Two years ago over Christmas dinner, Maine tuna fisherman Rink Varian aired a favorite gripe: The tuna he caught vastly preferred live bait fish, but he almost never had enough of the little critters on hand. What if someone built a device that could re-animate dead bait fish into effective lures?More →
Grove Labs has raised $4 million in funding and like other hardware startups, is aiming to supplement that through donations on Kickstarter. The company hopes to add an additional $100,000 and use the platform to spread the word about its indoor veggie garden. More →
A new startup hopes to follow in the footsteps of Ministry of Supply, the men’s clothing company that Kickstarted its way into closets in 2012. Brunswick Park is prepping to launch a crowdfunding campaign later this month that will offer “performance apparel” for men and women. The company will start with four Merino wool jackets designed for the office and for workouts, made in Hong Kong.More →
The lament of the bibliophile – too many books, too little time – now sounds like a plea for help. Forget about reading them all, how is the time-starved reader supposed to even keep track of the latest offerings from the publishing industry? Like a proactive assistant, the Hawaii Project promises to cast a wide net and alert book lovers to titles they might not have found on their own.More →
A company pitching disruptive toothpaste might seem like another April Fool’s Day prank, but Harvard Business School students Rachel Peterson and Calley Means say they are serious when it comes to rethinking the way we brush our teeth. The duo have launched a Kickstarter campaign for Matter, a paste which they claim is free from the dyes and petrochemicals found in other mainstream toothpastes. They’re hoping to raise $275,000 to launch their product commercially in the next year. More →
Blaine Stillerman tried to hack Spanish the usual way — with book exercises and college classes through his sophomore year.
But it wasn’t until he landed an internship with a shipping company in Buenos Aires, working with colleagues who spoke only a few words of English, that he saw his sputtering Spanish skills finally kick into high gear.More →
In a world full of shoot-’em-up computer games, a team of local software developers have created a radical alternative–a digital write-’em-up where players win by telling the best stories.
Two independent game makers, Dejobaan Games of Watertown and Popcannibal of Cambridge, joined forces to create Elegy For A Dead World, which went on sale Wednesday for $15 at the online videogame marketplace Steam.More →
As the founder of Boston-based Mass Innovation Nights, Bobbie Carlton knows all about hosting conferences and giving entrepreneurs and their products visibility. And she knows women aren’t getting nearly enough of it. More →