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The chosen
Constant Contact invites four startups to its new InnoLoft workspace in Waltham
Construction workers putting finishing touches on Constant Contact's new InnoLoft space in Waltham. (Courtesy of Constant Contact.)
Earlier this year, the digital marketing firm Constant Contact said that it was creating a new space to house startups that serve small business customers. Today, the company is announcing the first group of four businesses selected for what Constant Contact has dubbed the Small Business InnoLoft. In addition to office space and mentorship from Constant Contact employees and other startup experts, the companies chosen get $10,000 in marketing money. Read More
STIR it up
Autodesk puts out welcome mat for startups at its Waltham site
Autodesk senior director Rick Rundell in the STIR space in Waltham (that's "Startups-In-Residence").
Without making a splashy announcement, Autodesk started inviting startups to shack up at its Waltham facility last month. There are about 20 desks dedicated to what the company calls its STIR program, for Startups-In-Residence. And the maker of engineering and design software has already filled about half that space with three fledgling companies, according to Autodesk senior director Rick Rundell, and there are plans to bring in several more over the summer. Read More
Bang for the buck
Adelphic aims to dominate the targeted mobile ad space
Adelphic cofounder Jennifer Lum and chief executive Michael Collins (courtesy of the company)
One thing you often hear in discussions about the Boston tech scene is that the city (and the surrounding suburbs) are filled with companies that are quietly building some of the most technologically innovative — and potentially most successful — new companies. There may be a bit of mythology tied to the notion that there are "quiet sleeping startup giants" all around Boston. But, hidden away in nondescript office buildings that overlook Route 128, there are actually some real rockstar companies to be found. Read More
Big City
Boston suddenly finds itself the state’s tech startup capital
Workers at the start-up Localytics in their offices on Tremont Street. Within the Massachusetts tech community Boston is increasingly the place where young companies are setting down roots. A worker has a view of the State House across Tremont street from the offices. 
(Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff)
Seemingly overnight Boston has become the new startup capital of the state’s tech community, with entrepreneurs moving here for the same reasons many newcomers do: It’s a compact, busy city with convenient public transportation, good restaurants, and lots of people like themselves. Read More
VC Exodus Continues
North Bridge Venture Partners to leave Waltham for Boston or Cambridge this year
Michael Skok, general partner at North Bridge Venture Partners (Photo courtesy of North Bridge)
One of the few remaining major venture capital firms located in the Boston suburbs isn’t planning to stay there for long. North Bridge Venture Partners, based in Waltham, is planning to move to Boston or Cambridge some time later this year, said general partner Michael Skok. Read More