College Entrepreneurship

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...

The Big IDEA Stirring up Entrepreneurship at Northeastern

With many of the country’s predominant entrepreneurship institutions located right here in Boston, Northeastern University has transformed in recent years into an entrepreneurial...