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“The Menino Effect” Economic Development 2011

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Supporting Businesses in Boston 2011 Article Courtesy of:  Boston Redevelopment Authority The Economic Development team created and retained over 4,600 jobs in nearly 100 companies in the industries of life science, green technology, industrial manufacturing, creative economy, and retail. In June in the Innovation District, the largest privately funded construction site in the nation broke ground.  The site will serve as Vertex Pharmaceuticals’ new headquarters.  The $800 million … [Read more...]

Seaport Square Project adds New Boston Innovation Center

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Boston is getting an 'Innovation Center' to serve as a hub for the Innovation District By Scott Kirsner, Globe Columnist Article Courtesy of:  Boston.com Boston's Innovation District will get a new building next year — the Boston Innovation Center — that could become the neighborhood's hub. It'll be built on land across Northern Avenue from the Institute of Contemporary Art, and not far from the MassChallenge's digs at One Marina Park Drive, the mostly-empty high-rise on Fan … [Read more...]

Boston Innovation News ~ Startup Massachusetts ~

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Startup Massachusetts Launches to Provide Statewide Support for Young Companies Regional Effort Unveiled at MassChallenge 2011 Award Ceremony BOSTON, MA, Oct 25, 2011 (Article Courtesy of:  MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) More than 1,000 people representing a cross section of the state's entrepreneurial ecosystem gathered at the MassChallenge 2011 Award Ceremony last night. In addition to awarding $1M in cash prizes to startups as part of the MassChallenge Startup Competition and Accelerator, … [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...]

Mayor Bloomberg vs. Mayor Menino – Who’s #1?

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Boston Ranks #1 Most Innovative City in the World Article Courtesy of:  BostInnovation Even though Mayor Bloomberg disagrees, Boston’s doing some amazing things in the innovation space. Despite being one of the oldest cities in the country, Boston is consistently on the cutting edge of finding, inventing and capitalizing on everything hot and new. From TechStars to MassChallenge, startups are popping up left and right around the Hub. For innovators, there’s no better place to be, in our … [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...]

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

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From incubator to ‘coup: Wiggio has settled in the Innovation District Article Courtesy of:  Innovation District By Shannon Lehotsky, Wiggio Wiggio’s been sort of a vagrant for the past year:  We started out working in a house in Cambridge, then we moved into the new MassChallange offices, and now we’ve settled into the BoCoup Loft on Congress Street. We call our first location in Cambridge an “office”, but it was actually the first floor of one of our angel investor’s houses.  … [Read more...]

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