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MIT spinout Sanergy targeting clean sanitation for all of Kenya (and beyond)
sanergy

While we fret over our first-world problems, there are nearly 2.5 billion people without access to something we’ve long taken for granted in the United States—adequate sanitation. And it’s a deadly problem: An estimated 1.6 million children die yearly from diarrheal disease as the result of inadequate sanitation.

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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
Boston's Latest Fashion Experiment
A first look inside Ministry of Supply's Newbury Street pop-up shop
MoS h1
On Friday, local fashion technology company Ministry of Supply is officially opening up a pop-up shop at 299 Newbury Street in the Back Bay. Calling the store, H1, after the idea of an "alternate hypothesis", the company plans to run its experimental store through the summer. Read More
No Prom this Year?
Local entrepreneur fighting to get Boston high school students a prom
Another Course to College (image by Puchku -under Creative Commons)
Noah Gordon, the founder of automobile tech startup Jaze, is at a critical point for the success of his company. Jaze, a MassChallenge grad, is trying to make a few key partnerships with companies in the auto industry, and Gordon is in the midst of major fundraising (with some recent success I've heard) and is trying to find investors that match his vision as the company grows. So why did Gordon just decide to take on the cause of a local high school that just had its prom cancelled? Read More