Introducing our new column that provides innovative insights beyond the glass ceiling
Submitted on Aug 22, 2014 • by Joanna Meiseles, MassChallenge Senior Director of Operations
Welcome to my first blog! As a female entrepreneur and startup enthusiast, I want to write about women – the good, the bad, and the ugly – and what it’s really like to be a female entrepreneur. I’ll cover lots of different topics, like work-life balance, cofounder...
On August 27th, witness and judge expertly crafted pitches!
Submitted on Aug 20, 2014 • by Jibran Malek, MassChallenge Marketing Manager
The pitch is the one thing that can make or break a startup. On August 27th, MassChallenge startups will present their pitches to the world in a fun and rowdy night of sixty second speed pitches to earn the right of having the "ultimate pitch". Here are five reasons you need to sign...
These MC startups are working to keep us on the cutting edge while ensuring user security.
Submitted on Aug 18, 2014 • by Summers Ford, MassChallenge Marketing and Social Media
Technology is constantly evolving and changing around us. As the gap between technological advancements and our own actual understanding of technology widens, the average person is often left exposed and vulnerable to her own inexperience and technological illiteracies, leaving her exposed to...
These startup Finalists help you eat great without sacrificing taste!
Submitted on Aug 04, 2014 • by Erin Delaney, MassChallenge Marketing and Social Media
Even though it's nearly the end of summer, it's never too late to participate in “health kick” season. Eating healthy doesn't have to mean eating unsavory foods. MassChallenge finalists are making it easy to fulfill your appetite in the healthiest ways possible!
The 2014 Startup Showcase was a huge success! Here is a recap of the festivities:
Submitted on Aug 01, 2014 • by Erin Delaney, MassChallenge Marketing and Social Media
Complimented by a beautiful night in Boston with stunning views of the harbor, the best startups in the world shared their contributions to the wave of the future. On Wednesday, July 30, over 600 VIPs gathered in the Seaport World Trade Center for our annual Startup Showcase. Finalists displayed...
We chatted with Autodesk's Rick Rundell about how Reality Computing brings tomorrow's innovations, today.
Submitted on Jul 30, 2014 • by Jibran Malek, MassChallenge Marketing Manager
Had a crown recently? You may already have experienced an example of an important emerging technology category: Reality Computing. A formerly messy, weeks-long process of taking physical molds of teeth for fabricating dental crowns has been replaced entirely by intra-oral digital...
Summer is almost over! Get the most out of the end with these amazing MC Startups!
Submitted on Jul 28, 2014 • by Summers Ford, MassChallenge Marketing and Social Media
Summer always has a way of flying by. Before you know it, it’s practically time to head back to school, work, or the real world. The time to say goodbye to long sunshine-filled days always sneaks up on you. Luckily, these MassChallenge Finalists can help you make the most out of your...
Learn how a 2014 Finalist is making the most out of MassChallenge!
Submitted on Jul 25, 2014 • by Ryan Prince, Gradberry
The following is a guest blog by Ryan Prince of startup finalist Gradberry . You can follow them on Twitter ( @gradberry ), Facebook , and their website . It has been just over a month since Gradberry started as a finalist at MassChallenge. In that time, we have made...
MassChallenge and Harpoon Brewery join forces to spur innovation
Submitted on Jul 21, 2014 • by Jibran Malek, MassChallenge Marketing Manager
Working at a startup can be equal parts rewarding and stressful. A recent article published in BetaBoston and written by Dennis Keohane discusses how companies such as Hubspot and Yesware have thriving beer cultures that engender collaboration amongst employees. We're incredibly...
Submitted on Jul 16, 2014 • by Erin Delaney, MassChallenge Marketing and Social Media
People usually think of comedy theater as a source of funny entertainment, however many fail to realize how the performance skillsets are also applicable to creating and maintaining a strong company culture. MassChallenge startups had the opportunity to learn important culture lessons from the...
Why is Microsoft excited about startups? Civic Tech and high impact!
Submitted on Jul 11, 2014 • by Cathy Wissink, Director, Technology & Civic Engagement at Microsoft
This summer not only brings hot weather, family vacations and outdoor bootcamps to the city—it also brings the 128 MassChallenge finalists —and on behalf of Microsoft, I couldn’t be more excited to welcome them to New England.