Hacking Energy
Boston Cleanweb Hackathon an opportunity to innovate for earth
( AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
On Friday, coders, entrepreneurs, and local students will convene at the new Greentown Labs in Somerville for the the third annual Boston Cleanweb Hackathon. Attendees of the two day event will attempt to apply innovative technology to some of the biggest challenges in the fields of energy and sustainability. Read More
VC Exodus Continues
North Bridge Venture Partners to leave Waltham for Boston or Cambridge this year
Michael Skok, general partner at North Bridge Venture Partners (Photo courtesy of North Bridge)
One of the few remaining major venture capital firms located in the Boston suburbs isn’t planning to stay there for long. North Bridge Venture Partners, based in Waltham, is planning to move to Boston or Cambridge some time later this year, said general partner Michael Skok. Read More
Intarcia secures $200m round of funding for its treatment of type 2 diabetes
Intarcia's matchstick-sized mini-pumps are inserted under the skin to deliver its drug for controlling type 2 diabetes. (Company photo)
Intarcia Therapeutics Inc., a biotechnology company that recently opened a headquarters office at the Boston Innovation Center to take advantage of the region’s deep pool of life sciences talent, said Tuesday that it has completed a private round of equity financing for $200 million, one of the largest investments in Massachusetts in recent years.. Read More
April is the Cruellest Month
Kayak for Toilets? Runkeeper from Southie? Boston tech takes on April Fools' Day
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T.S. Eliot famously began one of his most famous poems, The Wasteland, with the lines, "April is the cruellest month..." referring to the emotional weight of the life/death cycle as winter morphs into spring. Today, April 1, can also be a bit cruel to many unsuspecting and unwary media types and Internet talking heads who often fall for the outrageous pranks of tech companies on what is becoming a bit of tech national holiday, April Fools' Day. Read More
MassChallenge Showcase
The unintended benefits of "Sent from my iPhone"
(Associated Press)
Another installment in our ongoing series to showcase innovative MassChallenge companies. MassChallenge is the world's largest startup accelerator and the first to support entrepreneurs with no strings attached. Startups can apply to the 2014 MassChallenge summer accelerator by April 2. Read More