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Gear & Gadgets

Blink’s Wireless Monitoring and Security System is the One to Buy [Review]

By | Jul 20, 2016 at 11:00 am

Keeping an eye on your home, your family, and your furry little critters are not just an add-on, but a necessity. Security systems of yesteryear were cumbersome – requiring a professional to install the system, and coming with costly hardware and monthly services. But,…

Startups & Apps

DigitalX Brings Mobile Payments to Underserved Markets

By | Jun 23, 2016 at 2:50 pm

In many parts of the developing world mobile payments and transfers are not only more widely accepted, they were well ahead of the game on initial implementation. When mobile payments first launched in Kenya in 2007, it was as simple as a credit system…

News

MassChallenge Announces 128 Finalist Startups for 2016

By | May 19, 2016 at 11:45 am

MassChallenge, one of the leading startup-friendly accelerators in the Boston area, has released their roundup of 128 participating startups for this year. The 128 startups listed represent nine countries and sixteen U.S. states, will go through MassChallenge’s four-month program. Not only will participation guarantee…

Reports & Rankings

Boston, Denver, San Diego Among Cities to Succeed in Digital Economy

By | May 14, 2016 at 10:00 am

There is an ongoing argument about the state of innovation in the United States. Some would argue that it’s dying a slow death, while others would argue that it’s growing and evolving and we’re becoming more innovative than ever before. It’s hard to measure innovation in…

News

Best Tech Professionals Honored at Boston Timmy Awards

By | Apr 15, 2016 at 2:23 pm

The key to success is a little competition. Whether it’s the Golden State Warriors striving to beat the all-time record for wins in a season or competing with your coworkers in the annual Swivel Chair Toss Championships, trying to win is what creates greatness….

Product Launch

‘Chariot for Women’ to Launch, Makes Rider Safety a Priority

By | Apr 11, 2016 at 2:39 pm

As ride-sharing apps continue to grow in popularity (with companies like Uber and Lyft leading the charge), it’s interesting to see new companies emerge into the niche. What could possibly set them apart from the competition, and ensure that riders seek them out over…

Announcements

MIT Team Wins Hyperloop Pod Design Competition

By | Feb 1, 2016 at 12:37 pm

In addition to testing reusable rockets, SpaceX is also coming up with innovative ideas that could affect our everyday lives here on the ground. The company recently held a competition where teams could submit pod designs for Hyperloop, a super high-speed public transportation concept. The competition took place…

Startups & Apps

Panorama’s Growth Exemplifies Current Boom in Edtech

By | Jan 27, 2016 at 10:08 am

Edtech has been killing it over the past year. Just last month we brought you news of edtech giant Blackboard expanding their DC presence with a new 71,000 square-foot office. And we’re constantly learning about new edtech startups that are launching into the market and…

Startups & Apps

How This Smartphone App Could Make Roads Safer To Drive

By | Jan 7, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Driving and smartphones don’t have a good relationship. Whenever the two are placed in the same sentence it’s usually to warn drivers about the irrefutable danger of using your smartphone behind the wheel. It is, therefore, refreshing to hear a positive news story about…

Tips & How To’s

Tricks of the Trade Every Startup Should Follow

By | Dec 14, 2015 at 5:00 pm

This isn’t one of those startups lists you’ve already read 100 times. I’ll admit, seeing another 10 Things Every Founder Should Know with the same  1. Team, 2. Founder Vesting, 3. Ship Fast would drive me insane, too. Instead, I wanted to share a…

Entrepreneur

University’s “Shark Tank” Empowers Students

By | Oct 29, 2015 at 11:00 am

As an undergraduate with a business idea, founding a company can be very difficult. Accumulating the right press, gaining funding and traction, and growing an audience (while battling a sea of existing competition) is almost impossible – especially when you’re drafting your business plan…

Announcements

Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tour Comes to Boston

By | Oct 13, 2015 at 2:00 pm

We are proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote their Machine Learning Accelerator in Seattle. Read the full series of stories, as they are published, here. The Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tour is visiting 11 US cities to spread the word about their 7 global accelerator…

Facebook

Facebook Rescinds Internship Offer After Student Exposes Privacy Flaws

By | Aug 13, 2015 at 9:00 am

A Harvard student was rescinded an internship offer at Facebook after it exposed a major privacy flaw in Messenger. The report comes from Boston.com and says three months ago, Harvard undergraduate Aran Khanna had the coveted Silicon Valley internship offer taken away after he…

Marketplace

3 Reasons Why Ecommerce Startups Are Moving Offline

By | Aug 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Some of the most funded, fastest growing startup brands, including Warby Parker, Bonobos, Birchbox, Etsy, Rent the Runway, and Harry’s, who all started online-only, are moving their stores offline and opening up independent brick-and-mortar locations. What are the top three reasons these ecommerce startups…

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