This Thursday, September 11, Tech Cocktail is holding its Boston Mixer & Startup Showcase at District Hall.
In a previous piece about Boston's startup ecosystem, we looked at the positive effects that the area's local colleges and institutions have helped push Boston ahead of other startup landscapes across the country. From immediate access to experts and academics with specialities in industries like health and education, to the amount and quality of talent that comes from their student communities, these institutions provide startups with the necessary resources to push them forward. But what if you're completely new to the area and want to know where to find these resources (whether they're at these institutions or elsewhere)?
Those of you looking to further explore the tech scene in Boston can actually turn to The Hitchhiker's Guide to Boston Tech, an upcoming guide to all things Boston tech that plans to launch by the end of September. An idea initiation devised by Rob Go, cofounder of NextView Ventures, this Boston tech guide aims to be the central hub of information for all things going on in the Boston tech community, which includes the cities of Boston, Somerville, and Cambridge (as reported by the Boston Business Journal).
Go began writing his own guide to the Boston tech community through his blog; the site that will launch this month will provide a more comprehensive look at the overall ecosystem, giving readers easy access to information like local tech events and meetups, details on the different innovation hubs and coworking spaces, guides to various incubators and accelerators, and even a listing of influential people in the Boston tech community.
According to Boston Biz Journal, the new site will also have a special section dedicated to providing students with resources to get them involved in the tech and startup communities – creating a kind of catharsis for a community that's dependent on the knowledge and talent provided by students. The guide won't come out until later this month, though, which is a few weeks shy of students beginning their fall semesters.