Education

Angel Ed: Using An Angel Investment Mentality to Help Students

By | Aug 23, 2013 at 9:00 am

The angel investor plays a crucial role in the growth and development of a startup in two distinct ways. First and foremost, they fund the startup, providing new opportunities for the fledgling company. Second, they provide wisdom through mentorship, steering the startup down a…

Celebrate Startup Tour

Who is Boston’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Poll]

By | Aug 15, 2013 at 10:00 am

Tech Cocktail has traveled the country, from Dallas to DC, Boise to Boston, uncovering the hottest startups in more than 20 cities.  Now, the word is out: winning startups from each city will go onto the next round and get the chance to qualify…

Fashion

The Dress Sock Has Just Leveled Up: The Ministry of Supply Wows

By | Jul 7, 2013 at 10:00 am

Face it guys, the dress sock is living in the 1920’s while our fly suits are thriving in the modern age. Aside from a poor aesthetic, the traditional dress sock is uncomfortable and provides little to no cushion for the wearer. Thankfully, the Ministry…

Business

5 Hot 4th of July Destinations with Even Hotter Startup Scenes

By | Jul 4, 2013 at 9:00 am

The American Dream is something we are all familiar with; it could be considered our national ethos. The 4th of July is a holiday where we celebrate all things America, and the spirit of the American Dream is no exception. This holiday, a lot of…

Interviews

Elizabeth Yin of Launchbit: World Traveling Makes You Adaptable

By | Jul 1, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Elizabeth Yin spent her life, through college, living in the Bay Area; after graduating, she was anxious to get out and explore the world. As she worked, interned, and consulted in Switzerland, Japan, India, and New Zealand, Yin picked up some crucial skills that…

Startups & Apps

Evelo’s Electric Cycles Could be the Answer to Easy Green Transportation

By | Jun 19, 2013 at 3:00 pm

The electric car is at the forefront of a growing trend in America, but one issue has caused this trend to slow a bit. Buying an electric car, like the Tesla Model S, is a fantastic way to go green, but the price is insanely high,…

Breaking News

WegoWise Raises $3 Million in Funding

By | May 15, 2013 at 10:00 am

Yesterday, WegoWise raised $3 million in additional funding from Boston Community Capital. The platform helps real estate owners compare energy use and efficiency across their buildings to figure out which ones to upgrade first. WegoWise was started in Boston, previously raised $1.9 million from…

Startup

Sync OnSet Adds Technology to the TV/Film Creative Process

By | May 6, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Proof that no industry is beyond being re-imagining by technology, Sync OnSet is solving inefficiencies in the TV/Film industry. The goal of the product is to simplify the creative process during TV and film production. Wymsee, Inc, the Cambridge, MA-based team behind Sync OnSet, was inspired to…

Entrepreneur

Healthbox Kicks Off Second Boston Accelerator Program

By | Apr 8, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Boston-based Healthbox, a leading business accelerator that supports early-stage health care companies, kicked off its second program recently, along with anchor partner Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA). The program supports innovative startup companies as they respond to continued industry demand for creative…

Games

PowerInbox Makes Games Work Inside Email, Launches Contest for Developers

By | Mar 22, 2013 at 1:00 pm

PowerInbox today launched the Games in Email contest for game developers who integrate their software, which allows games to work inside email. “We see games in email as enabling game developers to take back control from Apple and Facebook by leveraging the one asset their players…

Startups & Apps

Exec’s Expands its On-Demand Cleaning Service

By | Mar 19, 2013 at 11:00 am

Exec is an errand running and cleaning service with on-demand, high-quality personal assistants for individuals and companies. Exec started last year in San Francisco; this week Exec announced plans to expand to New York City, Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles. As they scale, Exec…

Dev & Design

Boston Startup Institute Will Expand to New York City in June

By | Mar 4, 2013 at 10:30 am

The creators of Boston Startup Institute, previously called Boston Startup School, announced today that they will be opening another program in New York City starting in June. “There’s a tremendous amount of energy in New York right now,” says cofounder and CCO Shaun Johnson….

Gear & Gadgets

GeckoCap: Making Inhalers High-Tech

By | Feb 18, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Boston startup GeckoCap is in the middle of an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds and help the 9 million American children with asthma. According to cofounder Dr. Yechiel Engelhard, there hasn’t been much innovation in inhalers in the last decade or so. Some inhalers…

Entrepreneur

MassChallenge Israel Will Bring Israeli Startups to Boston

By | Feb 15, 2013 at 1:57 pm

MassChallenge, the startup competition in Boston, just announced its first global branch: MassChallenge Israel. Rather than being a separate affair, MassChallenge Israel just invites Israeli startups to participate in the regular Boston program. This year’s competition takes place from June 25 to October 30,…

Health

Seeking an edge in athletics? Find local expert sports coaching with CoachUp

By | Feb 5, 2013 at 1:00 pm

In today’s competitive athletic world, coaching by a sport’s expert can make all the difference in how fast and effectively you achieve your goals. It can be relatively difficult to search and identify industry expert coaches who are also willing to coach you, but…

B2B

Big Ad Agencies Hate ZoomTilt.com

By | Jan 27, 2013 at 10:00 am

Big advertising agencies should be scared of startup ZoomTilt, and for good reason. You see, switched on marketing executives around the world are wondering why production costs are so inflated when it comes time to shoot their next commercial, why their agencies always push for…

Education

BoomWriter Offers Creative Writing Publications For Students

By | Jan 10, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Chris Twyman and Ken Haynes, the founding team of BoomWriter Media, have successfully developed an opportunity for students to get published and work on their writing skills. The team created BoomWriter.com as an easy-to-use literacy website where students can collaborate with classmates to create…

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