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How These Startups Will Improve Thousands of Lives Across the Globe

If you lost your ability to walk or talk, what would you do to get it back?

An Interview with Mary Camarata, Global Director, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

After hearing Mary Camarata speak on stage, we just knew we had to get an interview with her. To our delight, she accepted. Here’s what she said…

What was your first professional job like?

Mary: My first professional job was right after I graduated from college. My father gave me $500 and basically told me I had one month to figure things out. So, I was desperate to find a job.

Alumni Interview with Nicola Gammon, Founder, Shoot

What was your pain point or problem you were trying to solve?

How May 16 Changed the Startup World

So what does this mean and why is it important for startups?

The Earlier, the Better: Key Strategies for Success for Early Stage Interactions for Startup/Corporate Collaboration

This was one of the findings of our study on startup/corporate collaboration.

But what are the top three key factors that both parties need to consider before initiating these interactions, to ensure their success?

MassChallenge Israel Showcase Event with Partner, PTC

PTC is a leader in the Internet of Things (IoT) and Augmented Reality (AR) market. The company is also a global provider of technology platforms and solutions that transform how companies create, operate, and service the “things” in the Internet of Things.


Three Ways to Growth Hack Your Way to Success like an Olympian.

The most famous growth hack used in sports was by Sir David Brailsford, who became the performance director of British Cycling in 2003. Brailsford used the concept known as marginal gains - making small improvements that add up to major improvements when added together - to improve the performance of the team. In Brailsford’s case, he set out to improve every area of the British cycling team by 1%.

The Most Important Ingredient for Startup/Corporate Collaboration

Although they may have huge differences, startups and corporates both overwhelmingly agree that “strategic fit” is their top priority when looking for a partnership with each other, according to The State of Startup/Corporate Collaboration 2016 by MassChallenge and Imaginatik. However, what strategic fit means for startups and corporates can be very different, and this can lead to what we call a “lost in translation” problem.

Alumni Profile: Freight Farms

What was your ​"A-ha!"​ moment?

BM: I don’t think we had one moment where we said “Wow, that’s it!” It was more of a progressive awakening if you will. Jon and I had started working together in rooftop greenhouse space and recognized a massive opportunity in mainstream food production in the urban environment. There just was nothing there that could service that need, and that sort of progressed into, “We should fill it.”