Dennis Keohane is a senior staff writer for BetaBoston. Before becoming the first full-time writer for VentureFizz, he taught at a local private school. During one summer break, he worked with RunKeeper's community management team. A native of Waltham, he currently resides in Natick.
Good talent is at such a premium for Boston tech companies, especially for those startups looking for experienced design, engineering, and development folks, that many resort to various gimmicks and enticements to attract that coveted "new hire." While the good old fashioned, "Let's throw buckets full of money at this techie" practice is still alive and well, some startups (especially early stage ones) can't afford that approach. So they get creative.
A lot of companies have found that there is no easier way to win the hearts and minds of prospective employees (and to delight current hardworking startup-ers) than with rivers and rivers of sweet, ice cold beer. Read MoreFunding Ed TechEllevation Education adds $2 million in funding to help teachers working with English language learners
Boston-based Ellevation Education, which offers teachers tools to help plan, report, and track the instruction of English language learners, announced earlier this month that it has raised $2 million in funding from a group of angel investors. Read More
Oh to think back to the days of yore!
If I was sitting on my couch watching the 2013 MLB All-Star Game and got a hankering for a burrito from Anna's Tacqueria, maybe a six pack of ice-cold Corona, or, for some reason, an order of "Pan Roasted New England Cod" from Stephi's on Tremont, I'd have to get my butt out the door and (I can't believe I'm typing this) actually go to a restaurant or store to fulfill my craving. Read MoreSources: Hadapt acquired by Teradata, will lead to more employees in Boston
Boston-based Launch Angels announced a completely different type of affinity venture fund today. VentureOut will back early stage companies that have lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender founders and management team members. Read More
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