Katie Rae

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Starting over
Former Communispace CEO Diane Hessan will run Startup Institute
Diane Hessan at the Boston offices of Communispace in 2013. Photo by Jessica Rinaldi for The Boston Globe.
Long-time Communispace CEO Diane Hessan has a new gig: she's taking over Startup Institute, a for-profit education business that spun out from the Techstars Boston entrepreneurship program. Startup Institute recently raised $3 million from Silicon Valley Bank, and now operates its eight-week "boot camp" for people who hope to get jobs with startups in five cities; there's also an online program called RampUp. Read More
Pitch Heard 'Round the World
More details emerge for the Shark Tank-like contest at next week's TechJam
Last year's Tech Jam in the Seaport
Last year, a group of local startup folks, including Apperian's chief marketing officer Mark Lorion and MassTLC director Christine Nolan, got together to organize the first Boston TechJam. With the success of last year's event, this year's TechJam, taking place next Thursday June 12, is moving to City Hall Plaza for what should be a bigger celebration of the Boston tech scene. Read More
Startup showcase
Your scorecard for Techstars Boston Demo Day, April 2014
The last TechStars Boston Demo Day, in May 2013.
Updated: The startup beauty pageant that is Techstars Boston Demo Day took place Tuesday morning at the House of Blues on Landsdowne Street. You never know who will show up on stage to help the entrepreneurs sell their ideas: past editions have seen cameos by Big Papi, fashion models, and poetry slam champions. Read More
Regime change
Angel investor Semyon Dukach will run Techstars Boston accelerator
Semyon Dukach with members of the band Pussy Riot, recipients of a "Troublemaker Award" he created.
After a little more than three years running the Techstars Boston program for entrepreneurs, Katie Rae and Reed Sturtevant are turning over the keys to Semyon Dukach, an angel investor, entrepreneur, and former member of the MIT Blackjack Team. Dukach takes over with the fall cycle of Techstars this year, which runs from August through November. Read More