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Capital W
Boston women's venture summit spotlights gender balance, bias in entrepreneurship
Former State Treasurer Shannon O'Brien made a pitch for her company during the Boston Women's Venture Summit in South Boston. (Globe Staff/Wendy Maeda)
The inaugural meeting of Capital W: The Boston Women's Venture Summit wasn't just another conference, it was a Silicon Seneca Falls. And if you don't get my reference, go read about Susan B. Anthony's conference in 1848 where women met to talk about their freedom (or lack thereof). Read More
Startup Institute kick off new era
Startup Institute kicks off new era of honest conversations with power quartet of female tech leaders
The scene at the Startup Institute.
The Startup Institute hosted an event on Tuesday called Amazing Women, Honest Conversations, with Diane Hessan, the career accelerator's dynamic new chief executive serving as moderator for the evening.  Meredith Davies, a Startup Institute student in the "Web Development" track came up with the idea — a way to let women leaders in high-growth companies talk about the challenges and opportunities they face. Read More
California dreamin'
Transplant to West Coast says it's still better for fundraising than the East
If you're a Boston entrepreneur, you've probably thought about moving to California at least once or twice—admit it. Of course, some actually go through with it. I recently caught up with a couple of those who've made the move from Boston to San Francisco and Silicon Valley, to ask them about their experience of trading the East Coast for West. Read More
Seeing success
Determine your entrepreneur style to get past your blind spots
This post originally appeared at Entrepreneur.com.

Entrepreneurs are leaders who can see into the future with inspired vision, championing highly competent teams to make the seemingly impossible possible. That is the intent at least. There are times when you may feel overwhelmed, work harder instead of smarter and generally fear that you’re doing it wrong. The truth is, whether you would like to admit it or not, entrepreneurs and executives have blind spots -- everyone has them.

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Starting right
Four guideposts for keeping your startup grounded
This post originally appeared at Entrepreneur.com. America is in the midst of an entrepreneurial renaissance. Incubators are popping up everywhere, investors are coming out of the woodwork. America, pat yourself on the back! Life-long corporate employees are quitting their jobs to strike out on their own. People are starting businesses with the potential to bring countless benefits that no one can predict, assuming of course, the startup survives the transition to a thriving business. The process is not what it looks like. Read More
Hello, World
Welcome to BetaBoston
Photograph by Russ Mezifosky
If you want to get a sense for the impact startups, biotech, hackers, and makers are having on Greater Boston, the evidence is right around the corner: Buildings rising up from parking lots, coworking spaces bustling with activity and optimism. It's happening in Kendall Square and the Innovation District, of course, but in Downtown Crossing and Davis Square, too. Read More