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Guest commentary: Five tech predictions for 2015



Guest commentary: Five tech predictions for 2015

Can you believe we are nearing the halfway point of the 2010’s? We’ve left the iconic science fiction years of 1984, 2001, and 2010 far behind and find ourselves in a world that looks startlingly like what was just science fiction in the recent past. While smartphones and tablets made the tricorder of “Star Trek” […]

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce looking for some startup energy



Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce looking for some startup energy

The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce has been quietly working on a partnership with startup accelerator Mass­Challenge in a move designed to electrify the organization by bringing high-tech companies into the fold. “The Chamber and Mass­Challenge are in the process of exploring a partnership to more effectively engage the innovation community and showcase the region’s […]

The world is changing



Change your future too! Studying at the Massachusetts Institute of Business (MIB) doesn’t just give you the tangible degrees and certificates. It would show that you studied in one of the best higher education systems in the world, with access to advanced technology and research. They would know that you received in depth instruction, learned […]

How to succeed as a woman entrepreneur: Advice from Boston’s women leaders



How to succeed as a woman entrepreneur: Advice from Boston’s women leaders

There’s no doubt about it: The tech startup community can be hostile to women. In next week’s Women & Power issue of The Boston Globe Magazine,women leaders explain that Boston’s tech community has the chance to create a more hospitable culture than Silicon Valley, one that is supportive of women, diversity, and work-life balance. We asked women and leaders in the Boston tech community one question: […]

MassChallenge celebrates innovation, Deval Patrick’s influence in tech community



MassChallenge celebrates innovation, Deval Patrick’s influence in tech community

On Wednesday night, MassChallenge, the world’s largest startup accelerator, awarded $1.75 million in funding to 21 companies.The festivities at this year’s MassChallenge Awards, the fifth such ceremony, included a group of drummers marching through the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, talks from Google board chairman Eric Schmidt and Uber founder and chief executive Travis Kalanick, […]

These women mean business: Here are Boston’s top 100 women-led companies



These women mean business: Here are Boston’s top 100 women-led companies

The Boston Globe Magazine published its list of 100 women-led businesses this week as part of special issue focusing on women and entrepreneurship in Boston and beyond. Boston Children’s Hospital, led by president and chief executive Sandra Fenwick, topped the list of 100 businesses with women leaders. Others on the list include: Anita Rajan Worden, chief executive and co-founder of Solectria Renewables (#61) Sheila Marcelo, […]

MassChallenge startups have raised $706M in funding, created 4,800 jobs



MassChallenge startups have raised $706M in funding, created 4,800 jobs

The 617 startups that have participated in five annual classes of Boston-based accelerator program MassChallengehave collectively raised $706 million in funding and created 4,800 jobs. That’s according to a new report released by MassChallenge on Thursday with updated metrics. Those startups have also generated $404 million in revenue collectively, according to MassChallenge. More than 80 percent […]

Using big data to hire the perfect employee at the perfect time



Using big data to hire the perfect employee at the perfect time

As a small business owner, you’re probably an expert multitasker out of necessity. You need to create, build, sell, market and network — and often need to do so with minimal staff. In fact, a recent Constant Contact study found that, despite increasing revenues and optimism, almost half (49 percent) of small business owners do not […]

Boston Ranked 4th For Tech Startup Funding



Boston Ranked 4th For Tech Startup Funding

When you think of tech startups, you probably think Northern California. Companies there receive the largest share of funding from venture capitalists, but there are several other notable pockets around the country. In the first nine months of the year, venture capitalists poured $24 billion into tech startups around the country. About half of that […]

Collaborative Space Takes Off in Cambridge



Collaborative Space Takes Off in Cambridge

No more walls, no more cubicles, no more stuffy boardrooms. In offices across the Commonwealth, collaboration is taking over and changing the traditional look and feel of workspaces. The concept of collaborative workspace is aimed at increasing communication and community of an office by creating a less rigid workspace for employees to meet easily and share […]