Innovation District

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Startups by the sea
Drydock is rocking... But here's what else it needs
An aerial view of Drydock Center, a/k/a the Bronstein Center, a/k/a the Innovation and Design Building (to the left of the gray ship), by David L. Ryan of the Boston Globe.
Drydock is rocking. Period. This summer, I think the massive complex on Boston Harbor has finally transitioned from being a destination of last resort for frugal startups who didn't want to pay the rents of Kendall Square or Fort Point to being a place companies actively choose. Read More
Don't fear the Beer
Do "vice" startups face an uphill climb? Drizly's investors don't think so
'Businessman, angel, and devil' via Shutterstock
Alcohol delivery company Drizly has been busy in the first half of the year. Raising $4.8 million and expanding its services (from Boston to Manhattan and Brooklyn to Chicago and Los Angeles) is as an impressive 2014 resume as any local startup. Read More
Boston Knows How to Party
An epic day for Boston's tech community, from TechJam to BostInno in the Seaport
The scene at Tech Jam in City Hall Plaza.
Thursday will go down as one of the best examples of all that is right in the Boston tech and innovation community and made clear that the momentum that everyone in the "Innovation Economy" has been talking about for a couple of years now is, in fact, very real.  Read More
Acknowledged for Industry Leadership
Rethink Robotics' Rodney Brooks wins 'highest honor in robotics industry'
Baxter and Dr. Rodney Brooks
Today, Rethink Robotics founder Rodney Brooks will be among three robotics innovators to receive the prestigious Engelberger Robotics Award at the 45th International Symposium on Robotics (ISR 2014) which is also the 8th German Conference on Robotics (ROBOTIK 2014), in Munich, Germany. Read More
Boston Edtech Boom Times
What a difference a year makes: LearnLaunchX demo day recap
Thomas Ketchell of Hstry at LearnLaunchX Demo Day (via Kyle Alspach)
Last year, LearnLaunchX, Boston's edtech startup accelerator, hosted its first demo day. The location was  District Hall in the South Boston Seaport, which at the time had just recently opened. For last year's event, the space was still unfinished, there was no coffee shop, and Gather, District Hall's restaurant, wasn't even close to being a reality.  Read More
Tech fauna -- a field guide
The seven species of innovators on the Boston tech scene
Field guide
These are boom times for the innovation economy in Boston and Cambridge. Venture capital firms and big companies are moving from the suburbs to scout deals and reel in young talent. Wannabe entrepreneurs are ditching stable jobs to go the startup route. Read More