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Here Are the Winners of HBS’s 21st New Venture Competition

The winners of Harvard Business School’s New Venture Competition, who won a combined $315,000, were announced at the end of a fast-paced event on Wednesday night at Shad Hall. This year, 360 teams entered the competition: 127 in the Student Business Track, 69 in the Student Social Enterprise Track, and 164 Alumni track teams in 11 global

Apr 19, BostInno

Seaport startup powers Boston’s new municipal bond system

Seaport-based BondLink Inc., a software startup that helps municipal bond issuers connect with investors, has found its latest customer close to home — the city of Boston on Thursday launched a new investor relations website powered by BondLink. The new site, BuyBostonBonds.com, gives potential investors insight into the city’s finances, the projects it’s currently funding through

Apr 19, Boston Business Journal

ScoutDay Pitches to Become Game Changer in Baseball Recruiting

When Orioles pitcher Ryan O’Rourke was starting out, he found baseball recruiting to be inefficient and old fashioned. He had to email coaches one by one, hoping for a response, and pay hundreds of dollars for baseball scouting events, hoping to get noticed. “It was the most archaic system of all time,” said O’Rourke. “It was time

Apr 16, BostInno

Adecco to Buy General Assembly for $412.5M to Grow Tech Workforce

The Adecco Group, the global staffing and worker training giant, has inked a $412.5 million agreement to acquire General Assembly, a tech training and career development company that offers courses online and at 20 campuses worldwide. The deal underscores the growing demand for software coding and other digital skills—and employers’ increased willingness to turn to […]

Apr 16, Xconomy

Boston startup’s app helps marathon runner train smarter

When Joe Karlgaard crosses the Boston Marathon starting line in Hopkinton this morning, he will be sure he’s trained exactly the right amount to make his first Boston race as fast as possible. For the past six months, Karlgaard has been using a device called a Whoop — made by a Boston startup — to

Apr 16, Boston Herald

JetBlue’s Venture Arm Invests in a Boston Startup That Predicts Flight Delays

Lumo, a Boston-based travel technology startup, is telling airlines it can peer into the future and know which flights are likely to be delayed hours — or even days — in advance. Three years into its life, the company — which helps airlines and corporate travel managers preventatively rejigger routes and itineraries — said Monday

Apr 16, Skift

For this startup, selling is all about the image

For as long as they’ve been making and selling stuff, companies have tried to worm their brands into customers’ brains. They hire trend-trackers and influencers to help inspire new products, and bring in research and development teams to test product designs with customers. But when it comes time to actually release images of a new

Apr 13, The Boston Globe

Cybersecurity startup empow raises $10 million in Series B funding round

Cybersecurity startup empow on Thursday announced that it’s getting $10 million in its Series B venture funding round. The company, which has offices in Boston and Tel Aviv, Israel, provides a security information and event management (SIEM) platform, meaning it monitors data from across an organization’s network infrastructure in search of threats. The company says its platform

Apr 12, Cyberscoop

Woburn flying car company ramps up hiring after Geely acquisition

When Woburn-based Terrafugia Inc. announced last year that it would be acquired by a Chinese automobile conglomerate, the company emphasized that it was not be giving up its dream of building flying cars. Now Terrafugia and its new owner, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, are doubling down on that mission with plans to hire at least 50 more

Apr 10, Boston Business Journal

Kara Miller Named New Director of Babson’s ‘Women Innovating Now’ Lab

Kara Miller, who launched a Boston program to help women entrepreneurs, is adding another women’s entrepreneurship program to her resume. Miller, who launched Women Entrepreneurs Boston in 2015, has been named the new director of Babson’s Women Innovating Now Lab Boston program. The WIN Lab is comprised of 20 teams of women entrepreneurs whose companies

Apr 10, BostInno