocket ship ride...

Boston TechJam: Entrepreneurial Spirit at Its Best

I don’t know how big Mark Lorion and Christine Nolan thought this celebration of entrepreneurial success would get, but the two co-founders of Boston TechJam have to be thrilled at what they’ve built in just two years time.