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MassChallenge partners with Startup Institute, Women’s iLab



MassChallenge partners with Startup Institute, Women’s iLab

Boston-based startup accelerator MassChallenge has revealed two partnerships that will promote female entrepreneurship and help assist midcareer job changes in the startup ecosystem. On Tuesday, MassChallenge announced a partnership with Startup Institute that it hopes will benefit early-stage companies and help growing startups add skilled employees. Days earlier, the accelerator program said it will partner […]

Jobble wants to create a marketplace for event staffers



Jobble wants to create a marketplace for event staffers

Your company is throwing a cocktail shindig and you need someone to staff the check-in table for two hours. How do you fill that kind of extremely short-term gig? A startup with roots on two local campuses, Jobble, has built a mobile app and website that will try to supply a solution. Jobble is a […]

Incubator and accelerator update: Mobile, financial services, healthcare



Incubator and accelerator update: Mobile, financial services, healthcare

Three updates from the world of incubators and accelerators that offer a boost to fledgling businesses… A new Boston incubator for mobile startups Raizlabs, a Boston mobile development firm, plans to create an incubator space for startups working on mobile apps. Founder Greg Raiz tells me the Downtown Crossing space will open this summer with […]

Applications open for MassChallenge startup programs in Boston, Israel and London



Applications open for MassChallenge startup programs in Boston, Israel and London

MassChallenge, a Boston-based startup accelerator program, on Wednesday began accepting applications for its programs in Boston, Jerusalem, Israel and London, and expects to attract more applicants this year than ever before. This is the first time MassChallenge has offered its startup accelerator program in London, and the third year it has offered the program in […]

Blizzard is good news for this Boston-area weather information startup



Blizzard is good news for this Boston-area weather information startup

One Boston-area startup is seeing an uptick in business because of this week’s blizzard. Newburyport-based What to Wear, which offers email subscribers daily clothing suggestions based on the weather and other weather-related information, expects to see an increase in subscribers because of the snow, said founder and CEO Joshua Porter. “We get a lot more […]

Who’s hiring in Mass. tech this week: Jibo Inc., Nasuni, Energi, Cengage



Who’s hiring in Mass. tech this week: Jibo Inc., Nasuni, Energi, Cengage

Here’s a list of several Massachusetts-based technology startups and established companies that are hiring, based on our most recent reporting. Jibo Inc., the Weston-based robot maker, plans to grow headcount from 15 to about 50. Recent story: Robot-maker Jibo Inc. raises $25M, taps former Nuance exec as CEO Testive, a Techstars Boston alum and education […]