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Optimizing parking in the busiest places

October 17, 2016

by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office Many businesses in the financial, technology, and other industries have used data analytics for years to monitor and maximize profits. But there’s been no such technology for the traditional parking industry — wh...

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Stanford, MIT lead in graduating funded startup founders

October 2, 2016

Certain universities are known to produce a high number of funded startup founders. These schools tend to share certain qualities: prestige, large STEM programs, research prowess and proximity to concentrations of investor capital. At CrunchBase, we ...

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Bringing Big Data to Drug Discovery

September 28, 2016

Many biopharmaceutical firms talk about the potential of big data to change the drug discovery process, but a Palo Alto, Calif.-based startup co-founded by an MIT Sloan alumnus is doing it—and has completed scientific research studies to prove it. ...

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How Boston’s universities are producing our next generation of entrepreneurs

September 26, 2016

As well as being one of the leading entrepreneurial cities in the United States, Boston is also home to world-class universities. Coincidence? Think again. To find out more about how education in Boston is breeding our next generation entrepreneurs, ...

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Calculating the financial risks of renewable energy

September 15, 2016

For investors, deciding whether to invest money into renewable-energy projects can be difficult. The issue is volatility: Wind-powered energy production, for instance, changes annually — and even weekly or daily — which creates uncertainty and ...

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Ministry Unveils the Future of Women’s Workwear

September 13, 2016

Our relationship to work has changed radically. We no longer stay in the office for the same 9-to-5 days. We’re always on, connected and moving with purpose, from the post-workout commute, to the big work presentation, to happy hour with friend...

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MIT Professor Calls Out the Biggest Lies Told About Entrepreneurs

August 26, 2016

I recently asked a question to my social media followers: “Are you born an entrepreneur or can you learn to be one?” I believe you are born with some innate characteristics that make you an entrepreneur. Without those, it’s very dif...

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3D Printing Startup NVBots Nabs Cash & New CEO, Moves Into Metal

August 18, 2016

Boston-based 3D printing startup New Valence Robotics announced it has raised more money from investors and brought in a new CEO to help build the business, while its founding CEO turns his attention to commercializing a new product for the company. ...

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