Stories

By: Dave Broadwin | October 25, 2012
I can’t say how often I have been called the first time an entrepreneur has to fire someone.  BTW, I get that call from seasoned execs as well.  Nobody likes to do it and...
By: Dennis Keohane | October 25, 2012
The six finalists of the FutureM/BzzAgent Shark Tank arrived at Microsoft NERD with a promise that at least $100,000 would be committed by a group of investors that included...
By: Susan Johnston | October 24, 2012
Facebook’s early users posted photos from drunken frat parties and spring break trips. Now that the social media site has come of age, images of a toddler’s first steps or a child’s...
By: Wendy Roberts | October 23, 2012
Mobext, the mobile marketing arm of Havas Digital, is excited to announce their first-ever hackathon event, Swarm, to take place in Boston October 27-28th.  Swarm is also hosted...
By: | October 23, 2012
125 companies participated in the 2012 MassChallenge Accelerator program. Last night, they awarded over $1M in cash prizes to several of the final 26 teams.
By: Susan Johnston | October 22, 2012
For Waltham, Mass.-based software company VisibleGains, spotting an unusual use case of their first product, Video Apps, inspired Postwire, their newest product which launched...
By: Susan Johnston | October 22, 2012
Last night, in the ninth installment of the Founder Dialogues series, Dharmesh Shah, co-founder and CTO of Cambridge-based SaaS company HubSpot, recounted his entrepreneurial journey...
Office Tours
By: | October 21, 2012
Welcome to the ChoiceStream Office Tour!  ChoiceStream's new headquarters is located in Boston's Innovation Districtat 25 Drydock Ave, 5th Floor...
By: Susan Johnston | October 18, 2012
With the relaunch of the New England Venture Capital Association (NEVCA) at the start of this year, the association is hosting several events this fall that appeal to both venture...
By: Matt Douglas | October 17, 2012
As anyone who has started a company will tell you, the people you hire into your company are *critical* to the long-term success of the business. The employees set the tone and vibe...
By: Susan Johnston | October 16, 2012
Back in 2006, while running an earlier software company called Recruiternet, Bob Neveu noticed an annoyance that many managers and executives face every month or...
By: Jim McHugh | October 15, 2012
Football, rugby, or any other sport organized around a finely-tuned playbook, requires players to understand roles and execute plays in both familiar or unplanned...
By: Susan Johnston | October 15, 2012
As healthcare professionals gather for the Connected Health Symposium 2012 October 25-26 in Boston, digital healthcare seed accelerator Rock Health will host XX in Health...
By: Susan Johnston | October 15, 2012
Oisin Hanrahan and Harvard Business School classmate Umang Dua created Handybook, an online tool for booking housecleaners and handyman, because in...
By: Susan Johnston | October 14, 2012
Matthew Grace and Philip H. Beauregard met in their early twenties and had been tossing around business ideas since 2007. But it wasn’t until 2010, after the financial crash...
By: Jim McHugh | October 11, 2012
BuildingCo was constantly in a cash crunch. The company manufactured a line of building products, had one production facility that supplied 12 regional warehouse/distribution centers...
By: Keith Cline | October 11, 2012
Everyone knows that it's difficult to attract top talent, especially if your company is relatively new and unknown.  Here are some strategic ways to help you build buzz around...
By: Dennis Keohane | October 10, 2012
Reid Hoffman thought he wanted to be a career intellectual; he figured that fulfillment could be found by publishing an article in The Atlantic every now and again...
By: Susan Johnston | October 10, 2012
When Krishna Ramchandran and Amit Jardosh started Ubersense in January 2011, they envisioned a mobile video app that would help users improve their golf swing. But as the...
By: Susan Johnston | October 9, 2012
During the Boston Innovation Challenge Hack-a-thon in May, Matt Bridges, CTO at Intrepid Pursuits, heard a presentation from a local musician. “He could distribute his music...
By: Bilal Zuberi | October 9, 2012
I attended the annual Startup Bootcamp at MIT yesterday. It was the best thing I could possibly have done on the Columbus Day holiday. Kudos to the amazing group of...
By: Michael Greeley | October 9, 2012
The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and Thomson Reuters released today the 3Q12 VC fundraising data, which is a report I eagerly await as it is a barometer of...
By: Dave Balter | October 8, 2012
On October 25th, some of Boston’s best and brightest investors will be getting together to invest $100,000 (at least) in startups, live and on the spot.    It’s going to be a...
By: Rob Go | October 8, 2012
I was spending some time with an MIT senior who is very involved with the startup community and has spent some time working at venture funded companies.  We were...
By: Susan Johnston | October 7, 2012
While earning her MBA at Harvard Business School (HBS), Danielle Weinblatt struck up a conversation with Andrew Paradise (then CEO of AisleBuyer) about the frustrations of interviewing...
By: Patrick Campbell | October 4, 2012
One of the biggest lessons we’ve learned within the world of pricing is that even though your price remains the lever that has the highest impact on your revenue, the subject is one...
By: David Beisel | October 4, 2012
After completing a long process identifying the right venture firms to pitch, running an exhaustive fundraising process, finding a mutual fit, and successfully negotiating terms… at last...
By: Dave Barrett | October 4, 2012
Having read Seth Godin’s great little book, The Dip, I’ve been thinking about how Dips really influence the arc of not just individual career development but also that of start-up...
By: Jesse Waites | October 3, 2012
Inside of the Cambridge Innovation Center, tucked away in a corner on the 5th floor, lies a room known as Greenlight Labs. Outfitted with an electronics workstation, soldering irons...
By: Eric Paley | October 3, 2012
One of my favorite founders in Boston is Jason Jacobs of Runkeeper.  Every time I see Jason, I mention to him how impressed I am with what I'm hearing about the progress of Runkeeper...

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