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May 23, 2010

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

VentureFizz

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
    Institute
    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
    Summit
    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
    (Eric
    Paley
    ), I
    see you!  Five Minutes with Peekaboo Mobile
    (Matthew Mamet),
    The
    Capital Efficiency Algorithm
    (Chris Sheehan), Once
    More with Feeling...Pitching to Investors
    (Jules Pieri).

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JOB BOARD

Project
Manager
, Apperian

Location: Boston, MA - Categories: Professional Services

The Project
Manager is responsible for managing Professional Services Engagements
for business-to-business... Details
»

Director
of Business Development
, Daily Grommet

Location: Lexington, MA - Categories: Sales & Business
Development

Daily
Grommet is deeply reshaping e-commerce by leveraging social technologies
and great content to change…Details
»

Senior
Software Engineer, Front-End
, Localytics

Location: Cambridge, MA - Categories: Web Development & UX

Localytics
offers the leading mobile analytics platform, giving mobile app
publishers for iPhone, iPad, Android... Details
»

Senior
Software Engineer – Enterprise Applications
, Endeca

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

Endeca is a
leading provider of search applications. Search applications built on
Endeca’s technology deliver the clearest... Details
»

Principal
Java / J2EE Software Engineer
, Lumigent Technologies

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

This is a
principal software engineering role on a scrum development team who’s
mission is to aggressively increase... Details
»

SaaS
Systems Engineer / Architect
, CrunchTime!

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

This is a
principal software engineering role on a scrum development team who’s
mission is to aggressively increase... Details
»

Looking for more jobs?
Check the website »
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COMPANY RESEARCH

Cadio

Location: Somerville, MA - Categories: Data Mgmt / Business
Intelligence | Mobile / Wireless

Cadio
analyzes GPS data from mobile phones to better understand consumer
interests and habits. Using a privacy-aware...Details
»

Wiggio

Location: Cambridge, MA - Categories: Internet | Other
Software

Wiggio is
the simplest way to work in groups. The application makes it easy for
groups of any size or purpose to communicate...Details
»

Kalido

Location: Burlington, MA - Categories: Data Mgmt / Business
Intelligence

Kalido
delivers industry leading solutions for turning bad data into meaningful
business information. Developed through...Details
»

g8wave

Location: Boston, MA - Categories: Marketing & Advertising
Solutions | Mobile / Wireless

g8wave is a
world leader in the planning, creation, and execution of effective
mobile marketing campaigns, branded... Details
»

Looking for more
companies? Check
the website »

 

DEALS

May 20 2010 -
RewardsNOW Raises $7.5M in funding – Dover, NH
May 20 2010 -
OurStage Raises $2.6M in Funding – Chelmsford, MA
May 17 2010 -
Double-Take Software Acquired by Vision Solutions – Southborough, MA
Deals archive »

 

NEWS

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
Investments

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
the story »

More News »

 

VOICES

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

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

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

I
see you! Five Minutes with Peekaboo Mobile - Read »

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

The
Capital Efficiency Algorithm - Read »

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

Once
More with Feeling… Pitching to Investors - Read »

All Voices »

 

NETWORKING CALENDAR

May 24 2010 -
Organization name: Dialogue Social Media

Eat,
Drink, and Be Social »

May 24 2010 -
Organization name: Mobile Monday Boston

Mobile
Financial Services »

May 24 2010 -
Organization name: Boston SEO Group

May
Meetup »

May 25 2010 -
Organization name: MITX

iPad
App Entrepreneurship »

May 25 2010 -
Organization name: Mass Technology Leadership Council

The
Evolving Social Games Market »

May 26 2010 -
Organization name: Accounting Management Solutions

Funding
for All Stages »

May 26 2010 -
Organization name: Gatti & Associates

The
Role of HR in Early Stage Companies – Why, When, What, and Who? »

May 26 & 27 2010
- Organization name: Games for Health Project

6th
Annual Games for Health 2010 »

May 26 2010 -
Organization name: OpenCoffee Club

OpenCoffee
Cambridge Meetup »

May 26 2010 -
Organization name: iPhone Developers Roundtable

Featuring
Skyhook Wireless and Localfaves »

May 26 2010 -
Organization name: BIMA

Everything
You Need to Know About iPad Advertising »

May 27 2010 -
Organization name: 128 Venture North Investment

Breakfast:
What Kind of Funding is Best for your Company? »

May 27 2010 -
Organization name: Dogpatch Labs

Office Hours »

May 27 2010 -
Organization name: TiE-Boston

TIECON
East 2010 “Winning in the New Climate” »

May 27 2010 -
Organization name: MIT Enterprise Forum and Fresh Tilled Soil

What Not To Web »

May 27 2010 -
Organization name: Lean Startup Circle Boston

Lean
into Spring with Lean Startup Circle Boston »

May 27 2010 -
Organization name: Pinyadda

yaddapalooza »

May 27 2010 -
Organization name: DartBoston

Pokin’
Holes Pre Show w/ Peekaboo Mobile »

All Networking Events »