By: Ali We’re in the home stretch of summer (somehow), but before we all start whining about how we’re already on the fast track to snow season and the good weather just flashed before our eyes, there’s plenty of fun to be had. Especially for entrepreneurs. Keep reading to see what they’ve been up to. Boston Business Journal: A Harvard startup will take part in the White House's first demo day Apparently there is now such a thing as a throwable camera, and the people who invented it got to go show it off at the White House this week. The device has six cameras and plenty of LED lights to screen a 360-degree panorama wirelessly onto a first responder’s cell phone. This could be a gamechanger for police officers and paramedics. BostInno: How Placester Went from a Pipe Dream to One of Techstars' Most-Funded Alumni Real estate marketing may not sound so sexy on the surface, but Placestar – a local company in just that space – is now ranked the No. 4 most-funded Techstars alum. The company has $22 million and shows no signs of slowing down. While the marketing angle got the business off the ground, it has since expanded into real estate-specific CRM and marketing automation solutions. BetaBoston: City of Boston awarded $50,000 to facilitate starting a business Our fair city was awarded $50,000 as one of the winners of the Small Business Administration’s “Start Small” competition. Obama launched the contest in June as a means of encouraging startups to start up in less than 24 hours. Sounds like the initiative is on the right track so far. Boston Globe: MassChallenge to open innovation center in Newton MassChallenge is using a former library in Newton as the site of its new innovation center – part of an effort to drive more aggressive entrepreneurship outside the city limits. The organization is also hosting interns from the mayor’s program for business workshops and community groups on site. Anything important we forgot to mention? Let us know @MetisComm.
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