By: Ali The school year is off and running for students of all ages – including those that attend what feels like the hundreds of colleges in the Boston area. With that fresh burst of renewed motivation in the air, now is a great time for our local entrepreneurs to hit the ground running. Check out how they’ve been putting that energy to use. BostInno: 1st Look: Door of Clubs Helps the Biggest Geeks on Campus Get a Job Recruiting and job placement are challenging fields, but this Boston startup is looking to take on that space through a new medium. Door of Clubs is leveraging existing student body clubs at some of the top universities in the area and connecting them with the businesses that are looking for their specific talents. Given the seemingly endless list of nearby schools that I mentioned earlier, this idea has room for some significant impact. Boston College: Boston College To Launch Shea Center for Entrepreneurship One school is jumping particularly aggressively onto the startup train with a new center designed to foster the expanding entrepreneurial culture on campus. BC’s new Edmund H. Shea Jr. Center for Entrepreneurship will encourage student growth in the startup arts so the next wave of graduates can follow in the footsteps of past students and alumni who have raised more than $100 million in funding for their ventures. BetaBoston: Wayfair to hold business competition for entrepreneurs At Wayfair’s conference next month the company plans to host a “Shark-tank like” battle for aspiring entrepreneurs to show off their best pitches. The winners will be the lucky recipients of a $2,500 office makeover, plus some business tips from the local success story. Considering I may be using Wayfair for a makeover of my new apartment in the near future, I’m considering entering and seeing if they’ll repurpose the prize money. Boston Globe: Audrey Giannattasio explores Boston through a visitor’s eyes Local hero Audrey Giannattasio is leading food-based tours of Boston. That’s really all you need to know, but for the more curious among you, I’ll say that Giannattasio was a recruiter for 20 years before turning to The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts to hone her craft. She then took her skills to the street and deserves all of our thanks – because what a truly excellent offering. What are some of your favorite recent stories from the regional startup scene? Tell us on Twitter.
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