Profiles

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...

MassTech Collaborative: Helping Boost the Tech Ecosystem Across the Commonwealth

HubSpot, Wayfair, MassChallenge, Rue La La, CarGurus… Essentials, pillars even, of the Boston and Cambridge technology and startup communities.

Lose It! How Charles Teague Went From Answering Phones to Running One of Boston’s Most Promising Consumer Tech Companies

One of my favorite business success stories is that of former ESPN President, George Bodenheimer, who started his career at the sports media conglomerate in the mailroom. 17 years later, he was running the “Worldwide Leader in Sports.”

ShapeUp: Turning a Passion Project from a Charitable Initiative to a Successful Business – and Leaving Med School to do so.

“Entrepreneurs are born, not made.” Those are the words of Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Founder & CEO of ShapeUp.

LogoMix: Bootstrapped Boston Startup is Helping Small Business Around the World

Craig Bloem has an entrepreneurial journey dating back to the early Internet days when he worked in New York City as an account executive for Modem Media, an interactive media company eventually acquired by Digitas.

Born and Bred in Boston, Buildium is Built To Last

Last week I visited yet another Boston-based tech company that probably isn’t getting quite the recognition it should.

Electric Bike Company Rolls Out E-Wheel. Transforms your Bike into an E-Bike

In 2011 brothers, Boris and Yevgeniy Mordkovich started EVELO, an electric bicycle company, with $100,000 of their own money. Today, having not raised any outside funding, the company is projected to hit $3 million in sales in 2015.

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. 

MediSafe: A Better Way to Help Loved Ones Get Healthier

Business ideas come from all angles - some thoroughly thought out, some on a bar napkin and others through more unfortunate circumstance.

Arc: Bridging the Gap between Community Members and Architects

Arc provides users a model of proposed building projects in real time and space through the camera of an iPad.

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.

CoPatient: An Advocate in Your Fight Against Medical Bills

CoPatient is a Boston-based startup empowering patients by helping them investigate, understand and save on their medical bills.

Society of Grownups: A Masters Program for Adulthood

Geared toward helping individuals navigate adulthood without losing their soul or sense of adventure along the way, Society of Grownups is a place that’s dedicated to fostering financial literacy for adults. 

Fresh Tilled Soil Enters Product Business – Creates Powerful First Impression Experience

A few weeks back I stopped by Fresh Tilled Soil to catch up with Richard Banfield, Co-Founder and CEO of the digital experience design and strategy firm in Watertown. Little did I know the iPad that greeted me upon arrival would turn into the main subject of our conversation.

AdTech Startup Launches New Avenue for Brands Through Messaging Apps

There’s no denying that the advertising world is looking for new ways generate revenue and develop new solutions for their high paying clients. But that’s no easy task.

Branding, Creative, Strategy and Capital – Breakaway is a Unique Firm on the Rise

Last week, hybrid strategy, marketing & venture capital firm, Breakaway, acquired Crunch Brands, a branding agency founded and run by Ted Schlueter, who will now serve as Breakaway’s Chief Marketing Officer.

OpportunitySpace: Marketplace Making it Simple for People to Invest in Untapped Real Estate

If there’s a more obvious example of taking advantage of under-valued, missed used land or property than Boston’s Seaport District, I certainly haven’t seen it first hand like I have our beloved Innovation District.

2014 Served Up a Big Year for Digital Lumens

Based on Congress Street in Boston, Digital Lumens is becoming a global powerhouse in its industry. With the introduction of the first Intelligent Lighting System, the company is combining LEDs, networking and software into a single, integrated system.

Online Triathlete Tool Beat Your Mark Makes Boston its Home

Beat Your Mark, one of the world’s largest databases connecting triathletes, has chosen to locate its international headquarters here in Boston.

Boston Tech Alumni Taking Customer Intelligence to the Cloud

Two Boston tech veterans have teamed up to allow businesses to compile a rich customer knowledge base in the cloud and publish live digital personas with a new SaaS customer intelligence startup dubbed, Cintell.

College Search and Application Process Enters the Tech Era

Do you remember your college application process? If you don’t, your parents most certainly do. Trying to provide guidance, while figuring out what it is you want in a school at the same time narrowing the list to schools in which they could afford.  Not an easy process...

Wellable Wants to Simplify Your Company Wellness Program

A finance major from the University of Georgia takes a job in investment banking after graduation, gets pouched by client he represented for a merger, falls in love with a new industry...

MAVRCK – the Digital Marketer’s Wingman

Mavrck, who today announced $2.5M Series A funding from GrandBanks Capital, has one of the best “ah-ha” moments I’ve heard to date.

Can Chuck Goldman’s Next Company Succeed at Bringing the Enterprise to Legalized Sports Gambling?

Boston based entrepreneur, Chuck Goldman, has a knack for bringing different technologies to the enterprise IT market.  At Apple, he led their Education and Enterprise Professional Services Divisions...

Kickstarter Product Focused on Making the American Dream more Realistic than Ever

Like many entrepreneurs, Mike Markarian’s mind is constantly filling up with product ideas. While he has put a few in motion, he’s let a lot more go un-pursued. Something his latest venture, Mount Dream, hopes to eliminate for other entrepreneurs.

Ex RunKeeper VP Launching App to Help You Be Better At Life

Boates hopes the app’s simplicity will encourage frequent use and ultimately help users “be better at life.”

Living Like The Jetsons Closer than Ever Thanks to Woburn-Based Terrafugia

How far off are we from flying cars? In all reality, not far at all. Meet George Jetson…

Workbar is Unifying Community through New Centers of Excellence

The business of coworking spaces is booming. We know that much. New companies popping up, established businesses opening new facilities, etc. It’s pretty fascinating to see how rapidly the concept has grown in recent years.

Bring Those Old Speakers Back Into Play with ROCKI

First there was Kickstarter, then there was Techstars. Now, it’s time for ROCKI to grow its international business right here in Boston.

NVBOTS: The 3D Printing Startup Focused on the Education Market

NVBOTS, the Boston-based creator of the world’s first fully-automated 3D printer, initiated a two-part Fundable Rewards campaign in October, giving people the opportunity...