A lineup of judges in tall chairs, a startup founder in a company-logo T-shirt, and a few slides projected on a big screen. This is the ubiquitous pitch contest, where hopeful entrepreneurs test out their ideas and marketing skills in front of a group of luminaries and a crowd of happy-hour revelers. Read More
Lexington-based healthcare technology company Imprivata is paying up to $26 million for a company that verifies a person's identity by scanning the pattern of veins in their palm. Read More
As Tesla rolls out its new “Powerpack” battery storage systems for industrial and commercial users, EnerNOC will provide energy intelligence software to make those batteries work efficiently. This is how EnerNOC chief executive Tim Healy puts it: Tesla will provide the muscle for these customers’ energy systems, and EnerNOC will provide the brains.
A new wave of entrepreneurs are trying to solve an ancient problem: ever since we began to write on papyrus (3000 BC) and whiteboards (mid-1900s), we’ve encountered the problem of lost ideas. Scraps of paper go astray, brilliant diagrams get erased. If only there were way to capture ideas in digital form before they were lost — perhaps using that powerful computing device we hold in our hands for most of our waking hours.