Launched in 2009, BostInno is your source for local news on innovation in tech and startups, VC and finance, higher education, and city life. BostInno combines a fast, edgy, and opinionated editorial staff with an open community publishing platform to reinvent the model of local news online. BostInno is a property of Streetwise Media.
Boston Tweetup Calendar
A central place for all Boston area Tweetups
Center for Women & Enterprise
Established in 1995, the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) is a
non-profit organization dedicated to helping women start and grow their
own businesses. CWE is a national leader among women’s business
development agencies. CWE’s mission is to empower women to become
economically self-sufficient and prosperous through entrepreneurship.
CWE has served over 15,000 entrepreneurs. CWE offers education,
training, technical assistance, women’s business enterprise
certification and access to both debt and equity capital to
entrepreneurs at every stage of business development. Their clients are
drawn from a wide variety of racial, ethnic and socio-economic
backgrounds, spanning the range from women living in public housing who
may want to start home-based or small retail businesses to women running
fast growth, multi-million dollar technology businesses.
Digma: Design Industry Group of Massachusetts
The Design Industry Group of Massachusetts (DIGMA) is an initiative of
the statewide design industries to organize and promote the
Massachusetts design cluster as integral to the state’s economy. DIGMA
enables diverse design industries including advertising, architecture,
graphic design, industrial design, interior design, landscape design,
and specialized design services such as fashion, textiles and lighting
design – to speak with one powerful and influential voice.
Greenhorn Connect: Boston's entrepreneur hub for resources, events & organizations
Greenhorn Connect’s mission is to help build connections within the Boston entrepreneur ecosystem through increased awareness of opportunities. The GreenhornConnect.com web portal connects Boston startups and enthusiasts with the many resources and events in the region as well as educational and informational content. The Greenhorn team is passionate about the Boston startup scene and is committed to helping build a more vibrant and integrated startup ecosystem. GreenhornConnect.com is your destination for discovering Boston’s innovation community.
IDEAS Boston’s mission is to promote innovation and contribute to the
economic vitality and competitiveness of the region. Through a unique
conference, dissemination of new ideas after the event, and connecting
cutting-edge thinkers across sectors, IDEAS Boston serves as an
important resource to individual innovators throughout the community,
and from a civic perspective helps to build the region’s brand as a hub
of innovation attractive to businesses, college students, and workers.
Innovation Economy Blog
Inside tech, life sciences, start-ups & venture capital in New England . . . Written by Scott Kirsner for the Boston Globe
Massachusetts High Technology Council
Massachusetts is one of the most competitive locations for technology
employers and employees thanks to the Mass. High Technology Council, a
nonprofit, nonpartisan lobbying organization that represents the
Commonwealth’s—and the world’s—leading technology employers. Founded in
1977, the Council is comprised of CEO-level executives, making it
nimble, results-oriented and unbowed by political risk as it works to
support policies and initiatives that benefit all sectors of the state’s
diverse technology economy. Council members employ hundreds of
thousands of skilled workers in all of Massachusetts’ key technology
sectors, including communications, clean energy technology, computer
hardware, defense technology, higher education, life sciences,
semiconductor, and software.
Massachusetts Technology Collaborative
The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative is the state’s development
agency for renewable energy and the innovation economy, which is
responsible for one-quarter of all jobs in the state. MTC administers
the John Adams Innovation Institute and the Renewable Energy Trust. We
work to stimulate economic activity in communities throughout the
Commonwealth. As our name suggests, we use a collaborative approach to
achieving the organization’s mission. We bring together leaders from
industry, academia, and government to advance technology-based solutions
that lead to economic growth and a cleaner environment in
Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council
The organization is dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship and
promoting the success of companies that develop and deploy technology
across industry sectors. The Mass Technology Leadership Council
accomplishes its mission by conducting educational programs and hosting
signature events, facilitating networking between industry executives
and potential partners, investors, and customers, sponsoring research on
the industry, engaging in activities to enhance the quality and
quantity of the next generation of technology professionals, advocating
in favor of technology policies that promote innovation and
entrepreneurship, and recognizing industry-leading companies and people.
Our goal is to create a renaissance of startup activity across all the
regions of Massachusetts via a Venture Funds Competition. A Venture Funds
Competition combines the collaborative, educational and catalytic impact of a
business plan competition with the business and job creation of a seed fund.
MassChallenge is driven by the following principles:
Catalyze innovation, collaboration and commercialization in
Address the seed-stage investment gap, empowering young entrepreneurs in
Provide an immersive education for first-time entrepreneurs
Showcase Massachusetts’ assets and infrastructure locally and nationally
MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge
An innovation-focused, volunteer-driven community that:
* Inspires innovation by highlighting company and founder successes
* Educates entrepreneurs and company founders about how to form and grow promising startups
* Creates communities that build and strengthen a market sector’s ecosystem
* Connects entrepreneurs with the rich resources of MIT
MITX: Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange
MITX today is the leading industry association in the country, bringing together digital technology, marketing and media professionals, to engage in what is next for the web and how it impacts the marketing and business worlds. With 250 plus member companies representing over 7,000 digital professionals, it is a dynamic and growing community of thought leaders, collaborators, and individuals in search of insight, education and opportunity.
ONEin3 Boston serves the one-third of Boston’s population that is
between the ages of 20 and 34. The program connects Boston’s young
adults with resources related to home buying, business development,
professional networking, and civic engagement.
Stay in MA
Stay in MA is a scholarship program for Massachusetts-based college students
funded by Flybridge Capital Partners. The program is focused on fostering
entrepreneurship and innovation between students and the local business
community by providing financial assistance to students interested in joining or
attending the events of technology and business organizations in the region.
The Indus Entrepreneur: Boston Chapter
The world’s largest not for profit organization for promoting entrepreneurship.
TiE was founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley by a group of successful
entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals with roots
in the Indus region. There are currently more than 11,000 members and
over 2,500 charter members in 53 chapters across 12 countries. TiE’s
mission is to foster entrepreneurship globally through mentoring,
networking, and education. Dedicated to the virtuous cycle of wealth
creation and giving back to the community, TiE’s focus is on generating
and nurturing our next generation of entrepreneurs.
Besides its flagship event, TiECon – the largest professional
conference for entrepreneurs, TiE now has a wide range of programs
including Special Interest Groups (SIGs), TiE Institute, Deal Flow
Meetings, TiE Young Entrepreneurs, and, most recently, TiE Women’s Forum
and CEO Forum.
UMASS Boston Venture Development Center
On the Red Line in the heart of Boston, the Venture Development Center
(VDC) is a managed incubator designed to meet the needs of business,
university, and student entrepreneurs with early stage and emerging
ventures. The VDC offers best-in-class business mentoring, interns,
connections and state-of-the-art facilities. Our stunning 18,000
square-feet plug-and-play office, lab and meeting workspace scales with
the venture’s growth. At the VDC, entrepreneurs accelerate time to
investment and markets, while keeping costs to a minimum and enjoying a
convenient location overlooking the harbor islands.
Xconomy Boston: Business + Technology in the Exponential Economy
Xconomy is dedicated to providing business and technology leaders with
timely, insightful, close-to-the-scene information about the local
personalities, companies, and technological trends that best exemplify
today’s high-tech economy. Our goal is to become the authoritative voice
on the exponential economy, the realm of business and innovation
characterized by exponential technological growth and responsible for an
increasing share of productivity and overall economic growth. We plan
to deliver this valuable content through a unique global network of
localized blogs, events, conferences, and other initiatives designed to
better connect people and ideas.