Entrepreneurship

Startup Institute Boston - Spring of 2014 Class

Here is an early look at the new crop of highly motivated and ready-to-create-change students in the Startup Institute's Spring Class of 2014.

Boston Tech Events Look-Ahead

VentureFizz strives to be your one-stop shop for the Boston Tech Scene. Our calendar is stockpiled with classes and events for Boston entrepreneurs to learn and network. They all deserve their due, but I want to highlight a few lined up for next week to help you schedule accordingly.

Sharks Circle Entrepreneurs in Cambridge

ABC’s Shark Tank is currently in its 5th season… Most of you entrepreneurs have watched every episode since it began and I’m right there with you. Fortunately for me, I got to take it a step further yesterday thanks to the folks at Workbar.

"Great Startup Debates" - Event Preview

Great Startup Debates is a new series of events bringing together the startup community for some fun, lighthearted discussion about different subjects, causes and issues surrounding us today.

Steve Papa, Endeca & the Entrepreneurial Spider Web Effect

One of the main reasons why the Boston tech scene is thriving has to do with the spider web effect.  Meaning, when employees spider web out of companies (that likely had an exit...

Boston Tech Events Look-Ahead

VentureFizz strives to be your one-stop shop for the Boston Tech Scene. Our calendar is stockpiled with classes and events for Boston entrepreneurs to learn and network. 

#ContinuedSuccess - Random Startup Thoughts of Late

Over my career, I’ve worked at a small sports marketing agency, co-founded BrandMatch Score and now wear lots of different hats here at VentureFizz.  I’ve always maintained a passion for startups. 

BCVC Awards Over $30k to Budding Startups

Five finalists battled it out for thousands of dollars at this year’s Boston College Venture Competition on Tuesday, April 4. The top three teams entered a tiebreaker resulting in two groups claiming second place.

Sales and Marketing Metrics for Early Stage SaaS Businesses

There’s been a lot of attention lately given to sales and marketing metrics for SaaS businesses.  As the co-founder of an early stage SaaS business, I struggled to initially decide which metrics really impact and drive our business.

Student Startups: HigherMe — A New Way To Hire

A resume with spelling errors and a lot of white space seems pretty bad, right? What if the only former experience listed on this resume are soccer and babysittng?

iSeeCars - Disrupting The Used Car Market

iSeeCars, the Woburn-based used car search platform started by Phong Ly and Vineet Manohar, wants to become, in Ly’s words, the “Kayak.com for car search...

What Makes an Awesome Founder?

Since I posted my Seed VC Decision Tree, one of the most frequent requests I’ve gotten is to define what makes an “awesome founder”.  I’ve hesitated to define this...

March 13th - Don't Miss TUGG's 8th Annual Tech Charity Wine (and Tequila) Event

On March 13th, TUGG will once again be hosting what has become the Boston tech/innovation community event of the year with the Eighth Annual Tech Charity Tequila and Wine Party...

JessMeetKen Launches as an Innovative, Personal, and Brilliant Take on Online Dating

Ken Deckinger, an old pro at innovating the dating scene, launched a very innovative AND personal dating site, JessMeetKen, in beta this week...

Wayfair Announces 2013 Numbers - Close to $1B in Revenue

This morning, Wayfair, the largest online retailer of home furnishings and one of Boston's biggest e-commerce companies, reported its growth and numbers for 2013...

RaceMenu Bringing Super Sunday 5 Races and Bash to Kendall Square on Sunday

This Sunday there is a great event happening in Kendall Square, as RaceMenu is once again holding its Super Bowl Sunday run to benefit cancer. 

MRSI Announces $6M Buyout to Keep Tech Engineering and Manufacturing in Mass

In a move to keep its operations (as well as plenty of engineering and manufacturing jobs) in Massachusetts, MRSI Systems announced this morning a $6M leveraged buyout...

New Hampshire Tech Momentum Continues to Grow with Announcement of New abi HUB

Today, two New Hampshire tech incubators/accelerators joined forces to create abi HUB...

The Team Behind Cloze Launches Circulate.it to Improve Marketers Social Media Presence

This morning, the guys behind one of the best social media and email aggregators, Cloze, announced the launch of a new product, Circulate.it...

CloudLock Raises $16.5M Series C, Aims to Become Dominant Force in Cloud Security

This morning, enterprise cloud security company CloudLock announced a $16.5 million Series C round of funding led by Bessemer Venture Capital...

NSA-Developed Technology Sqrrl is a Great Development for Enterprise

With some of the most serious cyber-security and big data collection/protection chops anywhere, Cambridge-based Sqrrl Enterprise is not your standard tech entrepreneurial story...

News You May Have Missed this Week - Blade, Swipely, Springpad, and More

Another busy week in the Boston Tech community is winding down. However, this week is certainly going out with a bang with Care.com's IPO this morning and the Boston Techstars announcement yesterday...

A Care.com IPO Roundup - Some Excitement, Some Caution

Today was a big day for Care.com as it officially went public this morning, with its shares initially being priced at $17 jumping a third in early trading to $22.55...

What To Expect From the Newest Boston Techstars Class

Yesterday afternoon, Katie Rae, Reed Sturtevant, David Cohen, and the Boston Techstars team announced its latest cohort, and we must say, it is a pretty impressive looking crew...

Wayfair, Boston's Next Big IPO Candidate, Adds New Executive Creative Director

With a ton of focus being paid to Care.com's IPO tomorrow, one of Boston's other possible IPO candidates, Wayfair, today announced the addition of Christiane Lemieux as its new Executive Creative Director...

Forbes Comes Out With List of Most Promising Companies-After uTest, VMTurbo, and NutraClick, Very Few Boston Co.'s

Today, Forbes came out with its annual list of "Most Promising Companies." Of the one-hundred companies to make the cutseven of the companies on the list were from Massachusetts...

Drupal Creator and Acquia Co-Founder Dries Buytaert Does a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" = Awesome!

A recent reddit AMA session, "I'm Dries Buytaert, project lead of Drupal. Ask me anything", featured a ton of questions about Drupal, Acquia, etc...

Change Collective - The Next Big Thing in Boston's Robust Health/Wellness Ecosystem

This morning, Ben Rubin and Derek Haswell, announced the official launch of Change Collective, a life betterment site with a mission to give people "the tools to succeed with change"...

News You May Have Missed this Week - Teespring, RunKeeper, clypd, Leaf, Continuum and Intronis, Constant Contact, Apperian

Here are some under-the-radar stories you may have missed...

Talent on the Move! Jan 24, 2014

Talent on the Move - January 24, 2014 - Your weekly roll up of who is coming and going within the Boston tech scene!