Lately there has been a lot of talk about education technology in these parts. For example, MIT and Harvard are about to put more classes online with their new, $60 million edX partnership. But are universities really taking advantage of the latest tech trends? Though they were early adopters of the Web...Read more Category: Andrew Yu, Modo Labs, Xconomy
A Cambridge native who played professional hoops in Israel is getting ready to launch a new online marketplace for private coaches. CoachUp founder Jordan Fliegel took the wraps off a test version of the site recently — and among more than 100 golf, squash and baseball coaches on CoachUp, you'll...Read more Category: CoachUp, Innovation Economy, Jordan Fliegel
Hospitals typically check patients in with one system, track their healthcare with another, and process insurance claims with yet another. Boston-based Kyruus is looking to pull together all these different data points and many more to help healthcare providers tackle patient care more efficiently...Read more Category: Kyruus, Xconomy
My comprehensive report on this spring's TechStars demo day is here... but as is my habit, I also wanted to single out a few individuals and teams for Innovation Economy awards. They receive no monetary prize, crystal paperweight, or certificate suitable for framing — just the warm glow of being...Read more Category: Innovation Economy, Laveem, Libboo, Pact, Psykosoft, TechStars Boston, UberSense, Zagster
In the nine months since forming, Boston startup Vsnap — a provider of a short video messaging service — has been a finalist in the MassChallenge startup competition, released its product online and expanded into mobile. The five-person company has also brought on some extra business prowess with the...Read more Category: Boston Business Journal, Dave McLaughlin, Vsnap
Boston’s location-based mobile ad network WHERE Ads has today announced it is undergoing a makeover. Just barely a year after eBay acquired WHERE for a cool $135 million, the company will be changing its name to PayPal Media Network.
“This is much more than a rebrand of our name...
There’s a matchmaking startup in town that’s in the midst of raising its Series A round. I’m not talking about an online dating service, though. “We’re like an eHarmony for study abroad programs,” says Mike Stone, co-founder and president of said startup, Abroad101. The Boston-based...Read more Category: Abroad101, Mike Stone, Xconomy
‘What if?’’ It’s the question that powers Boston’s innovation economy. In academic labs, at start-ups and nonprofits, and within corporate walls, teams of exceptionally smart people hunt for ways to render the impossible possible. It may involve finding a new route to deliver potent drugs to a tumor...Read more Category: Innovation Economy, MIT Media Lab
It’s amazing who you can run into just crossing the street around MIT. Yesterday morning, it was Silicon Valley legend Reid Hoffman (see photo below), the co-founder, executive chairman, and former CEO of LinkedIn, and now a partner at venture firm Greylock Partners...Read more Category: Greylock Partners, LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman, Xconomy
Tonight, I think it’s safe to say that the center of New England’s entrepreneurial action will be in Providence, not Boston. This evening is the culmination of Betaspring, the Providence-based 12-week accelerator and part of the Global Accelerators network, a group of accelerators that...Read more Category: Betaspring, BostInno