news topics: Alumni Companies

Meet the MIT-Born Software That’s the “Grammarly for Legal Contracts”

October 3, 2017

Klarity, which is powered by artificial intelligence, is not taking the place of legal professionals, but speeding up the contract review process, which lawyers and salespeople tend to consider a tedious, time-consuming task.

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Ori’s Robotic Furniture Hints at Future of Smart Homes, Urban Design

September 28, 2017

The “smart” device movement has brought us gadgets like Internet-connected thermostats, light bulbs, and speakers. Now, a startup out of MIT called Ori wants to add furniture and walls to the so-called Internet of Things.

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Have an empty room? City initiative wants a graduate student to rent it

September 28, 2017

On Thursday, Mayor Martin J. Walsh — in collaboration with the Elderly Commission, the Mayor’s Housing Innovation Lab, and a social enterprise startup called Nesterly — announced the Intergenerational Homeshare Pilot.

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Roots Studio’s ‘Shutterstock for cultural art’ could transform rural communities

September 25, 2017

Roots Studio, which launched today at Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt, aims to connect millions of isolated, cultural artists around the world to global markets via the licensing of high-quality scans of their designs.

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The Answer to Public Health Crises Might Be in the Sewer

September 14, 2017

Newsha Ghaeli and Mariana Matus’ big idea doesn’t exactly sound glamorous—but it might just revolutionize the way we handle public health issues.

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MIT Technology Review: PillPack is a “Modern Apothecary”

September 6, 2017

PillPack’s founders aim to simplify medication management with a drug delivery infrastructure built to coordinate care.

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delta v Alumni Mountain Hub: How to Successfully Pivot

August 18, 2017

Markle struggled with the decision to sell Avatech, and so he pushed it down the road. For a long time, this meant that he was building two companies at once, pushing sales of Avatech while laying the foundation for Mountain Hub.

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Trust Center Alumni Company Podimetrics’ Smart Mat Aiding Diabetes Patients

July 22, 2017

Foot ulcers are one of the most devastating and common complications of diabetes. Patients frequently lose part or all of their foot, resulting in limited mobility and loss of independence. Until recently, though, there wasn’t a simple way to preve...

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