Borchers covers the intersection of business and government and the business of sports for the Boston Globe. Previously he was editor of Citizen’s News in Naugatuck, Conn. and a political correspondent for the Globe. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northeastern University.
Katie Rae was at an MIT conference when a familiar thought crept into her head: “How quickly can I duck out of this boxed lunch and go get real food?”
“But I peeked into the box and said, ‘Wow, this actually looks good,’ ” she recalled. “That was my introduction to Phoodeez.”
Now Rae’s venture capital firm, Project 11, is leading a $600,000 investment round in Phoodeez, a Boston startup that caters corporate functions by supplying food from multiple local restaurants that specialize in different types of cuisine.
Read MoreSee & Be SeenHey, Boston, come try Google Glass this weekend
The moment that seemed like it might never arrive actually did.
Smarter in the City, a business development program for high-tech startups in Dudley Square, opened its doors Wednesday in a second-floor space at 100 Warren Street. The launch followed difficulties raising money and securing sponsors, and doubts from others in Boston’s technology community about whether Dudley could be a viable location.
Cambridge Consultants is moving out of Cambridge and into Boston’s Leather District. It’s also moving beyond the engineering help it lends to other firms and into a new phase of product conception.
Read MoreDefining momentSo, what counts as a drone, anyway?
If you pay attention to drone developments, or even if you don’t, there’s a decent chance you saw news stories earlier this month about a drone that nearly crashed into a commercial airliner in the skies over Florida.
There was one problem with those reports, according to drone expert Terry Holland: The unmanned aircraft that almost collided with an American Airlines passenger plane wasn’t a drone at all.
Read MoreWePay it forwardHow WePay inspired innovation at Boston College
The Boston College business majors who graduated Monday were high school seniors in December 2009 when WePay, the popular payments API company founded by BC alums, raised $1.7 million in a series A venture round. The startup’s continued success — contracts with big-name firms like Care.com and GoFundMe, plus another $32.5 million in funding — is a good reason why members of this year’s class will likely be more entrepreneurial than their predecessors.
Read MoreMud, sweat, beer ... and photosTough enough for Warrior Dash? Startup Gameface Media offers free photographic proof
If I ever suspend my sanity long enough to enter a Warrior Dash, there’s one thing I will absolutely need: a photo of my mud-caked self in action, to show everyone I know just how badass I am.
Now, I can get one for free — a professional one, not a smartphone one — thanks to a Boston startup called Gameface Media, which just signed a deal with the obstacle course series.