Innovation across the nation
WGBH's Innovation Hub is going national
"radio debian" by Alosh Bennett
Kara Miller launched Innovation Hub, WGBH's weekly public radio show about tech and innovation, in 2011 after realizing that she could expand a segment she was doing for the WGBH show Greater Boston. As she was doing research for the segment, she noticed a growing segment of people who were eschewing traditional career paths to set out on their own, starting new companies.  Read More
Cloud Mayhem
What really happened with Box and the Intralinks/docTrackr deal
Intralinks doctracr
While last week's acquisition of Boston-based content security company docTrackr by enterprise content sharing platform Intralinks sent some ripples through the cloud sharing space, the behind-the-scenes action of the deal gives some insight into what may be going on at both companies as well as Silicon Valley-based Box, a company that has filed paperwork to go public. Read More
Doubling down on Boston
Why being a Techstars chief beats being a blackjack whiz: a chat with Semyon Dukach
Techstars Boston director Semyon Dukach (photo by Kyle Alspach)

Semyon Dukach will probably always be most famous for his blackjack-related exploits as a young man studying at MIT. He was the main figure in a bestselling Ben Mezrich book ("Busting Vegas"), after all.

But Dukach, the brand new head of the Techstars Boston startup accelerator, doesn’t envy that younger version of himself. Read More

Voices from the Community
The Power of Founder Role Models
Founder Collective managing partner Eric Paley

This morning, Cambridge-based BookBub announced that it raised $3.8 million in Series A funding. Following is a guest post, originally published on Eric Paley's blog, that coincides with today's news. The post explains the appreciation Paley has for BookBub founder Josh Schanker, whom he has know for twenty years, as well as other "founder role models." Paley is a managing partner at Founder Collective, one of the firms that took part in BookBub's funding round. Read More