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Boston’s Numerous Academic and Institutional Resources Make it a Prime Startup Ecosystem


Northeastern, UMass, Emerson, BU, BC, Tufts, Harvard, MIT… If you’ve ever visited Boston or have ever considered attending a college in the Boston metropolitan area, then I’m sure you’re aware that when it comes to higher ed, Boston is a powerhouse teeming with institutions. From traditional undergrad and graduate institutions to conservatories and research hospitals, the… Read more »

Aussie Entrepreneur Launches Roceteer For Mentoring Downtown Las Vegas Startups

Roceteer launches Downtown Vegas

With one of the fastest growing tech startup ecosystems in the country, there has been an influx of entrepreneurs to the downtown Las Vegas area. This has created a growing need for mentors to help guide new founders. Today, Roceteer (pronounced “rocketeer”) officially launched to provide mentoring assistance to fill this void. Roceteer is founded by… Read more »

1.4M Computing Jobs in America By 2020, But Fewer Computer Science Graduates


Industry trends indicate that by 2020, there will be 1.4 million computing jobs available. On the surface this sounds great, but there’s a problem. According to, colleges will only graduate 400,000 computer science student by 2020. That translates to 2.4 percent of students graduating with a degree in computer science. Technology is no longer seen… Read more »

Getty Images Releases a Free Option and Creates a Strategic Option


Getty stole the headlines last week with its move to “make its pictures free to use,” as all the headlines proclaimed. Getty released 35 MM of their over 150 MM images free for people to embed into their sites for editorial and noncommercial uses. The embed (see what it looks like here) uses an iframe to deliver the image and provide a… Read more »

The Upcoming Google Nexus 6 – 4 New Features We Can Expect to See


The Google Nexus series is becoming more and more popular, and this year the series is scheduled to get another family member named Google Nexus 6. Although it is still a concept, the smartphone sports an attractive exterior design coupled with an impressive software and hardware package to complete the design. Nexus 6 is rumored to bear some of the… Read more »

Google Gives $1 Million to Increase the Number of Women in Startups


According to Google for Entrepreneurs’ Twitter account, Google is giving $1 million to 40 organizations around the world to create events, programs, and training to increase the amount of women in startups by 25 percent. Tech startups are notoriously male-heavy, but over the past few years, more women have entered the startup trenches…and they’re crushing… Read more »

9 Years After Hurricane Katrina, Reaction’s Exo Housing System is the Future of Disaster Relief Shelters


According to a housing survey published by the U.S. Census in 2011, more than 400,000 residents of New Orleans, La. were displaced as a result of Hurricane Katrina. And, while estimates vary, this number increases to 1,000,000 when you include residents from Gulfport, Miss.; Mobile, Ala.; and others. Setting aside the problem of long-term housing security (which… Read more »

A Look Into the Future: 5G Network Speeds and When They’ll Arrive


Mobile networks constantly evolve. In the 1980s, when wireless technology began to go mainstream, the 1G (first generation) analog networks supported the bulky, brick-like mobile phones from that era. The 90s saw the introduction of 2G digital networks, when Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) moved mobile phones beyond voice transmission into data and text messaging. Around… Read more »

1776 Announces Partnership with UVA’s Darden School of Business


Yesterday, 1776 announced a partnership with the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. The partnership is the second and latest effort by the DC-based startup incubator to collaborate with and support entrepreneurial programs at higher ed institutions. The partnership with Darden offers students and alumni access to the 1776 campus at a discounted rate, as well as… Read more »

Pebble Launches Official Evernote Integration at SXSW


Pebble announced an integration with Evernote today. The popular device that is fueling the smart watch ecosystem, along with the popular productivity app, has given enthusiasts the abilty to access checklists, reminders and notebooks, with more rolling out in the near future. According to Evernote: “With this app, Pebblers can easily check off items on their… Read more »

ABB’s Venture Capital Arm Invests in 3D printed Motor Component Maker Persimmon


ABB Technology Ventures (ATV) yesterday announced its 17th investment, a Series B financing of Persimmon Technologies, creator of a new high precision industrial robot and developer of breakthrough 3D printing processes using air fuel deposition to literally ‘print’ higher performing metal motor components. Since launching in 2011, Persimmon has been developing in conjunction with its… Read more »

50 Cent Will Play SXSW and Live Stream His Show Via Hang W/


Can you smell the excitement in the air? Can you feel the adrenaline beginning to course through your veins? Tomorrow isn’t any ordinary Friday, it’s the kick-off of the Interactive portion of this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. There are going to be big announcements, major surprises, and breaking news stories around… Read more »

UP Global, Google Launch ‘Startup Women’ Initiative to Help Women Entrepreneurs Launch 1,500 Startups This Year

UP Global

UP Global, the organization formed last year as a result of a partnership between Startup Weekend and the Startup America Partnership, announced on Tuesday that it is launching Startup Women, an initiative to support female entrepreneurs around the world, with the hope of launching 1,500 women-led startups by the end of this year. The initiative is backed by… Read more »