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Boston

Startup Spotlight: Route Optimization, Angel Investors and Pickup Games

By | Jul 14, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Each week we bring you five smart tech ideas as part of our Startup Spotlight Series. This week, we found lifehacks that optimize your route, manage after-school pickup, getting face time with angel investors, and more. MyRouteOnline (Boston, MA) This startup emerged out of their…

Space

Boston

MIT’S New Laser Technique Will Help Predict Space Junk Collisions

By | Jun 19, 2017 at 3:50 pm

NASA’s Orbital Debris Program Office is dedicated to addressing the millions of pieces of man-made space junk known as orbital debris, whirling around the near-Earth space at an ungodly 17,500 miles per hour. Anything from tiny chips from a rocket to a non-functioning satellite…

Ecosystems

San Francisco

What Are The Top Tech Hubs? 25 Cities Ranked

By | Jun 19, 2017 at 12:15 pm

The mission to become the “next Silicon Valley” has become a trite endeavor as every city outside of the San Francisco bay area has attempted to spur the connectivity, capital, talent, and success potential that it has to offer. Let’s not forget, Silicon Valley…

Internet of Things

Boston

Survey: Security Breaches Affect Almost Half of U.S. Firms Using IoT

By | Jun 2, 2017 at 11:30 am

A new survey has found that nearly half of the U.S. firms using an Internet of Things (IoT) network have seen security breaches in the recent past. The resulting costs can be extreme, sucking up as much as 13 percent of smaller firms’ annual revenues….

Indiegogo

Boston

Sleep Right with HONGi, the World’s First Truly Customizable Smart Mattress

By | May 17, 2017 at 10:30 am

As an entrepreneur, you might not realize how important sleep is to your success. Despite your lack of knowledge, study after study has been conducted, showing that a good night’s rest can do wonders for your productivity. But even if you’ve finally decided to…

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Accelerator

Boston

Why Boston Is a Great City for Startups

By | May 9, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Upon visiting the city of Boston, you’ll be treated to a walking tour of the Freedom Trail, art museums, public gardens and maybe get to see a baseball game at Fenway Park. And if you want to grab some insight into the vibrant entrepreneurial…

SXSW

Austin

Samuel Adams Announces Participants in SXSW Pitch Competition

By | Mar 8, 2017 at 4:30 pm

SXSW is inching closer, and today Samuel Adams is announcing the participants in their SXSW pitch competition. As part of the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream popup, a program designed to give small food or beverage entrepreneurs a leg up, four startups will vie for…

SXSW

Austin

Samuel Adams to Host SXSW Pitch Competition

By | Feb 28, 2017 at 10:30 am

When it comes to tech entrepreneurs and restaurateurs, the similarities are uncanny. At first, nobody wants to give you money, you have little access to experts and mentors, and traction is a seemingly impossible mountain that you must climb. Jim Koch, founder of Samuel Adams, also faced…

Entrepreneur

Boston

15 Entrepreneurs on What It’s Like to Be a Startup in Boston

By | Jan 19, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Boston “is a bit of the Rodney Dangerfield of cities,” according to Paige Arnof-Fenn, founder & CEO of the Boston-based Mavens & Moguls. After all, the Bay Area and NYC get all the good press but “truly Boston is where a lot of the tech and VC…

News

Boston

Alternatives to Silicon Valley, According to the Data

By | Oct 19, 2016 at 9:15 am

As Silicon Valley grows, certain aspects start looking less and less appealing, from office and living rents to average commute time to the cost of living overall. Luckily, the U.S. has plenty of other tech hubs. We’ve written about most of these alternatives, from…

Funding

Boston

Drizly Raises $15M To Deliver Beer In More Cities

By | Aug 4, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Today, Boston-based Drizly is announcing the successful close of a $15 million Series B round. The round is led by Polaris Partners with support from existing investors. Since launch, the company has raised $32.8 million across six rounds and 27 investors. The latest capital…

Reports & Rankings

Boston

Top Boston Startup Founders Over 40 You Need to Know

By | Jul 29, 2016 at 12:30 pm

For many cities, the startup industry is growing to meet the demand for more entrepreneurial ventures – successful startups are no longer confined to just San Francisco and New York City. This is great news for startup founders that are often outside of the…

Reports & Rankings

Boston

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…

Announcements

Boston

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…

Health

NYC

How do We Help Fix US Healthcare Spending?

By | Nov 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm

As it stands, the US spends 2.5 times more on healthcare per capita than other developed nations like France and the UK. What’s more, these counties boast significantly higher life expediencies than the US does. So, where’s all this extra money going? Well, RubiconMD…

Sports

Las Vegas

Are Daily Fantasy Sports Gambling or Skill-Based Contests? [Poll]

By | Oct 23, 2015 at 12:09 am

For those of you sports fans out there, you may have noticed that daily fantasy sports sites FanDuel and Draft Kings have exploded onto the scene this season with huge investors and brands behind them (e.g. MLB, NFL, Fox Sports, The Kraft Group, etc). In 2006 lawmakers…

Reports & Rankings

Boston

The Top 20 Startup Ecosystems by Percentage of Female Founders

By | Aug 3, 2015 at 11:00 am

The top 20 startup ecosystems in the world average 18 percent female founders, Compass’s Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking 2015 reported last week – an improvement from 2012’s numbers but still nowhere near a gender balance. Chicago had the highest percentage of female founders in…