Somerville’s Greentown Labs, which bills itself as the country’s largest incubator for cleantech startups, is partnering with a like-minded incubator from New York University to build a network of East Coast startups dedicated to sustainable technology.More →
The shutdown comes about three months after Next Step Living announced it was replacing founding CEO Geoff Chapin with the company’s finance chief, Chris Catalano, who was charged with leading the company into new markets and continued growth.More →
Greentown Labs, which already claims to house the largest collection of cleantech companies in the US, is planning to more than double in size next year. Emily Reichert, the executive director of the Somerville incubator, says it will add 53,000-square feet to its current 40,000-square foot facility, by taking over a nearby Maaco painting and body shop on Somerville Avenue.More →
Yeloha, a Boston startup, hopes to grow the market for solar power by aggregating rooftop panel owners and solar-power buyers. The pitch: It can save both sides money by taking advantage of clean-energy credits on electric bills, which essentially let the meter spin backward.More →
Apple and Waltham-based battery maker A123 Systems say they’re nearly done settling a lawsuit that accused Apple of illegally poaching a handful of high-level battery scientists and engineers. The lawsuit came as rumors of Apple’s desire to build electric cars were circulating in the press.More →
Amidst the endless string of funding announcements, office leases, Kickstarter campaigns, and initial public offerings, it can be tough to discern what’s actually happening in Boston’s innovation economy.More →
Joule Unlimited is one of those clean-energy companies that sounds like it’s on the verge of changing the world: its genetically engineered bacteria can produce ethanol or diesel from nothing more than sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide.
Getting that idea from lab experiment to full-scale factory, however, has not been easy.More →
The last big wave of venture investment in clean-tech startups has long since crashed and rolled back. But if you’re making software instead of something produced by a factory, private investors are still willing to open up the checkbook.
That’s certainly the case for FirstFuel Software, a developer of data analysis software for electric utilities. The Lexington, Mass.-based company says today that it’s raised another $23 million in venture capital, in part to help bankroll an expansion in Europe.More →
In a series of partnerships that echoes the days when the Siemens brothers helped stretch transatlantic cables from Cape Cod to the French coast, organizations from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are connecting with counterparts in the French Republic to push technology and innovation forward in both Boston and Paris.
Last week ended with a flurry of announcements and news involving the strategic tech partnerships being formed between the Boston tech community and the burgeoning Paris innovation ecosystem.More →
SolarCity, a designer and installer of solar power systems whose chairman is tech luminary Elon Musk, is looking to add another 100 jobs in Massachusetts after adding 150 here since the start of the year, Jon Chesto reported for the Boston Business Journal today.More →
Last week I met with Leslie Dewan, a young entrepreneur in Cambridge. She’s not working on a mobile app or on software to improve business efficiency. She has a big idea. And it’ll take years to find out whether or not it is even economically viable.