Highlights from the 2015 MassChallenge Finalists

Keep an eye out for these 2015 MassChallenge Finalists!

Powering Education Reform Through Data Science

An interview with Aaron Feuer, Founder & CEO at Panorama Education

Orbit Marketplace: Your Social & Local, Everything Marketplace

The idea for Orbit was birthed in two college dorms: Penn State & Northeastern over a phone call.

Everyday Speech: Leveraging Technology to Teach Children Social Skills

Technology has drastically changed the way we learn: from online courses to virtual tutors, we have leveraged technology to supplement and improve students’ educational experiences.

Startup Spotlight: Savvyist - Q&A with Founder, Frances Yun

Savvyist, a startup Founded by Harvard graduate, Frances Yun, brings together all the information used by women to figure out which beauty products to purchase

Seraf - Angel Investor Portfolio Management Tools: Q&A with Co-Founder, Ham Lord

Two prominent Boston angel investors put their money into their own startup, like many entrepreneurs, to solve a problem they faced on a daily basis.

Zoe Barry: Solving Problems in Healthcare with ZappRx and Catalyzing Women Entrepreneurship in the Process

Regardless of your stance around the gender gap in the tech and venture world, the fact is there are fewer female founders out there... You might not be as aware of Zoe Barry as you are the gender gap, but that’ll change soon.

The First Cohort of Raizlabs' Startup Incubator - XLR8

We’re excited to announce the Raizlabs XLR8 class of 2015!

RiderAds: Harvard iLab Startup Bringing Advertising to Uber and Lyft

I’m sure 99.9% of those reading this have taken a ride in an Uber or Lyft. If you’re like me, you’ve chatted up the drivers from time to time and gotten some feedback on their experience as a driver.

NEVYs - Then & Now

The New England Venture Capital Association’s (NEVCA) annual NEVY Awards are upon us!!

nToggle, Adam Soroca, Take On Programmatic Advertising

Born and raised to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a futures and commodities trader, Adam Soroca learned early on that this path just wasn’t for him.

Marketing Inspiration Startup, Crayon, Announces $1.5M from Star-Studded Cast of Angels

In 2007 Jonah Lopin, fresh out of MIT Sloan School of Management, became employee number six at HubSpot.

TechJam: A Festival of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Boston Tech Culture

The 3rd Annual Boston TechJam is returning Thursday June 11th to City Hall Plaza!

College Entrepreneurship: Emerson College E3 Expo

The buzz inside the Bill Bordy theatre was palpable as students participating in Emerson College’s E3 Program gathered to pitch their business idea with the hopes of winning the grand prize of $5K. 

Cortex: Artificial Intelligence for Social Media Marketing Delivered by Boston Startup

Founders of Pandemic Labs, Brennan White & Matt Peters make move to Artificial Intelligence for Social Media Marketing with launch of Cortex.

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.