Dragon Innovation is getting ready to dip its toe — tail? — into some new businesses.
The Cambridge firm already runs a highly-curated crowdfunding site to help consumer electronics startups raise money. It helps entrepreneurs estimate the costs of actually building a product, and locate factories all around the world to crank it out. (Among its better-known clients are smartwatch-maker Pebble and Coin, which is developing a next-gen payment device.) Dragon CEO Scott Miller is also a partner at Bolt, the hardware accelerator program in Downtown Crossing.
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The Red Sox have among the most passionate followers in the sporting world. There’s just one problem: They’re getting old.
As the team opens another season at Fenway Park on Friday, it is also launching a new effort to increase fan engagement through digital channels, including social media and streaming video, with an eye toward adding younger members to Red Sox Nation, both kids and young adults alike who may be more facile with a smartphone than a baseball bat.
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