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Our Favorite MBA Professors of 2017

January 10, 2018

from Poets & Quants by Jeff Schmitt Bill Aulet (MIT) Bill Aulet is fond of saying that you learn more from failure than success. He should know. Before he became the managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, he ran a ...

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11 Student-Founded Companies Backed by RDV in 2017

January 10, 2018

from BostInno by Lucia Maffei Over the past years, Rough Draft Ventures – General Catalyst’s student-focused program backing founders at the university level – has backed many student companies our readers are familiar with, including Freebi...

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This Housing App Pairs Boston’s Baby Boomers with Graduate Students

January 2, 2018

from Boston Magazine by Madeline Bilis Lifelong Cambridge resident Susan Richards has never lived with a stranger. She’s shared her home with her children for just over 20 years, and even in her twenties, she always lived with friends. But recently...

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Augmented Reality Startup Looks to Improve Job Training in the Field

December 19, 2017

from MIT Sloan News by Kara Baskin Desktop workers have plenty of technology at their fingertips — Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, Google documents — to quickly capture, transfer, and distribute knowledge. Field workers don’t always have this adv...

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How I Went From Programming With a Feature Phone to Working for an MIT Startup

December 15, 2017

from Medium by Elvis Chidera In 2012, I was just a village boy from Nigeria who had nothing but a dream and a Nokia feature (J2ME) phone. Today, I’m a 19 year old Android developer who has worked on over 50 apps and currently works for an MIT start...

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8 Student Startups to Watch in 2018

December 11, 2017

from BostInno by Lucia Maffei Student startups, perhaps most of any other ventures, excel for enthusiasm, fantasy and willingness to learn. As 2017 come to an end, we’ve taken a look at the most promising early-stage student startups we’ve covere...

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Turn a bedroom into a living room at the touch of a button

December 7, 2017

from the Washington Post by Audrey Hoffer You wouldn’t think that having your mother along with you and your husband on a weekend trip across country, let alone in a tiny, 450-square-foot apartment, would be a lot of fun. But Heidi Grütter, who li...

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In Peloton’s Brand Strategy, Value in Old-School Advertising

November 30, 2017

from MIT Sloan News by Kathryn O’Neill One of the fastest-growing companies in New York City is targeting new customers using old-school advertising, with marketing focused on TV, radio, and even billboards. Peloton, which makes a high-end exer...

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