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MassChallenge Rings the Opening Bell at NASDAQ

Honored to celebrate innovation and job creation at the center of global economy!

Submitted on Aug 27, 2014 • by Jibran Malek, MassChallenge Marketing Manager
On the morning of Wednesday, August 27th, MassChallenge was invited to join NASDAQ and top partners and alumni startups to ring the opening bell at the stock exchange.  

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!

Break into the startup industry with our jobs board!

Submitted on Aug 25, 2014 • by Jibran Malek, MassChallenge Marketing Manager
Over 400 MassChallenge startups need your help! Last week, we launched a job board populated by scores of jobs posted by the world's highest impact startups. 

Morning Jo: Meet Joanna!

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...

5 Reasons You need to Attend Minute to Pitch It

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...
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Keeping Technological Innovations Safe

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...

How to Build an Investable Team

Insights from Blade CEO Paul English

Submitted on Aug 08, 2014 • by Summers Ford, MassChallenge Marketing and Social Media
CEO of Blade and Co-founder of Kayak, Paul English, recently visited the MassChallenge headquarters and shared his insight on achieving success in the crazy world of entrepreneurship. 

Join the Health Kick Movement with MassChallenge Startups

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!

Startups Make High Impact Connections at Startup Showcase

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...

The Future is Now with Reality Computing

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...

Startups To Get You Through the Dead of Summer

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...

5 Ways MassChallenge Helps Gradberry Accelerate

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...

Fueling Innovation: Beer and Startup Culture

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...

Improv Asylum: Bridging the Gap Between Comedy and Entrepreneurship

Empowering innovation through improv techniques

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...

Microsoft Welcomes Global Startups to New England

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.  

A Look Inside Mentor Matching with Goodwin Procter

On July 1st, hundreds of mentors and startups gathered at Goodwin Procter for high impact mentor matching!

Submitted on Jul 11, 2014 • by Jibran Malek, MassChallenge Marketing Manager
What does mentor matching look like? Get an inside look at the kind of compelling connections that are made between hundreds of startups and mentors with a video from one of our largest mentor matching sessions at the beautiful offices of Goodwin Procter : 
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