Dennis Keohane

Dennis Keohane, Senior Staff Writer

A week to remember the legacy of Mayor Thomas Menino

Today is all about remembering Menino.

With tributes pouring in from all over, the impact that Boston's longest serving mayor had on the city will be felt for years to come.

If you haven't had a chance to check out the coverage related to Mayor Thomas Menino in today's Boston Globe, it's all must read stuff.

MassChallenge chief executive John Harthorne's piece on Menino is a standout, as is the one penned by Michael Bloomberg.

And don't miss Scott Kirsner's recollection of how the Innovation District came to be one of Menino's lasting legacies.

Ferriss at Burke

Young Innovators

Tim Ferriss imparts entrepreneurial wisdom at Boston’s Burke High School


Entrepreneur, author, blogger, and prolific angel investor Tim Ferris, who is speaking at non-profit BUILD's annual gala tonight, popped into an entrepreneurship class at Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Dorchester today to judge a startup pitch contest with students. His goal? To spark their interest in building businesses from scratch. Read More


Looking back

How Menino made the Innovation District happen

Innovation District

The first time I ever saw Mayor Thomas Menino in person was 1997. I went over to what was then the Computer Museum — now it's part of the Boston Children's Museum — for an event that was promoting the neighborhood as Boston's Cyber District. Web design shops and Internet consultancies were starting to fill the old brick warehouses of Fort Point Channel. "I want this city to grow and show its technology leadership," the Mayor said at that event. "We need to continually educate people about what's going on here." Read More

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Farewell to Boston's greatest Tech leader

Boston’s tech community responds to Menino’s death

Mayor Thomas Menino

The sad news that former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has passed away is being felt by the Boston technology and innovation community, a sector that he championed for a long time and one that owes him an enormous debt of gratitude. Read More

Governor Deval Patrick receives an award from MassChallenge's John Harthorne and Uber's Travis Kalanick (Photo via Barry Chin/Boston Globe)

A Grand Tech Celebration

MassChallenge celebrates innovation, Deval Patrick’s influence in tech community


On Wednesday night, MassChallenge, the world's largest startup accelerator, awarded $1.75 million in funding to 21 companies. Read More

Travis Kalanick at the MassChallenge Awards. Photo by Barry Chin/Boston Globe


Travis Kalanick says Uber will spell the end of Boston traffic


It’s official: Uber’s presence in Boston is booming. Travis Kalanick, the co-founder and CEO of Uber, was in town on Wednesday to keynote the fifth annual MassChallenge awards, where he told the room of burgeoning entrepreneurs that the ridesharing service is growing faster here than in Paris, San Francisco, Seattle, or Toronto. Read More


New Life for EMC?

Quiet no more: EMC makes noise in hybrid cloud space


Call it a hat trick or a trifecta, but EMC Corp.  made some moves today that may quell chatter that its best days are behind it. Read More

Solectria Renewables' chief executive and co-founder Anita Rajan Worden are #61 on the list of 100 top women-led businesses in Boston.

Power, women

These women mean business: Here are Boston’s top 100 women-led companies


The Boston Globe Magazine published its list of 100 women-led businesses this week as part of special issue focusing on women and entrepreneurship in Boston and beyond. Read More

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Beyond Moonshots

Mars or bust! Elon Musk talks Star Trek and space colonies at MIT


SpaceX has its roots in billionaire Elon Musk's interest in reaching Mars. That much is part of the legend. But you don’t realize how serious Musk is about sending humans to other planets until he’s speaking live. Read More