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MassChallenge Accelerator Application Deadline Coming Up!

Applications for MassChallenge’s flagship accelerator program in Boston are fast approaching (March 31st), so I spoke with Scott Bailey, Managing Director for the Boston program, about MassChallenge’s mission, history, and vision for the future. MassChallenge was started in 2010 by Akhil Nigam and John Harthorne, who had a vision of catalyzing a global startup renaissance to re-establish the entrepreneur as a critical piece of the value chain.…

Sleek Marketing U

If you’re looking to understand digital marketing, Sleek Marketing University on March 26, 2016 should be on your to-do list. It is a full day of learning about how to build your business in the digital realm. Through hands-on sessions, the day addresses such topics as social media, video, creating infographics and email newsletter strategies.…

Craft Beer, Cheese and Chocolate Tasting for Charity

As an Impact Hub member, the title for this program caught my eye. I love craft beer, cheese and chocolate individually, and all together is even better! Knowing my funds would go to a worthwhile local agency made it easy to commit, and who wouldn’t love such a “unique tasting event” that happens right at my office?…

“How a Social Entrepreneur Raised $18 Million” – An Evening with Classy.org

On February 3rd, City Awake hosted a fireside chat entitled “How a Social Entrepreneur Raised $18 Million” with Pat Walsh, one of the co-founders of Classy.org. This anticipated event was well-attended by approximately 100 local entrepreneurs and venture capitalists seeking to understand how to secure funding and when to invest, respectively. …

Is Your Business Idea a Good One? Tips on Product Launches from a Recent Event

On a brisk night this February, founders, students from Wentworth’s Accelerate program, and nonprofit organizers gathered to hear from one of Boston’s leading digital innovators to answer a critical question: “Is your product idea a good one?” Ian Cross, a longtime marketer with companies including IBM and TJX, is currently the head of The Center for Marketing Technology at Bentley University.…

Learning More About Hubber Bozhanka Vitanova

Impact Hub Host Nitin Chand sat down with Bozhanka Vitanova, Co-founder and Program Director at Yunus & Youth, which helps exceptional young people build impactful social businesses, anywhere in the world.   Tell us, what is Yunus & Youth? Yunus & Youth helps young people under thirty years old build successful social businesses.…

Hades United – A Literary Journey with an Artist into the Self

“A gift, Mom.  It’s a pomegranate!” said Persephone in response to the anguished look on her mother’s face.  Nothing could soothe the now frantic Demeter, who had just negotiated the release of her daughter from the hands of Hades, the Greek god of the underworld.  …

Getting to Know Toma Officer, Community Member

I recently sat down with Toma Officer, who’s currently working as a freelancer, to learn more about how he got involved with CityAwake and Unreasonable Labs. What are you currently working on? Toma quit his day job in October 2015. He had previously been working as a due diligence analyst for a company called CrowdCheck, whose clients are so-called investment crowdfunding platforms.…

Artlifting’s Liz Powers discusses Homelessness, Art, and Social Impact

  Hubber Nitin Chand recently sat down with Boston Changemaker Liz Powers, Artlifting’s “Co-Founder, Chief Happiness Spreader”.     Nitin, on behalf of Impact Hub Boston: Tell us, what is Artlifting? Liz: Artlifting is a social enterprise that empowers homeless and disabled artists, we help them sell their artwork.…