5 Boston Consumer Web Companies to Watch

What city comes to your mind when you hear consumer web startups? Did you say Boston? Ok… probably not. Yes, it is true that we are much more well rounded in the variety of companies that we foster, but keep an eye on the ever increasing number of consumer ideas popping up here. The followingContinue reading “5 Boston Consumer Web Companies to Watch”

The Keys to Brand Transformation: Learn From Local Success Stories

MITX is hosting an event next week at the Arnold Offices. It’s called: The Keys to Brand Transformation: Learn From Local Success Stories, and it’s from 8am – 10am on Wednesday, October 20.  See here (http://www.mitx.org/events/2382.cfm) for full details. Featured Speakers: Mark Minelli – President, Minelli, Inc. (winner of a 2010 Rebrand Award for the YMCA of GreaterContinue reading “The Keys to Brand Transformation: Learn From Local Success Stories”

Great Upcoming Events for Boston Entrepreneurs

Between October 4th to October 21st, Boston will enjoy an even higher concentration of Entrepreneurial focused events. Thanks to two Weeklong Event Experiences being put together by local organizations. Future M is the first ever multi location experience dedicated to what is new in marketing.  October 4-8, 2010, dozens of events and activities will showcaseContinue reading “Great Upcoming Events for Boston Entrepreneurs”

A Boston Angel You Should Know

Yes, we have  already heard about the dearth of Consumer Web Angel Investors here in Boston. So you might be interested to find out about a local Angel that has a pretty impressive track record in both quantity and quality of deals. The fund Lead Dog Ventures is  run by John Landry and has beenContinue reading “A Boston Angel You Should Know”

Paul Graham is a Brilliant Recruiter

I am sure the epithet recruiter is not something PG will lay claim to, but the facts speak for themselves. Their recruiting program may have developed organically but the new application that lets would be aspirants apply to all of the YC companies at once, makes it clear that recruiting hackers is one of theContinue reading “Paul Graham is a Brilliant Recruiter”

Do Anchor Companies Have an Effect on the Start-up Eco-system?

This article originally appeared as a guest post on Greenhorn Connect on Tue, 06/15/2010 Starting and growing companies that become or have the potential to become huge, is a goal of several initiatives and members of the entrepreneurial community in the Boston area. The reasoning behind this is the premise that huge companies provide a provingContinue reading “Do Anchor Companies Have an Effect on the Start-up Eco-system?”

Still Time to Snag a Ticket to MITX Awards Wednesday 6/2

As we wrote about in our April post, we think the MITX Awards are very cool and give local companies some much needed exposure. This year is no different. There are tiny bootstrapped startups and VC funded startups all competing to be top in their category. These Ten Categories have very interesting companies vying forContinue reading “Still Time to Snag a Ticket to MITX Awards Wednesday 6/2”

Local VCs Return to Entrepreneurship: NOT !

So we were totally wrong on this. It turns out word has it that along with David Beisel, Rob and Lee are forming a new fund to make early stage investments. So much for jumping back into the ranks of entrepreneurs. 🙂 Recently, a couple of local Venture Capitalists have made the jump out ofContinue reading “Local VCs Return to Entrepreneurship: NOT !”

What is Cool about the MITX Technology Awards

The MITX Technology Awards is coming up June 2nd at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, and you should consider going. I went to the 14th Annual MITX Interactive Awards show last November and they put on quite a production. Some of the past winners of the Technology Awards include public companies like Logmein and Netezza, upcoming VC backedContinue reading “What is Cool about the MITX Technology Awards”

When Will They Launch Q2 2010

Every quarter we will be compiling a list of new web properties that are in private beta or “coming soon” stage. We hope to give them a bit of exposure and help with early customer sign up. The other goal is to encourage them to come out to the public and start to get feedbackContinue reading “When Will They Launch Q2 2010”