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NYC vs. Boston – New York City Passes Boston in Mobile & Web Innovation

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New Tech City: Has NYC Passed Boston in Mobile and Web Innovation? Arlene Weintraub5/11/12Leave a CommentFollow @awjourn On Wednesday, New York-based Center for an Urban Future, a policy think tank, released a report surveying the city’s digital start-up scene, and its conclusion was rather dramatic: New York has surpassed Boston in tech leadership, the center says. “In 2006, I wouldn’t have put New York anywhere on the map [of leading tech hubs],” says entrepreneurship trend tracker Vivek … [Read more...]

Boston Innovation News: “Sausage Parcel Politics Stall 400 Unit Apartment Tower”

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Wanted: A hotel near the convention center THIS STORY APPEARED IN -  - By Paul McMorrow Article Courtesy of:  The Boston Globe In two weeks, Boston officials will converge on a South Boston parking lot. They will clutch shiny commemorative shovels and hurl superlatives at the Cambridge Innovation Center, a technology incubator that will be breaking ground on a Boston outpost. They will name-check Vertex, the pharmaceutical giant now building a new headquarters across the street … [Read more...]

Mayor Thomas M. Menino: “Boston’s Innovation District is Sustainable” – Boston is a Finalist for the Siemens Sustainability Community Awards

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Sustainability Is Big in Boston Catherine (Kitty) Keller - Article Courtesy of:  BCLC Boston is one of America's oldest cities, with a rich economic and social history. As the Northeast region's hub, Boston is home to 617,594 residents, many institutions of higher education, some of the world's finest hospitals, and many cultural and professional sports organizations. Every year, millions of people visit Boston to take in its historic neighborhoods, attend cultural or … [Read more...]

Boston Innovation News – MassChallenge Winners Split $1 Million

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Meet the 17 MassChallenge Teams That Split $1 Million in Prize Money Article Courtesy of: BostInnovation During the 2011 MassChallenge Awards ceremony, 17 companies were granted a piece of the $1 million in prize money. Three teams took home $100k prizes and 14 took home $50k prizes. The event was held at the Boston Convention Center and included inspiring talks from Mayor Menino, Bert Jacobs (founder of Life is Good), Deval Patrick and Scott Case from Startup … [Read more...]

Boston Innovation District Masschallenge Finalists Announced

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Article Courtesy of: The Next Web & Courtney Boyd Myers MassChallenge announces the 26 finalists for its $1 million start-up prize A Note From John Harthorne of MassChallenge from MassChallenge on Vimeo.John Harthorne, Founder & CEO of MassChallenge, talks about the MassChallenge Awards Ceremony 2011. Taking place at the BCEC on Monday, October 24 at 6:00 PM, we will give away a total of $1M to high-impact, high-growth startups from around the world. At the forefront of excellence and … [Read more...]

NAIOP on the Boston Seaport District – “HOT”

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Seaport: The Hottest Neighborhood in Boston by David Begelfer Article Courtesy of:  National Association of Industrial and Office Properties If attendance is any indicator, the record-breaking 700 registrants at NAIOP’s “Windows on the Waterfront” event confirmed that the newly-rebranded Innovation District in the Boston Seaport district is indeed hot.  This is the year when the long-awaited neighborhood became a reality, spurred in large part by two key events – Vertex’s initial … [Read more...]

44 Housing Units Proposed for the Boston Innovation District – 381 Congress Street

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CFS Seaport LLC, an affiliate of Berkeley Investments, Inc, is proposing a mixed used renovation at an existing warehouse building at 381 Congress Street. In plans filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority this week the proposal calls for 44 new housing units, including 28 workforce units at accessible rent price points and 16 short term rental units for use as short-term employee residences supporting area businesses. The approximately 35,000 square feet of housing is planned for the … [Read more...]

Boston Innovation Spotlight: MassChallenge

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MassChallenge Our mission Catalyze a startup renaissance. What we do We help early-stage entrepreneurs win. We connect entrepreneurs with the resources they need to launch and succeed immediately. Our primary activities include running an annual global startup competition, documenting and organizing key resources, and organizing training and networking events. Our Vision We envision a creative and inspired society in which everyone recognizes that they can define their future, and is … [Read more...]

Boston Innovation Spotlight: Satcon

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Satcon Technology to Grow Solar Manufacturing in Boston By GetSolar Staff. Satcon Technology, the manufacturer of power inverters for utility-scale solar projects, announced this week that it will expand its manufacturing capacity in Boston, Massachusetts through the hiring of an additional 25 workers over the next two months. The Boston Business Journal reports that the Boston-based company decided to augment its manufacturing in Boston after a lengthy review of potential sites in … [Read more...]

