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By: Keith Cline | April 23, 2013
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...
By: Mark Watkins | April 22, 2013
Twitter recently launched a social music discovery site, music.twitter.com. It’s pretty interesting. There have been a variety of music discovery...
By: Ben Mirin | April 22, 2013
Studies on global mobile data traffic tend to reinforce what we already know: information consumption via mobile is on an exponential rise (with a 70% increase...
By: Ben Mirin | April 21, 2013
Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE As team member number three at Actifio, Sean Walter happily acknowledges that he jumped off a rocket ship.   “We always knew Actifio was going to take off,” Walter chimes...  
By: Susan Johnston | April 21, 2013
Thanks to growing awareness of environmental issues and the development of technology to help address these concerns, several Boston tech startups are finding innovative...
By: Chuck Freedman | April 18, 2013
Join ESPN, RAMP, Watchwtih, Viggle, the Echonest, TMS, Klout and more in Boston April 27-28 for the TVnext Hack (#TVnextHack), part of Hill Holliday’s 3rd...
By: Dennis Keohane | April 17, 2013
Think you know the quintessential Boston startup story?  How about this one: A pair of local college students who originally hail from Ecuador connect and decide they can...
By: | April 17, 2013
It’s Wednesday morning, my baby son’s first birthday. It’s a day and a half later, and the tragedy at the Marathon has started to sink in.  That Monday’s disaster hit close to...
By: | April 16, 2013
The latest class of 51 students from the Startup Institute are graduating and they are hosting a Student Expose event on Friday where you can meet the students - details here.  VentureFizz has your sneak peak look at all of the students!
By: Michael Gaiss | April 15, 2013
In a world competing for the best talent world, a startup's own website should be viewed as a critical communication component for attracting, wooing...
By: Ben Mirin | April 15, 2013
After nearly being rejected for visas at the US embassy in Vienna, Moritz “Mo” Plassnig and three-fifths of the Codeship team arrived at Logan Airport at midnight on...
By: Dennis Keohane | April 14, 2013
Do you have a possession that you’d love to sell or think someone else would actually buy? Wary of wading into the wilds of eBay or other online...
By: Scott Johnson | April 11, 2013
Being CEO of a startup is quite similar to being the parent of a newborn.  The neighbors see a clean cooing newborn with smiling proud parents.  But we all know what goes on...
By: Dennis Keohane | April 10, 2013
A few weeks back we profiled Apptopia, the app marketplace created by Jonathan Kay and Eli Sapir, headquartered in Boston. At that time, the company...
By: Ben Mirin | April 10, 2013
The Phoenix FC Wolves are starting their inaugural season this spring in the United Soccer League, the nation’s highest level of professional soccer after the MLS.  The Wolves...
By: Michelle Heath | April 9, 2013
Some are calling it a start-up bubble. It’s filled with 23 yr old bright shiny faces with big ideas to change the world. They are getting funding and they are building...
By: Keith Cline | April 9, 2013
The New England Venture Capital Association is hosting their first NEVY awards party on May 1st at The Sinclair in Cambridge.  Make sure you register for this event...
By: Fred Destin | April 8, 2013
An entrepreneur called Danielle Morrill just kicked up a bit of a shitstorm with a nicely titled "Zombie VC" post.   It's a nice pendant to her recent Zombie Startups post...
By: Ben Mirin | April 8, 2013
Back in 2011, Spencer Bramson rented an office in Boston “just to get creative people together.” At 21, he had already left his first entrepreneurial venture at Buzz...
By: Dennis Keohane | April 7, 2013
Eric Paley of Founder Collective started Founder Dialogues three years ago as a way to celebrate the successful stories of entrepreneurs and companies in Boston.  At the beginning...
By: Ben Mirin | April 4, 2013
The imminent departure of Google Reader on July 1st of this year has created a rift in the future of online content curation.  Competition among companies vying to fill the void...
By: Keith Cline | April 3, 2013
Harvard Business School is producing a mini-documentary series profiling each of the companies that are competing as part of the HBS New Venture Competition (NVC)...
By: Dennis Keohane | April 3, 2013
As the “gold rush” era for mobile technology seems to be nearing an end, a handful of companies are beginning to rise out of this period of widespread innovation...
By: Rosanna Y. de la Cruz | April 2, 2013
As a recruiter mining talent for cutting edge startups, I live on LinkedIn. I have seen LinkedIn change in ways that squarely puts talent on the driver’s seat when it comes...
By: Michael Skok | April 1, 2013
We all know a company is only as good as its team, which is why the hiring process is so critical as you build out your venture. And anyone who has made a bad hire along...
By: Dennis Keohane | March 31, 2013
Do you know the best way to get from the Microsoft NERD to Meadhall?  Let me tell you.  Walk out the front doors and head around the building towards Main Street/Broadway...
By: Tracy Paulsen | March 28, 2013
One of the first legal phases of starting your own business is choosing a legal entity structure.  There are a number of options dependent upon your unique situation...
By: Firas Raouf | March 27, 2013
I recently read this article in Fortune about the 10 requirements for a successful IPO. Go ahead and read it if you’re interested in this topic. I’ll wait.  Most of my...
By: Dennis Keohane | March 27, 2013
Boston mobile innovation company Mobiquity announced today the acquisition of Providence’s Vertical Performance Partners, makers of the mobile business-solution software...
By: Chris McMahon | March 26, 2013
If leaders are supposed to lead, and managers are supposed to manage, then what do I do? The good news is that you don’t have to choose…do both. Whether you...

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