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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Boston Tech: 2016 Update

View from Seed

Today, we are excited to re-release an updated Hitchhiker’s Guide to Boston Tech ! Thought leadership originating in Boston.

Boston Unicorns

Seeing Both Sides

Apparently, successful Boston-based startups have an even greater concentration of immigrant influence. We found 43 such companies.

The Boston Surprise

Fred Destin

Now that I am leaving Boston I can talk about its startup ecosystem in all candor. Boston boston ecosystem startup

What Makes The Boston Startup Scene Special?

Seeing Both Sides

Every fall, I deliver a presentation at Harvard's iLab, open to the community, on what makes the Boston startup scene so special.

I’m In Cambridge, Not Boston

Feld Thoughts

Over the last three weeks I’ve had numerous people ask me how my trip to Boston has been going. Tonight, after hanging out at the TechStars Boston Mentor evening and program kickoff, I got into a long discussion with a Bill Warner and Ken Zolot about Cambridge, Boston, and startup communities.

Boston Mobile Madness

Early Stage Adventures

At Xconomy’s very successful Mobile Madness event a couple of weeks ago, I was struck by the vibrant mobile startup scene in Boston.   Its not that mobile focused startups are new to Boston, but rather that the ecosystem “feels” vibrant at the moment.  Spark, OTV, Launch Capital, Revolution, Boston Seed – $12M).

The 2nd Annual List of Go-To Boston Startup Service Providers

View from Seed

Lastly, a necessary caveat:  Boston’s booming tech ecosystem means there are dozens of great service providers available to startups.

Hitchhiker's Guide to Boston's Start-up Scene

Seeing Both Sides

Every September, I give a presentation at Harvard''s i-Lab to provide a guide to the Boston start-up scene. Enjoy!  .

Startup Ecosystem Report : Boston vs rest of the world

Fred Destin

The good folks at Startup Genome continue to produce data where none existed. Boston Startups boston ecosystem startup

Boston Startup Culture : The entrepreneur’s view

Fred Destin

Webb at NEVCA pushed through a survey that looks at the relative attractiveness of Boston as a startup market. Boston Startups

The Golden Age of the Boston Internet Entrepreneur

Genuine VC

Two years ago Jeff Bussgang lamented about “Lost Generation” of entrepreneurs which I think is especially acute here in Boston.

8 New Rules For Growing An Enduring Startup Brand

Startup Professionals Musings

found some eye-opening elements and insights in a new book, “ Rocket: Eight Lessons to Secure Infinite Growth ,” by The Boston Consulting Group.

Playing Startup

Agile VC

But I think it’s important to discuss, particularly given today’s heady environment for startups.

Playing Startup

View from Seed

I’ve observed what may be an emerging trend, at least in some startups, that I find somewhat unsettling. It motivated me to do the same.

What Makes the Boston Start Up Scene Special?

Seeing Both Sides

Boston Startup Scene Guide - Fall 2013 from Jeffrey Bussgang. This presentation gives you a sense of why. Enjoy

Nobody Gets Consumer in Boston

Rob Go

Everyone knows that nobody gets consumer in Boston. Boston has amazing consumer companies, but the region gets no love for some reason. So, why doesn’t Boston get more love on the consumer internet side? But deeper than that, I think there tends to be a practicality to Boston companies that is a little less media friendly.

What Boston’s Top Consumer Tech Leaders Think About Boston’s Consumer Tech Struggles [#BostonB2C Recap]

View from Seed

On Tuesday, July 21, we hosted the first-ever Boston Consumer Tech Summit. But a large majority of our investments are in our backyard of Boston — and, aside from our work as investors, this city is near and dear to our hearts. Here’s Mike’s comment: Boston’s B2C problem is one of values. BostonB2C.

(First Annual?) List of Go-To Early-Stage Service Providers in the NextView Ventures Boston Portfolio

Genuine VC

Recently, we surveyed our Boston-based NextView portfolio Founder/CEOs asking them about which service provider firms they’ve been using. Although these startups are very diverse businesses themselves, they face similar requirements (especially in that they’re currently all in the seed to Series B range of company stage).

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Boston Tech Community – August 2012

Rob Go

Boston is a great place to start and build a company. Mobile Mondays : Boston chapter of the world’s largest Mobile professional community.

What Makes a Great Consumer Startup Marketer?