Babson College: Boston Innovation District 101

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Hub mayor welcomes Babson to Innovation District By Thomas Grillo  |   Thursday, September 15, 2011  |  http://www.bostonherald.com Mayor Thomas M. Menino welcomed Babson College to the Hub’s Seaport District today as the top-ranked business school for educating entrepreneurs opened a satellite campus on Summer Street. “There’s no doubt that you are blazing a trail for other universities,” Menino said. “When we announced Babson was coming, I got three phone calls from other universities. … [Read more...]

BRA Director Peter Meade: South Boston Waterfront & Boston Thriving

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BRA Chief Meade: Investors think Boston’s hot By State House News Service Boston’s development chief on Tuesday offered a bullish assessment of near-term prospects for growth in the city, ticking off projects recently completed and claiming global investors view Boston as one of four or five “hot cities” in the United States. Boston Redevelopment Authority Director Peter Meade, addressing a Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce breakfast, described projects on the drawing board in … [Read more...]

Seaport Innovation District – “What’s in a Name?”

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Trendy district suffers from identity crisis By Brendan Lynch  |   Thursday, August 25, 2011  |  http://www.bostonherald.com Undeniably, the Hub’s hottest district can be found along that swath of South Boston between Fort Point Channel and the harbor. But while Mayor Thomas M. Menino touts the area as Boston’s “Innovation District,” the name stubbornly refuses to stick. In fact, some folks who work there said yesterday they had never heard the moniker before, despite the … [Read more...]

Boston Innovation District News – Allen & Gerritsen Moving to Seaport East

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Ad firm Allen & Gerritsen headed to Innovation District By Brendan Lynch  |   Monday, August 22, 2011  |  http://www.bostonherald.com Boston’s Innovation District has landed another big name as advertising agency Allen & Gerritsen is moving to the South Boston Waterfront. A&G will move to Seaport East in September 2012 from its current offices in Watertown and Newton. The agency said it plans to hire an additional 50 employees after the move. The new office will include a … [Read more...]

Boston Innovation District Grows Green Jobs & Research

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Jim Hunt is Chief for Environmental and Energy Services for the City of Boston Boston networks solutions: driving demand for clean energy By Jim Hunt Boston is nationally renowned as a leading “green” city, recently ranked the 5th most sustainable city in the U.S. by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Under Mayor Menino’s leadership, Boston has solidified its position as a hub of innovation in energy policy and program development, from our comprehensive climate action strategy to the 1st in … [Read more...]

Joan Vennochi – Mayor Menino & Frank McCourt – An Inner Circle History Lesson

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McCourt and the Mayor OP-ED | Joan Vennochi August 07, 2011| By Joan Vennochi, Globe Columnist Article Courtesy of:  Boston.com FRANK MCCOURT owns his West Coast failure. His Boston failure he shares with Mayor Thomas Menino. McCourt was the architect of his own demise in Los Angeles when he sold 24 acres of seaport parking lots in Boston in order to buy the LA Dodgers. It was a terrible trade. Today, a sparkly new $3 billion neighborhood of condos, offices, shops, and hotels … [Read more...]

Boston Innovation District – Sustainable Urban Design

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Case Study: The Boston Waterfront Innovation District This post is the third in a series of four entries that focuses on initiatives encouraging innovation through sustainable urban design. To read the previous entries: Centers, Cities, Clusters and Case Study: 22@Barcelona Innovation District. The American entrepreneur lives a life of unpredictability: When does work begin and end on a regular day? What is my next source of income? How do I make business connections? The Boston … [Read more...]

Innovation District News – Clovr Fields New Credit Card Software

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Clovr Media growing as card-linked offers set to launch Article Courtesy of:  Boston Business Journal - by Kyle Alspach Clovr CEO Tom Burgess said the company plans to hire a dozen more by year-end, in conjunction with the release of its software that supports card-linked special offers. Boston-based Clovr Media Inc. expects to add a dozen staff members by the end of the year and launch its credit-card-linked special-offers software for advertisers in the fourth quarter, CEO … [Read more...]

Boston Seaport District – Risks & Rewards

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By John Keith About this column:  Boston resident John A. Keith is a residential real estate broker and owner of John A Keith Real Estate, based in the South End. Opinion: Hope for the Seaport District Boston's Seaport District, the subject of scorn for many years, is on the cusp of greatness. But serious risks remain. I come to praise the Seaport District, not to bury it. I’ve complained non-stop about this neighborhood for going on 15 years. I’ve seen proposals come … [Read more...]

Boston Technologies – Innovation District

Mayor Thomas Menino visited Boston Technologies Office Earlier today Boston Technologies was pleased to receive at our offices the Mayor of the City of Boston, the Hon. Mayor Thomas M. Menino during his tour of South Boston's Innovation District. The mayor was given a tour of our premises during which he was given a presentation regarding Boston Technologies' business operations and the company's contributions to the growth of the Innovation District. Boston Technologies is one of many … [Read more...]

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