The Boston Startup Bucket List: 10 Things you have to do as an Entrepreneur

1. Hear Bill Warner’s "Startup from the Heart"- Bill Warner, affectionately known by some as ‘The Godfather of Boston Startups’ gives an amazing talk about how you should build a business with true intentions that everyone should hear.

Milk & Broad Cooperative Coworking Space and Dedicated Offices

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Location: 
50-52 Broad Street, Boston, MA
A community workspace and office space in the heart of Boston's Financial District
Cost: 
$200 to $600 per month

Guide: Getting A Startup Job in Boston

With The Boston Startup School Expose today and friends that are recent graduates asking about employment any advice on how best to navigate the Boston tech job market would be really appreciated by them. So I outlined a process that worked for me after being suggested to it by local entrepreneurs and hiring managers.

Dr. Hacklove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Tech

 

As a self-proclaimed business guy I believed I would much sooner run a marathon than have anything to do with a hackathon. However, as life runs on a mysterious course… I found myself Saturday sitting in front of 150 eager developers and designers, running the show for AngelHack Boston. Having barely passed the CSS Styles portion of the 1 week web-design portion of my college education, it is safe to say I felt a bit out of touch with the target market and the challenge. But, after learning from 48 hours of pure hacking, here are three tips to leading a successful hack that you can be proud of:

Who says Boston can't dance?

It’s a proven formula:

Live Music

+/- Alcohol

+ Entrepreneurs

= Memorable Connections

 

Boston has great resources including co-working spaces like Dogpatch and the Cambridge Innovation Center, accelerator programs like Mass Challenge and Techstars and generous sponsors like Silicon Valley Bank, Microsoft and T3 Advisors. But Boston also has some kickass parties!

Bentley Microfinance Group

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Bentley University, Waltham MA 02482
Bentley Microfinance Group targets lending to local entrepreneurs in the Greater Boston area who have found the traditional means of accessing capital closed to them.
Cost: 
None

Second & Fourth

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Location: 
Greater Boston Area
Second & Fourth is an angel/seed stage group located in the greater Boston area founded by seasoned start up & former Facebook executives Steve King & PJ Solomon.

Boston University School of Management Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurial Leadership Program

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Location: 
Boston University School of Management Executive Leadership Center 595 Commonwealth Avenue - 4th Floor Boston, MA
An intensive & specialized graduate program designed for motivated entrepreneurs. World-renowned business school faculty & industry experts will help you develop an investment-grade plan.
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Contact us for tuition information

Does Boston Have Too Many Startups? A response to Kirsner’s Sunday Globe Article

In the Sunday Globe this week, Scott Kirsner posed the question, "Does Boston Have Too Many Startups?"  The article seemed to try to make the argument that all our little startups should just be employees at bigger startups (disregarding how bigger startups, start out...).

The article is really best summed up in the quote in the article by Craig Driscoll, "companies that hope to grow need to do more than complain about how tight the talent market is." I find it fitting that coincidentally, Ryan Durkin, COO of CampusLive (and mentee of Mr. Driscoll as a Highland Capital portfolio company) writes about attracting talent today.

I've spoken with a number of friends about the article and had some interesting Twitter conversations as well and wanted to highlight some of the key points that came from them.  (Note: Kirsner sought out some thoughts which you can see on his Globe blog here.)

EdTechup

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Location: 
Boston, MA
EdTechup brings together leaders in education and entrepreneurship who are interested in community building, idea sharing, and fostering better learning through technology.
Cost: 
Free
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