The BBJ’s Sara Castellanos spoke with NECN about a recent rise in apparel-related startups, why these companies are choosing Boston over fashion capitals such as New York City and how they’re leveraging the region’s collaborative culture and technical talent to create companies that break the boundaries of the clothing industry.
In its “Young & Entrepreneurial” series, Huffington Post profiled Boston College dropout and Jebbit Co-founder Tom Coburn about building a successful startup without a college degree. In a fast-paced startup environment, an entrepreneur’s conviction, willingness to execute and learn, and ability to recruit a team to support the mission of a business matters more than any formal grade.
Boston-based companies raised $4.9 billion in funding in the first three quarters of the year compared to the $4.2 billion raised throughout all of last year, according to CB Insights. BostInno curated a list of the biggest venture capital funding deals in the 2015 Boston tech scene. Industries such as cybersecurity, enterprise IT and consumer were strongly represented sectors this year.