Two April days, separated by a decade. Two college sophomores walk into the Charles Square complex in Cambridge to meet with prospective investors. They’ve both built apps to help students communicate with friends on campus, and attracted a small community of users.
The City of Cambridge is calling on citizens to help identify accident-prone intersections, chart safe paths for kids to bike to school, and flag policy issues that need attention as part of the first ever Street Safety Challenge.
The contest opens Friday and Cantabrigians are invited to examine a comprehensive data set of 6,500 road accidents in the city over the last three years, and then share their views or experiences with the city through charts, interactive apps, essays, or performance art pieces. Read MoreThe long Orange Silence is overAfter quiet period, Dharmesh Shah spills insight into HubSpot's IPO
In a post today on his blog "On Startups" (a great resource that has a huge following), Cambridge-based HubSpot's co-founder and chief technology officer breaks his long silence, the quiet period that is part of the IPO process and dropped his first post in awhile, one that breaks down his experiences while taking HubSpot public. Read More
There is an arms race going on in the business world similar to that in the sports world.
Everyone wants to be bigger, faster, and stronger in terms of operations, technology, sales and marketing, and revenue. The key to it all is speed. And in business, that doesn't mean being able to run a 40-yard-dash in 4.15 seconds. It means having access to information fast, and, maybe most important, accurately. Read MoreMichievious JourneySarah Frisken's 'Made with Mischief' painting app acquired by The Foundry
This morning, Chiciago-based VISANOW, a company that uses technology to help streamline the U.S. immigration process, announced a $16 million round of funding, with Cambridge venture capital firm General Catalyst leading the round. Read More
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