May 2, 2010

VentureFizz - Boston's Weekly Tech Buzz (Apr 26th - May 2nd)


Buzz from the Week: Apr 26th – May 2nd

Last Friday, Michael
of Flybridge
Capital Partners
announced the 12X12 initiative at
the annual Nantucket
.  This exciting new initiative's goal is to launch
and multiply the next generation of technology companies and
entrepreneurs in the state of Massachusetts.   This program will partner
up 12 successful CEOs and 12 VCs to create 12 new startups in the next
year.  Here
is a link to the full press
and here
is a link to the current roster
of participants
in the program.

Other highlights:

  • VentureFizz is a proud sponsor of the MIT Sloan School of
    - Sales
    Conference 2010
    .  This event is being held on Friday, May
    .  VentureFizz readers are all eligible for a significant
    discount!  Click here
    to register.  Make sure you register as "friend of speaker" and if it
    asks you for a validation code use: SPKFRND25.  Don't delay, as
    registration closes at noon on Tuesday.
  • The spring 2010 application process for Dogpatch
    Labs - Cambridge
    has opened up.  They are looking for great
    teams of 1-4 people to join them for 6 months of sponsored ("free")
    occupancy.  Click here
    for the registration
  • Jeff
    is hosting a panel
    on May 6th in conjunction with his recently
    published book - Mastering
    the VC Game
    .  In addition to Jeff, the panel includes Eric
    Paley (Founder Collective), Candace Fleming (Crimson Hexagon), and Jay
    Meattle (Shareaholic).  Click here
    for the details on how to register.
  • Did you check out the blog posts from Voices over the past week? 
    Check out:  8
    Tech Services
    (Will Koffel / Michael Sheeley), Focus
    or Fail
    (Don Dodge), Startups
    & the product roadmap
    (Bijan Sabet), Cloud
    storage options
    (Andy Singleton), and the Founder
    Dialogues/EnerNOC video
    discussion (Eric Paley / Tim Healy).

Have you tried out the search bar on the top right hand corner of VentureFizz?  Test it out - it
is very, very powerful.  For example, let's say you are doing some
research for an upcoming job interview with a company...hmmm, how about
oneforty?  Put oneforty in the search bar, click "go" and
get an amazing list
of results
.  It is a mini-Google for all things tech in Boston!

Best, Keith

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early stage, growing healthcare services... Details

UNIX Systems Engineer - Network Operation Group
, Endeca

Location: Cambridge, MA - Categories: IT / Systems /

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high-caliber Senior Systems Engineer with... Details

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, Sonian, Inc.

Location: Needham, MA - Categories: Software Engineering / QA

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Based in
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Apr 30 2010 -
Nimbit raises $375K in funding – Framingham, MA
Apr 29 2010 -
HealthEdge raises $1.5M in funding – Burlington, MA
Apr 29 2010 -
StreamBase Systems raises $5.5M – Lexington, MA
Apr 29 2010 -
Thinking Screen Media raises $2M in funding – Wellesley Hills, MA
Apr 28 2010 -
Assured Labor raises $1M in funding – Boston, MA
Deals archive »



Apr 30 2010 -
Publisher: Xconomy - MA CEOs, VCs Launch “12×12″ Mentoring

Prominent Massachusetts venture firms
and CEOs have formally rolled out a mentoring program aimed at
supporting... Read
the story »

Apr 30 2010 -
Publisher: Mass High Tech - Nantucket Conference: A tech idea mining
ground for VCs

In a month, Nantucket will be the
playground of the self-satisfied. Today, it’s a haven for the hungry.
About 150 technology... Read
the story »

Apr 28 2010 -
Publisher: Xconomy - News or Noise? Gather CEO Tom Gerace on New
England’s Fastest Growing Web Property

For a while now I’ve been curious about
Gather, a privately funded news and social networking site based in
downtown... Read
the story »

Apr 26 2010 -
Publisher: Innovation Economy - New book discloses the two phrases VCs hear
most often from entrepreneurs

There's a book party in Kendall Square
tonight to mark the publication of "Mastering the VC Game," the first
book from entrepreneur... Read
the story »

More News »



Apr 30 2010 -
Blogger: Will Koffel (CTO, Sermo) and Michael Sheeley (Co-Founder,

Technology services (on the cheap) that your startup can’t live without
- Read »

Apr 29 2010 -
Blogger: Don Dodge – Developer Advocate, Google

or Fail – saying no to great ideas - Read »

Apr 28 2010 -
Blogger: Bijan Sabet – General Partner, Spark Capital

& the product roadmap - Read »

Apr 27 2010 -
Blogger: Andy Singleton – Founder and President, Assembla

on demand? Cloud storage options - Read »

Apr 26 2010 -
Blogger: Keith Cline – Founder, VentureFizz

Success! Video: Founder Dialogues featuring EnerNOC’s Tim Healy - Read »

All Voices »



May 4 2010 -
Organization name: Mass Technology Leadership Council

Summit: Emerging Technology and Business Strategies for Success »

May 4 2010 -
Organization name: Girls in Tech

Event »

May 4 2010 -
Organization name: Mass Technology Leadership Council

and Innovation in the Cloud: How cloud services power new company
innovation and growth »

May 4 2010 -
Organization name: ENET

Guidance on Business Plans and Presentations »

May 5 2010 -
Organization name: OpenCoffee Club

Cambridge »

May 5 2010 -
Organization name: Revolve Nation

Nation Boston Entrepreneurs: Networking & Discussion Group »

May 5 2010 -
Organization name: MIT Enterprise Forum

Clinic »

May 5 2010 -
Organization name: MITX

Fiesta for Jason Schupbach »

May 5 2010 -
Organization name: Drink Up Link Up

Drink Up Link Up »

May 5 2010 -
Organization name: Boston PHP Group

Oriented Programming – Plain & Simple »

May 5 2010 -
Organization name: MassChallenge

Peer to Peer Pitching »

May 6 2010 -
Organization name: RCR Local

& Operating Profitable 3G and 4G Networks »

May 6 2010 -
Organization name: Mastering the VC Game

Discussion »

May 6 2010 -
Organization name: NEVCA

Hours at the Venture Café with Mark Carthy, Orion Healthcare Equity
Partners »

May 6 2010 -
Organization name: Dogpatch Labs

Office Hours »

May 6 2010 -
Organization name: Boston BizSpark

To Design A Site Without Code: Demo of Balsamiq, SnagIt, MockupsToGo,
Napkee »

May 7 2010 -
Organization name: MIT Sloan

Sloan Sales Conference »

May 8 2010 -
Organization name: Boston Azure User Group

Azure Firestarter – Cloud Computing »

All Networking Events »