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. Read MoreVC bubble or not, sea of funding options is boon for entrepreneurs
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. Read 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. Read MoreSome danger some awesomeDanger!Awesome’s new space is predictably awesome
The three founders of Cape Codder Sunglasses had a pretty good summer in 2013. A single retailer ordered 400 pairs — basically, the startup's entire stock at the time — and by the time the trio went back to college in the fall, they'd sold about 1200 pairs of the wood-framed shades, which sell for $90 and up. This year, having just graduated from Boston College and Yale, they're testing the waters of crowdfunding.
Read MoreGlobal Biz HubChecking in on the overlooked Worcester startup scene
For many of us who think about the "local economy," what happens outside of I-495 might as well be happening on the moon. While it may not have the cool factor of accelerators in the Innovation District or in Kendall Square, the startup/tech scene in Worcester is growing thanks to the passionate work of DataGravity co-founder and president John Joseph.
I asked the WPI and Clark alumnus a few questions about what he's been up to out in "The City of Seven Hills." Read More
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