Entrepreneurship

RapidSOS and FOCUS Foods Lead the Way at the 2015 HBS New Venture Competition

"One simple idea can change everything.” That’s the mantra of Harvard Business School’s New Venture Competition. 

Can Giddet, a New eCommerce Startup, Compete Against Wayfair?

Four local aspiring entrepreneurs with varying young professional careers have teamed up to launch an eCommerce site with a focus on household items. A space dominated by Boston-based, Wayfair...

MakeOverShare: Startup Allows Users to Discover All Things Beauty

MakeOverShare is a platform to discover beauty and fashion related events, salons, spas, and other businesses within the beauty industry.

IDEA Reaches Gap Funding Milestone: 6 Ventures Receive Non-Equity Grants

Northeastern University’s Venture Accelerator IDEA recently reached a monumental milestone in their mission to coach, fund, and launch ventures...

BC's Startup Scene on Display at the Boston College Venture Competition

Students, faculty and community members packed into the Fulton Honors Library at the Carroll School of Management last evening to hear the final pitches of Boston College’s Venture Competition (BCVC).

A Different Kind of Value

In the venture capital business we spend a great deal of time discussing company valuations. It’s an intellectual art, focused on business potential, the marketplace, the competitive landscape, and the entrepreneurs.

New England Furnace Accelerator Program: Entrepreneurs Build Startups with Patented US Army Technologies

There’s a new accelerator program in town… But this is different. It not only has a key area of interest, but it has a unique spin and involves the Department of Defense.

Startup Institute Boston - Spring of 2015 Class [Slideshow]

Check out the latest class of aspiring startupers from Startup Institute's Spring Class of 2015!

Startup Spotlight: RapidSOS - Bringing 911 to the 21st Century!

Michael Martin, CEO, and Nick Horelik, CTO, are the co-founders of RapidSOS, a new way to reach emergency services. The duo, along with an extensive team on both the business and development sides, are bringing a vital piece of everyday life into the 21st century.

Capital W: Entrepreneurial Community Comes Together to Tackle Funding Gap for Women-Owned Businesses

Yesterday at District Hall the first ever Boston Women’s Venture Summit, Capital W, took place.

Community Call: New Smart Exercise Bike Seeking Beta Testers. Offers Free Fitness Assessment

Among the tech world lately there has been a major movement around health and fitness. And for obvious reasons… It’s a massive market with a lot of room for improvement.

Connecting Women to Capital – The Boston Women’s Venture Summit

Capital W, the Boston Women’s Venture Summit, was founded by investor and local businesswoman Sheryl Marshall to address the current funding gap for women-owned businesses.

Startup Spotlight: Jobble - Event Help Made Easy

Today, you can hire almost any service with the tap of a finger: you can tap Uber to chauffeur you around the city, book a stay at a local resident’s apartment with Airbnb, and even borrow someone’s car for the weekend with FlightCar.

Mass Innovation Nights to Celebrate 6 Years! Taking Over Cambridge to Host 4 Showcases

Six years ago Bobbie Carlton put an event together to showcase some local startups and innovative products - 750 products later, she’s taking over 4 locations in Cambridge to celebrate!

MassChallenge Hosts Annual Entrepalooza - Highlights Entrepreneurship to a Packed House

Last night at Royale on Tremont Street, MassChallenge packed the house for their annual Entrepalooza, the Innovation Community's Biggest Showcase.

Startup Spotlight: Howler – In the Eyes of Co-Founder Hunter Gaylor

Howler, which was co-founded by Hunter Gaylor and Joe Viscomi in 2014, is a mobile-based advertisement platform that uses a pay-per-visit model.

March Madness: Boston Startup Offers Up New Way to Run your NCAA Tournament Bracket

One local entrepreneur has decided to make a run a capitalizing on March Madness with the launch of Realtime Brackets – a new way to run your NCAA tournament pool.

Turning the Boston Tech Ecosystem into a Consumer Powerhouse

An interview with Paul English, CEO and co-founder of Blade, and former Kayak CTO and co-founder.

Product Feature: TarDisk

Founded by by Pierce Schiller, CEO, and Craig Leaf, CTO, TarDisk is the first 256GB flash memory expansion card to sit flush inside your MacBook.

“Shipping Up To Boston” Coding Challenge Will Award Full Scholarship to Launch Academy

Launch Academy, a 10 week, intensive bootcamp teaching you how to code, is holding the first ever, full scholarship coding competition, dubbed “Shipping Up To Boston.”

Pre-Accelerator Program from Google, Startup Next, Launching in Boston

Powered by Google for EntrepreneursStartup Next is the pre-accelerator helping you prepare to apply and get accepted to the top accelerators in the world.

Mobile Design & Development Firm Raizlabs Launches Mobile Accelerator

Raizlabs, a full service mobile app development company providing strategy, design and development, last month announced the launch of a startup incubator – for early-stage mobile companies.

Product Feature: Cuseum

Earlier this month Cuseum, a startup focused on mobile technology for the art and cultural sector, announced it closed a seed investment of $1.2 million. 

MassChallenge Sampler Series Feeds Startup Knowledge - Provides Taste of Accelerator

MassChallenge Sampler Series events will provide entrepreneurs a taste of the resources they’ll be afforded on a daily basis as part of the accelrator.

Doron Reuveni – Ironman, Marathoner, Co-Founder & CEO of Applause – Boston’s Hidden Gem

About 20 miles west of Boston lays a fast growing tech company representing some of the world’s most recognizable brands – Google, Microsoft, Fox, Netlfix, Amazon… the list goes on.

Stage is Set for TechCrunch Boston Meetup + Pitch-Off this Thursday!

TechCrunch’s legendary meetup + pitch-off event is coming to Boston this Thursday, February 26th!

4 Boston Startups Advance to Finals of 1776 Challenge Cup

Last night it was time for Boston, the 13th stop for the annual Challenge Cup, to show what it has to offer.

Five Minutes To Pitch One Great Business Idea at Quincy Center for Innovation

The Quincy the Pitch Competition provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs to pitch their product or idea to a panel with the chance to win a share of up to $5,000 in cash and in-kind prizes.

MassChallenge & Startup Institute Announce Strategic Partnership

Tuesday, MassChallenge and Startup Institute announced a strategic partnership to increase synergies in Boston’s innovation economy and power global expansion. 

Q&A with Ann Chao – Co-Founder & CEO of Sonation

Founded in 2013 by Ann Chao, Sonation is making music more enjoyable and interactive for people who play instruments or sing.