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Grab a Beer for a Good Cause
TUGG tech beer crawl set for Davis Square
(Image via Clypd)
Yesterday, we looked at how beer culture plays a role as a team builder and a recruiting tool for startups. One of the companies featured, Clypd, a data-driven television advertising platform based in Somerville's Davis Square, was singled-out for its great bar (with iced coffee on draft) and awesome craft beer selection. Well, now you have a chance to check out Clypd's great office, drink some beers, and network with other tech folks, all for a great cause. Read More
Not a garden variety incubator
Is Greentown Labs the coolest startup space in Boston? Yep.
Grove Labs founders Jamie Byron (left) and Gabe Blanchet. (Photo by Kyle Alspach.)

I knew that Greentown Labs in Somerville had some interesting startups. For instance, there’s Rise Robotics (formerly Urban Hero), a company that’s invented a spring that can seemingly give people jumping super-powers. And there’s also Sol Power, maker of outdoor solar charging stations for cell phones, and Refresh Water, which makes a vending machine that lets you refill your water bottle for cheap.

But I hadn’t heard yet about Grove Labs. And so I certainly didn’t expect that my tour of Greentown would include a sampling of hydroponically grown tatsoi.

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Creative Industries
Artisan's Asylum: Building dreams, one business at a time
[The We are the Creative Industries series: The Creative Industries - video game companies, design, marketing and architecture firms, and talented people who write books, design houses, shoot movies, make art and record music, just to name a few examples - are an important part of Massachusetts' economy, with $1 billion statewide impact and over 100,000 workers. Click here to learn more.] By K. Gretchen Greene A stranger offers me a ride, late one night by the railroad tracks, a few blocks from the Asylum. But he knows who I am. He calls me by name. Read More