Next Gen Civic Leader
Boston's first ever chief digital officer is a millennial, of course
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Lauren Lockwood, Boston's first ever chief digital officer, is a Vassar and Harvard Business School graduate who spent startup time at Hourly Nerd and did a consulting stint at Morgan Stanley. Those are great qualifications, but perhaps most to her credit, Lockwood is 28 — a bona fide millennial who understands that a smartphone can feel like a surgically attached extension of your arm and probably joined Facebook back when the invites were circulating among college sophomores with .edu e-mail addresses. Read More
New Angels
Angel Boot Camp: The Peace Corps for millionaires
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If you missed the Angel Boot Camp at MIT’s Tang Center the other day, you missed a lot. Organizers Jon Pierce, Rob Go, and Jay Acunzo put together an amazing lineup of angel investors and brilliant startup savants. Read More
Michievious Journey
Sarah Frisken's 'Made with Mischief' painting app acquired by The Foundry
Image via The Foundry
Last year, I met with Sarah Frisken, a quiet and unassuming local design professor, who introduced me to a design/painting app called Mischief, and I was blown away by what I saw in the tiny startup's demo video. Today, it is being announced that Frisken's startup, now rebranded as Made with Mischief, has been acquired by The Foundry, a London-based creative software company. Read More
Shared digs for healthcare revolutionaries
Baystate Health opens shared space in Springfield for health care tech companies
TechSpring's workspace in downtown Springfield. Photographed in October.
Friday is the official ribbon-cutting for a new shared workspace in Springfield focused on testing and deploying new health care technologies. Baystate Health, the big nonprofit healthcare system that spawned the space, has dubbed it the Baystate Health Technology Innovation Center. But that sounds like a name coughed up by a committee, and Christian Lagier, a former entrepreneur and business development executive who will run it, says he expects everyone will call it TechSpring. Read More
Gone Till November?
BetaBoston Bytes & Brews hitting the Lansdowne Pub with SPOT Thurs. 11/20
Photo via The Boston Globe
Next week, the BetaBoston team will once again be convening by Fenway, this time at the Lansdowne Pub for our monthly BetaBoston Bytes & Brews night out. Personally, I can't think of a more appropriate place to hang out, network, and grab some hot food and cold beer on frigid November night. Read More
#TellBeta
Got feedback? BetaBoston wants to hear from you
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Dear Reader, The truth is, we're here because you are. Yes, we probably haven't met. But at BetaBoston we spend an incredible amount of time wondering what you want to read, what you already know, what you'd like to hear more of. Once in a while, we get the chance to patch in a direct line. Learn what you think, first hand and everything. Here's what's up: We're plotting a few changes to our site that'll roll out over the next few months. While we're building the blueprints, we'd really like your feedback. So take this quick survey, tell us what you think. It'll help us a lot. And it won't take you a minute.