Stories

By: Dennis Keohane | July 4, 2013
Edtech startup BoomWriter published over two thousand books since it first started last year. Most shockingly, BoomWriter published more books in the month of May than publishing...
By: Dennis Keohane | July 2, 2013
Every so often, we come across a business that causes one of two reactions with its good, simple idea. One is the classic, “Why didn’t I think of that?”...
By: Dennis Keohane | July 1, 2013
Locally-based networking solutions company Plexxi has created a product that is already starting to shake-up the networking technology sector that has been mostly stagnant, and  has relied on overly-complicated and expensive hardware/software, for the past decade or more...
By: Dennis Keohane | June 30, 2013
FlipKey, the very successful and locally-based vacation rental company, has lofty aspirations.  The company has built a home rental site that has at its foundation a massive...
By: Dennis Keohane | June 30, 2013
Last week, at the new office launch for another one of Boston's 'quiet monster' ecommerce companies, Jay Batson and I engaged in a discussion on the state of the Boston tech/innovation community...
By: Kayla Warter | June 30, 2013
With the thousand and one guides available on how to pitch to investors, it can be hard for a startup founder to know where to begin. You have just a few minutes to present your...
By: Dennis Keohane | June 27, 2013
Provenir announced earlier this month that it has established a new Customer Listening Technology Division in Boston. Last night, they officially opened their new Innovation District office with a celebration and a demonstration of how their new product benefits marketers...
By: Dennis Keohane | June 26, 2013
Things have changed quite a bit at RunKeeper over the past year as the company has grown at an exceptional rate. They have more than doubled the number of employees...
By: Dennis Keohane | June 26, 2013
A week ago, some of the best minds in the tech/innovation/entrepreneurship community convened at Babson College in Wellesley for Xconomy’s XSITE 2013: Boston's Tech Revival event...
By: Allen Bonde | June 25, 2013
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By: Lee Hower | June 24, 2013
I’ve been doing some thinking about the future of cars and the impact of the internet.  A large part of this is just some idle thoughts, a small part is driven by my love of cars...
By: Dennis Keohane | June 24, 2013
Despite the heat and the impending (and ultimately devastating) Bruins game, a huge crowd gathered at the Royal Sonesta in Cambridge for Webinno 38 last night. The audience turned out...
By: Melissa Pocek | June 23, 2013
Picture it now, it’s summertime and you’re looking to get away for the weekend, or take a quick ride to the nearest grocery store, but you don’t have a car.  What do you...
By: Dennis Keohane | June 23, 2013
Merchant Warehouse, the Boston company that has been in the credit card terminal game for fifteen years, has created a product aimed at simplifying mobile payments for both the consumer and the merchant. By developing its Genius payment platform...
By: Dennis Keohane | June 20, 2013
Healthbox, the healthcare accelerator partnered with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, had their second Innovation Day on Tuesday, featuring nine promising healthcare startups...
By: Dennis Keohane | June 19, 2013
Whether you know it or not, we are currently in the middle of National Small Business Week. First established by President Kennedy in 1963, this “official week” to focus on small businesses has evolved since originally kickstarted by JFK fifty years ago...
By: Dennis Keohane | June 18, 2013
Boston-based Kibits Corp. announced the launch of their mobile collaboration platform, Collaborate.com. The new service allows distributed business teams to work seamlessly together on projects of all kinds...
By: Dennis Keohane | June 18, 2013
Skillz, the online skill-gaming company, announced this afternoon a Series A round of funding. Led by Atlas Venture, Andrew Paradise’s gaming company raised $5.5 million in the new round...
By: Ben Mirin | June 17, 2013
Eight student teachers from MIT and UC Berkeley are biking from San Francisco to Washington DC this summer. The trip will last eleven weeks...
By: Dennis Keohane | June 17, 2013
Apperian, the local mobile application management company, recently announced the launch of a new app tool for its Enterprise Mobile Management platform. The new capability, the iOS App Remote Control...
By: Dennis Keohane | June 17, 2013
Wayfair.com, the Boston-based online shopping innovator, announced today that it is launching a new feature called Inspiration Gallery. Marrying interior design photography to the site's large collection of home decór and furniture...
By: Dennis Keohane | June 17, 2013
Wayfair.com, the Boston-based online shopping innovator, announced today that it is launching a new feature called Inspiration Gallery. Marrying interior design photography to the site's large collection of home decór and furniture...
By: Dennis Keohane | June 16, 2013
Local private coaching company, CoachUp, has seen a lot of growth in its first year of existence. Started just last May, the company’s website now has over 7000 coaches available to connect with young athletes for private lessons or coaching...
By: Dennis Keohane | June 13, 2013
With offices located around the world, bigtincan, has huge ambitions for helping enterprises manage content globally...
By: Natalie Nathanson | June 12, 2013
I do some of my best thinking while running, so while training for a half marathon earlier this Spring, a thought popped into my mind: are there skills I’ve acquired over years...
By: Owen Johnson | June 11, 2013
Experts in product development will tell you to understand your user. Some people are naturals at this, most have to learn. Raising money is no different. Some people understand...
By: Dennis Keohane | June 11, 2013
How does a company that has been building mobile apps since the days of the Palm Pilot maintain its edge in the ever-expanding mobile marketplace?
By: Dennis Keohane | June 10, 2013
Workbar, Boston’s shared-workspace hub, just opened a new location in Central Square, Cambridge. The new co-working spot offers a ton of amenities and a variety of different...
Office Tours
By: | June 9, 2013
Welcome to Rue La La. 20 Channel Center: Right off A Street in the newly appointed innovation district, a.k.a. Fort Point, where art studios and restaurants seemingly sprout...
By: Dennis Keohane | June 5, 2013
Want to see what the future of shopping looks like?  First, download the local shopping app Swirl and head down to Newbury Street. Then, stop into Alex & Ani, Timberland...

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