Boston Startup Community News & Content

More inter-campus collaboration: It’s the entrepreneural thing to do

It’s unorthodox, but I’m doling out grades at the start of the semester, rather than the end. ■  Creativity: B+. ■  Collaboration: D-. Over the past few years, schools in Boston have been pretty creative when it comes to adding entrepreneurial offerings. Colleges offer student-run clubs, “office hours” with well-known founders and investors, makerspaces for

Aug 25, The Boston Globe

Meet clypd CSO, Angel Investor & Startup Mentor Jason Burke

Jason Burke is the Chief Strategy Officer of clypd, a Davis Square, Somerville-based startup providing an audience-based sales platform for television advertising. Burke possesses a unique skillset as both a product engineer and business designer. Prior to clypd, Burke built optimization products for Boston-based ScanScout which was acquired by Tremor Video in 2010. A graduate of

Aug 24, Boston Speaks Up

Low-Cost Renewable Battery Maker Form Energy Snags $40M in Series B

Form Energy, the Greentown Labs-based energy startup that makes low-cost, long-duration batteries, raised $40 million in a Series B round led by Eni Next, the corporate venture capital vehicle of Eni Group, the Italian oil and gas giant. Capricorn Investment Group, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Prelude Ventures, MIT’s The Engine and Macquarie Capital also participated in the latest round. The

Aug 23, BostInno

Boston Tech Watch: Epstein, MIT Media Lab, Carbon Black, JRNI & More

A slower news week for Boston technology news, but not without its fireworks. Among them: Researchers are not taking the news well that MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito had extensive financial arrangements with Jeffrey Epstein, the convict and alleged child sex trafficker who committed suicide earlier this month awaiting trial. Read on for more. […]

Aug 23, Xconomy

Too Many Health Wearables and Apps Are Digital Snake Oil

As more technology firms produce wearables, apps and connected medical devices that claim to help people live better or treat diseases, we need to draw a line between digital wellness and digital medicine. The entire health care industry needs to implement rigorous standards that can help differentiate between truly therapeutic products and the digital equivalent of

Aug 21, IEEE Spectrum

How Boston Offices Are Going to the Dogs

meQuilibrium, the Boston-based stress management platform provider, is housed in a building that doesn’t allow dogs. But that doesn’t stop its employees from bringing them in. Each day, a French bulldog named Nala is smuggled in through a freight elevator. She’s small enough not to be noticed by the building attendants, and she’s well-behaved enough

Aug 20, BostInno

Meet the Startup Giving Time Back to New Parents

How frustrating is it to spend every day pumping milk for your newborn, only to waste it during the transfer process? Or not having any room left  in your freezer because you spent the afternoon #lifehacking a cardboard box to organize your supply bags? Not to mention the environmental impact: New nursing parents have to use

Aug 19, BostInno

This Harvard Startup Wants to Pay You to Quit Smoking

Can you get paid to kick bad habits? That’s the question Vincere Health, an early-stage startup out of Harvard Innovation Labs, wants to answer. The startup is developing an app to help users quit smoking by offering them financial incentives. At the start of joining Vincere Health’s program, users will be able to set personal parameters

Aug 15, BostInno

Startup Success Outside Silicon Valley: Data from Over 200 Exits in 17 Cities

The Bay Area has been the best place to build a startup for the last two decades. Some experts are questioning if that’s still true, but it’s clearly not the only place an entrepreneur can create a transformative company. However, outside of New York and LA, discussion about startup geographies quickly tends to degrade into civic boosterism. To

Aug 13, Founder Collective

Climacell’s New Weather App Uses 600 Million Devices to Forecast Areas as Small as a City Block

Boston startup Climacell debuted its new mobile weather app, which offers precise “micro forecast” predictions covering small areas. Available for free in the Apple iTunes Store starting on Tuesday, and arriving on Google’s Play Store for Android next month, the app’s weather forecasts don’t rely on the massive government network for weather data. Instead Climacell uses data

Aug 13, Fortune