Congratulations to the winners of BetaBoston’s 25 Most Innovative People Under 25. This year we received submissions spanning several industries including music, technology, software, social media, education, health and life sciences, and education. From this very impressive group, our editorial team selected the individuals we feel are are making their mark in 2015.More →

The "Bonus Sodas" that brought Will Brierly and Sean Halloran together.

“Soda Drinker Pro” is a small indie video game that lets you walk around and drink soda. You can drink soda on a beach or drink soda in a park. That’s about it. However, it’s become a cult hit on PC, with a version set to be released on the Xbox One in the next few months. It’s also simple enough that it’s now being used by Myomo, a Cambridge-based startup that is helping people with partly paralyzed or weakened arms to regain movement in their limbs.More →

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As part of my latest column, on the ripple effects of the pioneering Cambridge startup Viaweb, I corresponded by e-mail with Viaweb co-founder Trevor Blackwell. Blackwell is now a partner at the accelerator Y Combinator and founder of the robotics company Anybots.

Blackwell shared some of the lessons he learned at Viaweb, which was founded twenty years ago this month, including this: “Fundraising is not success.” Here’s our exchange, which didn’t make it into the column…More →