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Fundraising Explained: Implementing Your Early-Stage Financing Needs

Series A-Part I

Submitted on Aug 31, 2015 • by James Maynard, MassChallenge Marketing
The Series A round: If you thought the dollar-value parameters for raising a Seed round were volatile, you were right. For the Series A round, take that volatility and place it into a logarithmic scale. To quantify this statement, let’s dig into some “soft” guidelines and...
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5 Tips to Promote Great Company Culture in Shared Office Spaces

Submitted on Aug 28, 2015 • by Lilian Mitchell, Director of Customer Relations, Roomzillla
The following is a guest post written by Lillian Mitchell, Director of Customer Relations at Roomzilla . You can follow Roomzilla on Facebook , Twitter , and their website .  Whether you work in an office designed specifically to your company and culture, or in a dynamic shared...

Teaming with Cisco for Startup Incubation

Submitted on Aug 27, 2015 • by MassChallenge
We’re proud to announce a new joint program will support early-stage entrepreneurs in Boston and beyond who are innovating in the Internet of Everything and other transformational technologies.

Here's What We've Been Reading

August 10th-21st

Submitted on Aug 25, 2015 • by James Maynard, MassChallenge Marketing
  Why are well-funded startups going under? Are Amazon's Dash buttons the greatest thing to happen to the modern consumer or just a symbol of lethargy? Will driving become a thing of the past? Answers to these questions and much more news from the past two weeks below!
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Finalist Interview Series: Pavlok

The inside scoop from our 2015 finalists

Submitted on Aug 12, 2015 • by James Maynard, MassChallenge Marketing
Earlier this week I had the chance to catch up with Maneesh Sethi, founder of the habit-changing wearables company Pavlok. In addition to "testing" the product, I got to learn more about Maneesh's fascinating backstory and dream of eradicating bad habits entirely. Here's more...

Congressman Kennedy Seeks to Empower Entrepreneurs

Lessons from an AllianceBL Progressive Power Hour

Submitted on Aug 10, 2015 • by Andrea Hewett - MassChallenge Marketing and Social Media
Congressman Joe Kennedy has long been a supporter of innovative technology and the business initiative of youth. On Monday, August 3rd, we welcomed Joe to MC HQ to host a Progressive Power Hour with the Alliance for Business Leadership. The purpose: to start a meaningful dialogue between himself...

MassChallenge in the News

Trends in Funding and Regional Startup Ecosystems

Submitted on Aug 10, 2015 • by James Maynard, MassChallenge Marketing
Just this past week MassChallenge received some great press regarding both its ability to consistently facilitate follow-on funding for companies having gone through our accelerator and in helping to proliferate the Global startup ecosystem in cities where we have current operations. At the...
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Here's What We've Been Reading

July 27th-August 3rd

Submitted on Aug 06, 2015 • by James Maynard, MassChallenge Marketing
What do ugly christmas sweaters and profitability have in common? You guessed it--nothing at all, unless you add the common denominator of search engine optimization, a marketing technique which has fueled the guys behind UglyChristmasSweaters.com to reach some serious revenue milestones. Want...
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Finalist Interview Series: Ader

The inside scoop from our 2015 finalists

Submitted on Aug 04, 2015 • by James Maynard, MassChallenge Marketing
  I recently had the chance to catch up with Justin Warden, founder of Ader , a startup which helps connect gaming influencers with sponsors. Here's what Justin had to say!

The MassChallenge Boston 2015 Startup Showcase Recap

Here's what happened at #StartupShowcase15

Submitted on Jul 31, 2015 • by James Maynard and Julia Barry, MassChallenge Marketing & Social Media
On July 29th, MassChallenge hosted its annual Startup Showcase, an incredible event which provided the public with its first formal glimpse at the 128 startups selected for our 2015 Boston accelerator program, and what a night it was. This year we hosted the event at the lovely Seaport Hotel in...

Here's What We've Been Reading

July 13th-24th

Submitted on Jul 29, 2015 • by James Maynard, MassChallenge Marketing
With so many articles to read and share and so little time to consume, I’ve realized the best format for sharing articles that the MassChallenge team has been reading related to the startup ecosystem, and tech more generally, is to focus on combining quantity with brevity within five...
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Fundraising Explained: Implementing Your Early-Stage Financing Needs

Part II: The Seed Round

Submitted on Jul 28, 2015 • by James Maynard, MassChallenge Marketing
  Without further ado, I introduce you to the workhorse of the startup fundraising cycle: the Seed round.

6 Companies That Will Definitely be Turning Heads at Startup Showcase 2015

Submitted on Jul 28, 2015 • by Julia Barry, MassChallenge Marketing
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MassChallenge Boston’s annual Startup Showcase is quickly approaching on this Wednesday, July 29th! All 128 of our finalists are worth meeting, but the huge amount of talent and innovation on display might seem a bit overwhelming – so many startups, so little time! Here’s a...

Finalist Interview Series: MagnebotiX

The inside scoop from our 2015 finalists

Submitted on Jul 27, 2015 • by James Maynard, MassChallenge Marketing
  This past week I had the chance to catch up with Simone Schurle, co-founder of the microrobotics company MagnebotiX . Though I'd love to attempt a layman's description of the nanotechnology behind MagnebotiX, I'll wisely forego that and allow the expert herself to...

Fundraising Explained: Implementing Your Early-Stage Financing Needs

Part I: Friends & Family and Pre-Seed Rounds

Submitted on Jul 23, 2015 • by James Maynard, MassChallenge Marketing
Understanding the general lingo surrounding startup fundraising is of fundamental importance to the entrepreneur both when considering a raise and speaking with business contacts. I’ve been voraciously reading and collecting a diverse spectrum of recent articles regarding topical...
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