May 23, 2010

VentureFizz - Boston's Weekly Tech Buzz (May 17th - May 23rd)


Buzz from the Week: May 17th – May 23rd

Summer is on the horizon and June is Innovation Month in New
England!  June is jam packed with many, many outstanding events.  Angel
Boot Camp (1st), MITX Tech Awards (2nd), MassTLC's Social Media Summit
(3rd), Mass Innovation Nights (3rd), Startup Weekend (4th-6th), Mobile
Monday (7th), WebInno (14th), XSITE (17th), Founder Dialogues (22nd),
Momentum Summit (23rd), Branded in Boston (24th), and many more! 

...Hold on... let's not forget about all the great events
happening this week (MITX, MassTLC, What Not To Web, Lean Into Spring,
TIECON, yaddapalooza, and more) - check them all out by clicking here!

Other highlights:

  • The Founder
    is coming to Boston this summer!  This program is run
    by founders for founders, providing a structure for successful
    entrepreneurs to share their experiences and to provide guidance.  The
    unique thing about the Founder Institute is that all graduates from the
    program are invited to join a pool to share in the equity upside
    generated from the success of their peers.  The program starts on June
    30th and you can apply by clicking here.
  • On Friday, Apperian
    released its mobile application for local retail powerhouse Rue La La, which allows customers
    to participate in the Rue La La experience "on the go" via iPhone or
    iPad.  Apperian is busy developing its enterprise solution, which will
    be released to coincide with Apple's 4.0 release slated for summer. 
    And...they are rapidly growing!  Check out all of their openings on our Job Board by
    clicking here.
  • Xconomy is hosting their XSITE
    on Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at
    Babson College on June 17th.  They just announced a special startup rate
    for companies that are less than three years old, with fewer than 20
    employees.  All the details are here.
  • Did you check out the blog posts from Voices over the past week?
    Check out:  MIT
    Startup Bootcamp Video
    (featuring Dharmesh Shah)
    , Stuck
    on Ramen...Raising Capital as a First Time Entrepreneur
    ), I
    see you!  Five Minutes with Peekaboo Mobile
    (Matthew Mamet),
    Capital Efficiency Algorithm
    (Chris Sheehan), Once
    More with Feeling...Pitching to Investors
    (Jules Pieri).

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Best, Keith

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May 23 2010 -
Publisher: Innovation Economy - Hungry for cash, start-ups seek better
angels for their ventures

About a dozen years ago, Robin Chase
invited Jean Hammond, a friend from business school, over to her
Cambridge... Read
the story »

May 21 2010 -
Publisher: Mass High Tech - Miner, Yeshwant open up on Google Ventures

Google Ventures has two hubs – one in
Silicon Valley, at Google Inc.’s Mountain View, Calif., headquarters,
and one in... Read
the story »

May 20 2010 -
Publisher: Xconomy - Mocospace Moves Beyond Feature Phones,
Launching Android and iPhone Apps for Mobile Social Networking

Boston-based Mocospace, proprietor of
one of the country’s largest mobile social networking services, has long
kept its... Read
the story »

May 17 2010 -
Publisher: Xconomy - Helping Businesses Join the YouTube Era: How
Pixability Found Its Groove

If you’re a disciple of the “lean
startup” philosophy now in vogue among tech entrepreneurs, you know
you’re supposed to “fail fast, fail... Read
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May 21 2010 -
Blogger: Keith Cline – Founder, VentureFizz

Dharmesh Shah – MIT Startup Bootcamp Presentation - Read »

May 20 2010 -
Blogger: Eric Paley – Managing Partner, Founder Collective

on Ramen…Raising Capital as a First Time Entrepreneur - Read »

May 19 2010 -
Blogger: Matthew Mamet – Head of Customer Development, EditMe

see you! Five Minutes with Peekaboo Mobile - Read »

May 18 2010 -
Blogger: Chris Sheehan – Managing Director, CommonAngels

Capital Efficiency Algorithm - Read »

May 17 2010 -
Blogger: Jules Pieri – Founder and CEO, Daily Grommet

More with Feeling… Pitching to Investors - Read »

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