View from Seed

This is expressed by people outside of Boston, but it often comes from those within our community too. There BA in economics. Business Ops.

The Best Places Worldwide to Start Your High-Growth Startup

Up and Running

Do you want to start a high-growth startup business? Silicon Valley Startup Incubation and Acceleration Meetup. Boston Startups Guide.

What Makes The Boston Start-Up Scene Special?

Seeing Both Sides

Enjoy: Boston startup scene picture presentation 2-12. This should give all of us great optimism for the future.

Boston Startup Talent: Leaky Bucket or Everlasting Spring?

Agile VC

Yes some will depart Boston immediately or in time, but an incredible number stay both short term and longer term.

Why Angelist Syndicates is Great For the Boston Startup Community

Rob Go

I’ve been thinking a lot about what Angelist means for the entrepreneurial ecosystem, especially here in Boston where I live. Which is why I’m pretty psyched about Angelist syndicates, especially in relation to the Boston startup community. Boston is an incredibly rich ecosystem in almost all regards.

Entrepreneurs to 'Pitch Off' at Massive INBOUND 2016 Marketing Event in Boston

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Five lucky startups will pitch on stage in front of thousands

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Boston Tech Community (Fall 2013 Edition)

Rob Go

Boston is a great place to start and build a company. However, Boston is a transient town, especially for the student population that refreshes a large number each year.  It’s also surprisingly difficult for students to get plugged-in to everything that is happening in the local tech ecosystem.  HBS Startup Tribe. MIT Start Lab.

Why Companies are Not Startups

Steve Blank

In the last few years we’ve recognized that a startup is not a smaller version of a large company. —-. The question is – why?

Elite tech startup schools

Early Stage Adventures

Angel investing Boston NYC Startups Tech StarsMy friend Wade Roush, chief correspondent at Xconomy, is also featured in the clip.

Boston VC community breaks with killjoy roots, will actually party

Fred Destin

It is unclear whether a PR agency was hired to help the Boston VC community with this carefully crafted repositioning. Boston Conferences

Volunteers wanted for Business of Software Conference USA, Boston, 15-17th September

Business of Software Blog

Hey, we are looking for a couple of volunteers to help us out with things at Business of Software Conference USA next week in Boston. BoS Updates boston Volunteer The BoS Bad Ass Team needs a couple of extra hands to help out at Business of Software USA Conference next week.

CEO of the Newest Unicorn Startup on Their Tough Start & Fast Rise [Traction Podcast #8]

View from Seed

One of the main reasons we wanted to launch this show was to dig deeper into this concept of startups doing things that “don’t scale.” Startup Lessons You’ll Learn: A clever question to ask VCs to ensure you get a firm answer. How young startups can partner with massive brands.

Techstars Boston 2012 – The Startup Forge

Fred Destin

Today is TechStars Boston Demo Day and as usual you can expect a spectacular display of pitching bravado and entrepreneurial glitz.

Why Gillette Made a Video Tribute to Its South Boston Workers

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Feeling the pressure of successful razor startups, this 111-year old brand is trying a different storytelling tactic

Design Museum Boston

Up and Running

Before we get too deep, a little bit about me: my name is Sam Aquillano and I’m the Director of Design Museum Boston. Remember 2008/2009?

In Boston, a School to Learn How to Work at a Startup

ReadWriteStart

Have you thought about joining a startup, but have no idea what you could possibly offer? Perhaps it is time to look into Startup School.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Boston Tech Community, Sept 2011

Rob Go

Boston is a great place to start and build a company. However, Boston is a transient town, especially for the student population that refreshes a large population each year.  It’s also surprisingly difficult for students to get plugged-in to everything that is happening in the local tech ecosystem.  HBS Startup Tribe. MIT 100K.

Upfront and the Power of Startup Community in LA

Feld Thoughts

I’m finally home after three solid weeks on the road which included Austin, Dallas, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles.

10 Steps To Finding The Right Startup Co-Founder

Startup Professionals Musings

Two heads are always better than one in a startup. There’s a reason that Silicon Valley and Boston are hubs for high-tech startups.

How To Find The Best City For Your Type Of Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Of course, there are always exceptions, but how much added risk do you need for your startup? get the attention of the market they choose.

HubSpot Fires First Shot in Boston Battle For Talent: $10,000 Bounty

OnStartups

Back here in Boston, there’s a similar battle for talent brewing. There’s a battle for brilliant developers going on in Boston!