Profiles

Epoque: Shout and You Shall Receive

There’s a young startup working out of WeWork on Atlantic Ave. looking to shake up the deals space by setting out to change how businesses reach customers.

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.

Is MC10 the Future of the Wearables Market?

I recently had the chance to meet with MC10, one of the most fascinating companies in the wearables market.  This company is innovating quickly with new products and they have a shot at building a massive company with the “WOW” factor here in Boston.  

Notable Alumni from Web Innovators Group [Slideshow]

With WebInno42 coming on Monday, June 16th we wanted to feature some of the most successful startups that pitched at WebInno at an early stage...

Burst: New Platform & Deal with NESN Allows for Crowdsourcing of Videos from Fans

At the ripe age of 26, Bryant McBride was poached by Gary Bettman to become the VP of Business Development for the National Hockey League. He was Bettman’s seventh hire.

PPL Labs: A New Set of Tools for Fitness Pros

Eugene Mann, a business consultant... turned “Crossfitter”... turned Founder of a company, where he took a passion and has now leveraged that to help fellow crossfitters and fitness enthusiasts...

LearnLaunchX Demo Day: Boston's Newest EdTech Startups Debut

Yesterday afternoon at District Hall, seven companies showcased their education tech based startups. Christopher Mirabile of LaunchPad Venture Group emceed the event, which marked the...

CoachUp – Boston Born NBA Prospect Joins Athlete Advisors

From Cambridge to Israel to CEO of a budding startup. From Everett to the Kentucky to budding NBA star.  Two different paths from two similar, and highly successful, basketball players - Jordan Fliegel and Nerlens Noel, respectively.

HermesIQ – A Life-Saving Software?

In the latest episode of HBO’s hit series “Silicon Valley” the writers pushed the satire at TechCrunch Disrupt where entrepreneurs pitched their “world-saving” or “life-changing” companies...

Paul English & Blade – Building the Foundation for Boston’s (soon-to-be) Thriving Consumer Tech Industry

Entrepreneurs are constantly exceeding expectations. Succeeding when and where they’ve been told they couldn’t. Surprising even their closest of friends and family.  But it’s not just the rookie...

WOO! Kiteboarders Take Off

3,702 / 3,472 / 3,499 / 7,716 / 857 - Those are the number of miles from Germany, Netherlands, France, Cape Town & Lake Superior, Michigan, respectively, to Boston. A metric we have been able to measure for decades. Their relevance? Each location represents the home of a core team member of WOO Sports...

A High School Startup That Keeps You Awake

School, sports, homework, friends, and managing a successful smart watch company: the balancing act of Eddy Zhong, Adam Lorenz-Kruk, Miroslav Predny, Jessie Ying, and Wendy Li, a group of greater Boston high school students and the founders of Blanc Inc.

allclasses - The Powerful Search Engine for Developing Your Skills

Are you trying to expand your skillset?  Is there a technical element to your professional experience missing? Are you looking to refine a specific talent? Maybe you have even thought about an alternative for college…

Startup Olympics - Flex your athletic and business savvy

The 2nd annual Entrepreneur Games are happening June 19th at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. Hosted in part by TUGG, the proceeds will once again benefit BUILD Boston...

Four Themes Spotted at the Boston Big Data and Analytics Unconference

At the end of March 2014, people across various industries gathered in Boston for the AnalyticsWeek Big Data & Analytics Unconference. The overarching purpose of the weeklong event, as shared by the organizers, was to share information and capabilities across the Boston big data and analytics community.

SousChef – HBS Startup Creates The Killer Google Glass Cooking App

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.

Tech in Boston Podcast - Ben Jabbawy, Privy

Tech In Boston is a podcast where I interview people doing interesting things in the Boston tech & startup community.  We discuss topics like building a company, recruiting, fundraising...

Jackpot! For Your Startup that is...

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...

GearCommons: Share gear. Get outside.

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...