College Entrepreneurship

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.

Winter Xcelerate: Entrepreneurship on Display at Harvard

Founded in 2011, Harvard Ventures facilitates a wide array of activities on campus, including last week’s, Winter Xcelerate, a week-long startup incubation program at the Harvard Innovation Lab with mentors and speakers across industries.

Novo App: Speed and Ease for Bartenders and Bar-Goers Alike

Flashback to one Friday night earlier this year: Alexis Roumeliotis is closing up after a busy shift bartending at her parent’s bar in Maine. She scrambles to hunt down customers to close their tabs, while also juggling cleaning and other closing activities.

Genius Box: Projects and Learning Opportunities Delivered Monthly

The adventure began with a box. Shivangi Shah and Kate Pipa wanted to create some kind of subscription-based box service to serve children-- but they didn’t know exactly what to focus on.

Startup Institute Boston Fall 2014 TalentExpo

For the past eight weeks, I have had the privilege of getting to know Startup Institute’s Fall 2014 class... Best of luck SIB Fall 2014. You guys rule!  

Tackboard, Collaborate with Friends

Newly released mobile app, Tackboard, is a platform for users to collaborate on public photo collections, complete with geo-tagging and a sleek design.

What a Distributed Computing Veteran Can Teach Student Founders

This week, we had the pleasure of speaking with Paul Sagan, former CEO of Akamai Technologies, and current XIR at General Catalyst, where he advises founders and entrepreneurs...

Rough Draft Ventures Meets Matt Lauzon

Last week, we caught up with Matt Lauzon, founder of Dunwello and former founder of Gemvara.He speaks about his experiences as a young entrepreneur and provides a few great pieces of advice...

Progress in the Emerson Accelerator

Emerson College’s first startup accelerator program is in full swing this year after its launch in May 2014.

Harvard Innovation Launch Lab Takes Off

Last night, The Harvard iLab formally opened the doors of the brand new Launch Lab, the co-working space for high potential Harvard alumni startup ventures.

Entrepreneurs Break Out Their Best Pitches at Babson

The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship held their 15th Annual Rocket Pitch yesterday afternoon.

4th Annual BUILDFest to Honor Tim Ferriss with BUILDer Award for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

BUILD Boston, a not-for-profit organization that uses entrepreneurship to equip Boston youth for high school and college success, is holding their 4th Annual Gala, BUILDFest, on Thursday October 30th at the Westin Copley Place.

Rebloom Comes Home: New York City Based Startup made its Soft Launch in Beantown this Month

You’re at charity gala, admiring the beautiful floral arrangement in the center of your table. The woman sitting next to you remarks that the combination of calalilies and white hydrangeas is extremely elegant...

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!

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...

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...

Harvard iLab: Venture Incubation Program Demo Day

Last night the Harvard Innovation Lab hosted its’ Venture Incubation Demo Day, which is a culmination of their Venture Incubation Program.

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.

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?

HackHarvard Hosts HackWeek 2014

Last week, HackHarvard hosted their annual “Hack Week” event that connects budding student entrepreneurs with the resources, mentorship and pizza to launch their own tech product...

Undergrad Job Search / Bringing Top Drawer Talent to Boston

Do you remember your job search in college without LinkedIn or the Internet for that matter (I know, anyone under 40 didn’t have this experience)? At my alma mater (Bowdoin College...

Rough Draft Ventures Might Be the Best Thing Happening in the Boston Startup Scene Right Now

In Boston, there is a group of local college students who are taking a different approach to their waning days of academia. They are using an investment fund to back entrepreneurs and businesses based at some of the local colleges...

Are We Making Progress in Retaining our Students?

It is pretty crazy when you stop to think about how many amazing, world class academic institutions exist in the Boston area.  It is truly a competitive advantage for this region.  Yet, for so...

The Battle for Boston’s Students is Being Fought Right Now

The fall semester may have only just begun, but the fight for Boston’s young talent is well underway. Silicon Valley and New York are invading with an armada of startups, emerging...

MIT-born Education Venture “Spokes” Takes Its Model on the Road

Eight student teachers from MIT and UC Berkeley are biking from San Francisco to Washington DC this summer. The trip will last eleven weeks...

Introducing the Summer@Highland Class of 2013!

When we opened our call for Summer@Highland applications a few months ago, the entire Highland investment team pitched in to get the word out. We came bearing...

Harvard Business School's New Venture Competition Announces Winners

A huge crowd gathered at Harvard Business School’s Burden Auditorium for the school’s annual business plan/pitch contest on Tuesday. Dubbed the HBS New Venture Competition...

StartLabs Spurs Entrepreneurship at MIT

Thanks to the Mark Zuckerbergs and Sean Fannings of the world (Fanning founded Napster while at Northeastern), entrepreneurship thrives on campuses across Boston...

Notable Entrepreneurs in Tufts History

Tufts University has supposedly been fairly quiet on the startup scene—neighbored by Harvard and MIT, innovations and ventures coming from Walnut Hill in Somerville don’t...