Matt Triest

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This Unusual Startup Wants to Disrupt the $7 Billion Greeting Cards Industry

Entrepreneur Wombi Rose shares his startup company's ambitious vision and strategy.<p>You're probably looking for a few key things as you work on getting your new company off the ground.<p>You need an epic idea.<p>You need people to believe in that idea and fund your startup.<p>Importantly, you need a great …

Business Strategy

Boston is second best city for female entrepreneurs in new report

A new report looked at what cities around the world are the best for female entrepreneurs, and showed Boston’s a great city for female startup …

It’s no Silicon Valley, but Boston’s getting perkier for startups

The greater Boston-Cambridge area has no problem attracting bright young people from all over the world to its colleges and universities. But it has …

Silicon Valley

Wayfair and HubSpot IPOs Could Be Just The Beginning For Boston Startup Scene

While Silicon Valley firms hold back on their IPOs and there’s hand-wringing over burn rates, two Boston-based startups had highly successful IPOs less than a week apart. Just over a week ago, furniture shopping service Wayfair went public and raised over $300M in its IPO, then HubSpot had a …

Cambridge Startup Aims to Revolutionize Biking Experience

Within the first twenty feet, Andrew Schmidt was sold on it. Prior to his first visit to Superpedestrian’s office in Cambridge, Schmidt knew enough …

8 ways Boston can nurture — and keep — more startups

Boston techies like to point to Cambridge’s jam-packed Kendall Square and the seaport’s Innovation District as proof that the area is startup …

The 12 Luckiest Startups In Boston

Ah, the relentless cadence of Techstars. All over the world, every year, from London to Seattle, its waves of ambitious startups and inventors seem to rise and surge with the inevitably of the tides. Its entrepreneurs march in step through its bootcamps to the rhythm of the seasons.<p>It’s an …

Boston-Based Startup Accelerator Funds Nuke Detectors And A Cure For Viruses

There are a lot of ‘startup accelerators’ around these days. Probably too many. The standard model requires companies to give up chunks of equity in exchange for funding and three months of office space and mentorship. Most are reserved for a dozen or so web and software businesses, which then …

Boston Startup March Madness: The Top Two

It’s been a long March Madness. Heck, it’s not even March anymore – we’ve made the transition into April, and we’ve also come to terms with the fact …

The Business Journals

10 Wicked Cool Boston Startups You Should Know

If someone asks you to name a U.S. city associated with tech startups, chances are you'll start your list with San Francisco or New York, but …

Why is WhatsApp worth $19B? Boston startup Jana knows - Boston Business Journal

Other than Mark Zuckerberg, it appears Boston startup Jana has been among those paying the closest attention to WhatsApp.<p>Jana offers a mobile airtime …

Dunwello, focused on delivering better employee feedback, banks $1.4 million

Do you get too much feedback at work? If you're a manager, do you give too much? A group of investors are betting for many of us, the answers are no. …

What Keeps a City's Startup Scene Hot? Cambridge Shares Its Secrets.

7 min read<p>The Milken Institute wrapped up 2013 with a report listing the best performing cities in job creation, wage growth and tech economic output. On the heels of yet another disappointing labor report, it’s important to applaud areas where job growth is thriving.<p>Communities in California such …

Startups

LearnLaunchX selects 7 edtech startups to Winter 2014 Accelerator Program

LearnLaunchX, a Boston-based accelerator program for educational startups, said it has selected seven companies to participate in its program.<p>On its …

Startups offer vying technologies to change the way you pay

Think about the last thing you bought.<p>You pulled out a few bills or a plastic card, maybe punched a few numbers or signed a receipt. Perhaps there …

Students launch plane-sharing startup Flytenow, with backing from Dorm Room Fund - Boston Business Journal

Northeastern University student and pilot Matt Voska is using his dorm room as the headquarters of Flytenow, a plane-sharing site that officially …

Roxbury startup space could be open by summer

Gilad Rosenzweig is an architect and urban planner who is working on an interesting experiment: Can a tech startup space thrive in Roxbury's Dudley …

The Boston startup community can do more

The Boston startup ecosystems is hitting its stride. Charley Polachi wrote a great piece a few weeks ago for this blog highlighting how Mayor Walsh …

Exit strategy for sputtering startups: Get acqui-hired

In most industries, if you start a company that doesn’t fly, you lay people off, file for bankruptcy, auction the desks and equipment, and look for …

New shoe startups emerge in Boston area

The Forsake shoe brand started when Sam Barstow and Jake Andersonworked at mountains out West and got tired of their feet getting soaking wet from …

Boston-area startups