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Jules Pieri’s One Rule for Making Big Decisions

MassChallenge recently gave a warm welcome to this year’s 128 finalists as they settled in to their new office space at 21 Drydock Avenue. To kick off the 4-month accelerator program, the startups participated in several structured days of “Boot Camp,” a series of intensive training sessions and talks intended to help the startups maximize the opportunities they will have throughout the coming months.

Finalist Interview Series: LearnLux

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On Diversity at MassChallenge

We’ve been dedicated to increasing transparency with our data in order to solicit feedback -- both positive and negative -- from our community so we can do all that we can be the best at what we do.

MC Boston 2015 Boot Camp: Day One

Day One's program consisted of:
  • A welcome by MassChallenge Boston Managing Director, Scott Bailey
  • An insightful look into the realities of founding a company and building community, mission, and vision with Startup Institute's CEO, Diane Hessan 
  • An Alumni Panel where MCAlum shared their experiences building a startup with MassChallenge and beyond
  • An intense sales lecture and pitch competition from the legendary Ken Morse! 

Here's a more in-depth recap in tweets: 

 

Finalist Interview Series: Resilient Coders

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At Resilient Coders, we get in front of young people from Boston’s traditionally underserved communities, and we teach them to code. We source our hackers through our partnerships with schools, community organizations, and corrections institutions. We bring them together with our network of mentors, to pop open our laptops and code together. And we make paid opportunities available to our higher-performing young people, through our web development shop, Resilient Lab.
 

Announcing 2015 Boston Scholarship Winners

In the first year of the program, 23 startups from nations around the world and across all industries were selected to receive $5,000 scholarships.

 

Crafting the Pitch: 5 Tips on how to impress the Discerning Investor

Pitching succinctly and with conviction is of fundamental importance during the inherently murky trials and tribulations of your company’s embryonic stage. One of the most useful ways to communicate your product to an audience is to take take a top-down, holistic approach, focusing on the listener’s needs rather than the vapid conventions of a rehearsed speech.

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