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Alumni Profile: Freight Farms

Submitted on Jul 28, 2016 • by
Built inside a container, Freight Farms are fitted with everything you need for a good harvest, regardless of your location. Co-founders Jon Friedman and Brad McNamara (2012 MassChallenge Alumni), talk about climate technology, the perfect environment for a year round harvest, and the...

MassChallenge Finalists Transforming EdTech

Submitted on Jul 25, 2016 • by
Education Technology (EdTech), has taken off in the past few years, replacing notebooks and chalk with websites and apps. For students, these tools mean more varied classroom activities, more personalized engagement with content, and a lot less paper. EdTech is also changing teachers’...

Corporates and Startups: Why it’s No Longer “Us” Vs Them

Submitted on Jul 25, 2016 • by
Innovation today is all about scale, speed - and big ideas. For the most innovative companies in the world, it’s not about improving the business for the next quarter, but by changing the business and improving it for the next ten to twenty years.   

Five Reasons Why Pokémon Go is “An Absolute Game Changer” for the Future of AR Technology

Submitted on Jul 22, 2016 • by Noam Kahn, MassChallenge Social Media & Marketing
In a whopping five hours, Nintendo and Nian tic’s viral augmented reality application Pokémon Go (PG), reached #1 in Apple’s top downloaded apps. With some folks hailing it as a watershed moment for AR , the app has already added $11 billion in value to Nintendo ,...

Startup/Corporate Collaboration: The New Face of Innovation

Submitted on Jul 18, 2016 • by
The last few years have seen a radical shift in the way startups and corporates work together . Traditionally, this working model seemed to be weighted in favor of corporates, with the latter engaging startups, mostly at acquisition stage.

Corporates Lower Barriers for Startup Success

Startups need a lot of support growing their business, and several corporations are helping in the form of scholarships.

Submitted on Jul 18, 2016 • by Jibran Malek, MassChallenge Boston Marketing Manager
Everyone admires the underdog. From movies like Rocky to comedies like Silicon Valley , the rags-to-riches underdog story is an awards-season winner. Unfortunately, the underdog story comes at the cost of portraying the establishment as villainous or at the very least, ethically...

Innovation Post Brexit: What Happens Next?

Submitted on Jul 14, 2016 • by
With the recent situation in the UK (Brexit, in case you hadn’t heard), it wasn’t surprising that last week’s MassChallenge Innovation dinner was dominated by talk of its implications for the future of innovation for the country.  

How MassChallenge is Helping Entrepreneurs Win in Northern Spain

Submitted on Jul 12, 2016 • by
The Basque Country is an autonomous region in northern Spain that’s thriving with entrepreneurial innovation. In 2015, the government of Biscay and MassChallenge partnered together to connect the growing number of entrepreneurs in the region with market opportunities and the surrounding...

The Startup Diversity Dilemma

Submitted on Jul 11, 2016 • by Andrew Barry, MassChallenge Marketing & Social Media
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The startup industry has long been associated with privilege, and for good reason. Statistics show that despite improvements, lack of diversity among entrepreneurs is an ongoing issue. This post looks at the issue, and some possible solutions.

The New Face of Startup/Corporate Innovation

Submitted on Jul 11, 2016 • by
On July 20 th, Imaginatik and MassChallenge will  release our joint research study  on the State of Startup/Corporate Collaboration for 2016. Far from yet another online survey, this study is a big deal – and here’s why.

Six Places to Find the Hottest Startups

Submitted on Jul 04, 2016 • by
If you’re a head of innovation looking for the place to meet and network with innovative startups, you’ve come to the right blog. From events to co-working spaces, here, in no particular order is our list of six places to find the hottest startups.  

How Corporations are Working with MassChallenge to Drive Their Innovation Agendas

Submitted on Jun 27, 2016 • by
The startup/corporate collaboration model has changed. In today's blog, our corporate partners share their insights on why they work with MassChallenge to drive their innovation agendas forward.
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