Startup Scene

Lessons Learned & Trends from the 2014 HBS Cyberposium

This past weekend was the 20th Cyberposium, an annual conference bringing together CEOs, CTOs, founders, and entrepreneurs to drive forward the discussion on the intersection...

HackMIT: A Weekend Recap

“A hackathon like no other” concluded Sunday morning after 24 hours of constant coding.  Undergraduates from dozens of colleges and universities such as MIT, Harvard, Stanford...

The Human-ness of Startups, a Recap of MIT's Startup Bootcamp

Big names like Katie Rae (former Managing Director of Techstars Boston) and Joshua Reeves of ZenPayroll joined students of MIT (and other entrepreneurs who willed themselves...

Yikes! VentureFizz is 5 Years Old! A Look Back...

Ok - this is crazy!  VentureFizz is 5 years old!  Yup - we launched the site in July of 2009 and what a wild ride it has been!  We are incredibly grateful for all of you out there who read...

Girls Who Code Debuts Their Much Lauded Summer Camp in Boston

Women earn only 12% of computer science degrees today (down from 37% in 1984) so you’ve likely heard how difficult it is to find, let alone, hire a female engineer. Girls Who Code...

Effective, Productive, Prolific – Boston’s Tech Ecosystem

It feels like there’s a multiplier on all the great things happening in Boston’s tech ecosystem.  When entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and the service providers that...

Harvard Women in Computer Science Hosts First Annual Conference

Last weekend, Harvard Women in Computer Science launched WECode, its first annual conference for women interested in technology. The two-day event brought together...

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...

Photos & Highlights from our Fairhaven Capital / VentureFizz Event - 25 Influential Women in Boston Tech

Last Wednesday, Fairhaven Capital threw a cocktail reception for the women who were featured as part of our recent slideshow:  25 Influential Women in the Boston...

Back to Back VentureFizz December Events!!!

We have a two great events planned in December that you won't want to miss!  On December 9th, in partnership with General Assembly, we are hosting a fireside chat with Alexis...

Video from our UX Fireside Chat with Fab.com's Devin Flaherty

Video from our fireside chat with Devin Flaherty, SVP of User Experience at Fab.com.  Devin graduated from Stanford with a Civil Engineering degree in 2008.  He moved...

Lean Startup Machine vs. GTA: 5 Takeaways

After participating in the Lean Startup Machine the other weekend, we noticed that Grand Theft Auto 5 has a lot of strikingly similar core principles with the lean startup methodology...

Women at MassChallenge Showcase

Did you know that 35% of this year's MassChallenge finalist have one or more women founders?  Awesome.  Last Monday, MassChallenge opened its doors to showcase (and celebrate!) their...

What’s the "what" with the Startup Institute

We’re very lucky to live in Boston.  It’s amazing.  Our city is filled with amazing, smart, motivated people.  It’s also filled with amazing, innovative startups.    Unfortunately, it can...

dunnhumby Ventures and the future of retail

Atul Singh and Lauren Jung, the founder of The Shelf, are as uncommon a pair of entrepreneurs as you might find – she’s a classically trained graphic designer, with a focused...

The Business of Software Conference is Back on Oct 28th! 10% Discount!

Business of Software is back in Boston on October 28th - 30th for its 7th year of sharing the very best ideas for building software businesses and VentureFizz are happy to be able...

Our Next Event - Learn From UX Experts at Fab.com, RunKeeper, Dragon Innovation, InsightSquared, & More!

At the beginning of the year, we set out to start planning our own events.  While there is not a shortage of events every week in Boston, we still felt certain areas deserve...

InsightSquared Powers Sales Intelligence Across the OpenView Portfolio

Many venture capital firms have built out value-add services to help their portfolio companies gain traction faster and a competitive advantage.  Firms like Andreessen Horowitz...

MassDiGI: Paving the Way for Game Development Students

When you are a student in Massachusetts, the opportunities for learning beyond the classroom are pretty abundant. You just need to have a clear sense of what interests...

MITX Innovation Awards Celebrates Boston’s Best and Brightest

The crowd gathered at the Copley Westin for the Tenth Annual MITX Innovation Awards were introduced to a few of the most impactful local companies and had the chance...

2013 MITX Innovation Awards to Celebrate the Best Local Companies

On Monday evening, key members of the Boston tech and innovation community will be gathering at the Westin Copley for the Tenth Annual MITX Innovation Awards...

Indie Game Uprising in Boston, Upcoming Festival Shouldn’t Be Missed

In the video game industry there are the ‘big gun’ developers – BioWare, Irrational, EA, Harmonix and others – and then there are the smaller, independent developers...

By the Skin of Their Teeth: The Magic of TechStars Demo Day

In its fourth iteration, the team behind TechStars Boston has become a well-oiled machine.  Associates and HackStars rotate quite consistently from term to term, but with each...

 

Zeppelin, the Inbox for Business Data, Launches New Mobile Product

On Tuesday morning, Anže Vodovnik and Davorin Gabrovec are holding an event in Kendall Square to unveil the mobile version of Zeppelin, their one-stop data and analytics...

Highlights & Pictures from our Scaling to 1M+ Users Event

The members of the Boston tech / innovation community that attended VentureFizz / Dissero's "Scaling to 1M+ Users - Customer Acquisition Strategy" event arrived...

The NEVY Awards in Pictures [slideshow]

Last Wednesday was the New England Venture Capital Association's 1st Annual NEVY Awards.  Kudos to C.A. Webb and the whole team who put together such an...

The 2013 NEVY Awards: A Community Celebration

After winning his first of two NEVY Awards from the New England Venture Capital Association last night, Andy Ory of Acme Packet took the stand to deliver a message...

 

Betaspring Spring 2013 Investor First Look

Yesterday the Havana Room in the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) hosted Investor First Look, a preview of the fifteen companies exiting from the Spring 2013...

The Top 10 NFL Draft Picks According to Social Media

NFL fans at iProspect and around the world are abuzz about the upcoming draft. There’s much speculation about which team will choose which player...

Our Next Event! Scaling to 1M+ Users - Customer Acquisition Strategies

We held our first networking event towards the end of January.  It was titled: The State of Product Management (you can read about it here).  The event was a huge...