There are a lot standard, “When I was a kid, I wanted to be a ______________” kind of career aspirations that I can’t really relate to. Doctor, veterinarian, firefighter…none of these really stuck with me. Becoming an astronaut, though – that’s one I could get behind. I perceive it as a sensation...

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We’ve heard that the summer months slow down for most businesses, but so far for the startup community in Boston, that doesn’t seem to be true. Between the impressive showcase at Boston Tech Jam, plenty of funding and new launches what feels like every day, none of the entrepreneurs around here...

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We’re big fans of the local startup community. You’re reading this blog, so you hopefully know that we actually dedicate this weekly post just to highlighting what the startups in the area are up to. But there’s one event every year that takes startup highlighting to a whole new level: Boston Tech...

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For anyone who doubted that Boston was an innovation hub, this week’s roundup should put those doubts to rest. Boston entrepreneurs were showing their skills not only here in our city, but up and down the East Coast, keeping our local startup scene’s momentum going strong. Read on to see what the...

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This is an exciting Startup Saturday to write because for once, I have some first-hand involvement in the fun news I’m covering. That awards show in the first link below? I was lucky enough to be there, live and in person, to support some of Metis’ great local clients – DataGravity and ClearSky Data

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I recently went on a trip overseas and made the vow to myself that if the weather wasn’t above 60 degrees by the time I returned to Boston, I was moving. It was 43 degrees when I landed – but I guess I can be flexible. Spring is in the air at least, and with that comes renewed motivation from our...

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While you were trying to wrap your mind around how many weddings, bridal showers, bachelor parties, etc., you have on your agenda for the next three to five months, the individuals driving Boston’s startups were heads down with their next great ideas. Here’s what you may have missed. BetaBoston: ...

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Spring is in the air (or it almost is – 40 degree weather is on the right track) and Boston entrepreneurs, investors and startup supporters are shaking off the winter doldrums. Here’s what these enterprising individuals were up to over the past week. BostInno: FundingFest: These Boston Tech Firms...

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Your alarm goes off, you manage to get out of bed and you get your act together for work, only to be rewarded with…The Commute. Some of you may be members of that exclusive club for people who can walk to work in less than 10 minutes. I confess, I once belonged to that club. It was a nice time in...

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The clocks jumped forward this past weekend, and while that transition may have left a few more people than usual yawning at their desks Monday morning, the ambitious individuals behind Boston’s startups spent this past week as energized as ever. Here are a few of the top developments: BostInno: A...

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I have to say, it’s been a bit more challenging than usual lately to remember the perks of this city. I blame that snow mountain right in the middle of the sidewalk I’ve had to clamber over on my way to work. Fortunately, the city doesn’t cease to function when the bad weather hits (D.C. anyone?...

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Every Earth Day, people all over the world stop to appreciate the environment and acknowledge the importance of protecting it. Earth Day is a wonderful celebration and a great reminder, but what about the other 364 days of the year? The people who keep society regularly talking about environmental...

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The average price of electricity in the U.S. is roughly 9.6 cents per kilowatt. Although only 13 percent of electricity was generated from renewable sources in 2013, according to the U.S. Energy...

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A few weeks ago, there was chatter following Fortune reporter Dan Primack’s article, “What's really wrong with Boston tech?” about the lack of Boston-based technology reporters. We agree the Boston tech reporting scene deserves a broader roster of writers but there's also a great group here.

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