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Free VC access, a novel idea
Unpitch offers unbelievable access to investors yet again
<a href="http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-188082377/stock-vector-businessman-the-angel-and-the-devil.html?src=5DD2EmZh0RNaToBNYwmrWg-1-2">'Businessman, angel, and devil' via Shutterstock</a>
A few years ago, an organization called Young Startup Ventures would show up in the Boston-area and run an event called the New England Venture Summit, promising access to some of the most important and financially connected venture capitalists in the area and charging naive entrepreneurs between $495 and $795 for the access. Read More
Generation Snapchat
WiGo secures funding from Tinder founders, launches 'history-proof' text resetting feature
Photo via <a href="http://www.boston.com/thingstodo/gotoit/2011/07/toga_party_phot.html">Boston.com</a>
If there's one population of people who might like to forget some of the text messages they've sent in the past (possibly after a big booze-fueled night out), it's college kids. And another set of people who would like to see some past messages disappear? The guys who played a role in founding Tinder, Sean Rad and Justin Mateen, who drew heat earlier this year for their inappropriate text messages. Today, Rad and Mateen are being held up as prominent investors in the seed round of funding for the Boston-based WiGo, which stands for Who Is Going Out? The app was designed for college campuses and allows users to connect for social engagements and share what they are up to, and specifically where they are, on any given night out.  Read More
Next Gen Civic Leader
Boston's first ever chief digital officer is a millennial, of course
Image via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ekilby/10567300896">Flickr user Eric Kilby</a>
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
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