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MIT Is So Innovative it Can’t Keep Up With Itself

MIT offers more than 50 courses related to innovation and entrepreneurship, enrolling 3,000 students across all five of its schools.

 

The MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition is about to celebrate its 25th year of awarding student entrepreneurs with the funding necessary to get their start. HubSpot, Akamai and Harmonix are just three of dozens of winners launched out of the program.

 

Student-run nonprofit StartLabs hosts a day-long Startup Bootcamp to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs, as well as startup career fairs and hack nights, all to catalyze campus innovation.

 

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“From planning to execution, your ‘can do’ attitude made the process a pleasure.”

- Event Exhibits & Operations, Yankee Dental Congress

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Did anyone catch the The Lawn on D on the Weather Channel this morning? Nice hat, Jim! ‪#‎LawnOnD‬

@MassConvention: Another day at the #newenglandboatshow - at the BCEC until the 22nd!

@MassConvention: We had a great turnout at the ON PHOTOGRAPHY art reception last night at Hynes. For more info go here

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MIT Is So Innovative it Can’t Keep Up With Itself

MIT offers more than 50 courses related to innovation and entrepreneurship, enrolling 3,000 students across all five of its schools.

 

The MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition is about to celebrate its 25th year of awarding student entrepreneurs with the funding necessary to get their start. HubSpot, Akamai and Harmonix are just three of dozens of winners launched out of the program.

 

Student-run nonprofit StartLabs hosts a day-long Startup Bootcamp to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs, as well as startup career fairs and hack nights, all to catalyze campus innovation.

 

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"The champion of this department was Levy Restaurants, an event and catering company associated with Hynes Convention Center. Levy’s cupcakes were basically beyond words. I’ve never tasted a better crafted cupcake in my entire 26 year-cupcake-eating-life."

- Jessica Cickay, Food Blogger

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@MassConvention: Another day at the #newenglandboatshow - at the BCEC until the 22nd!

Did anyone catch the The Lawn on D on the Weather Channel this morning? Nice hat, Jim! ‪#‎LawnOnD‬

@MassConvention: We had a great turnout at the ON PHOTOGRAPHY art reception last night at Hynes. For more info go here

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MBTA officials trumpet record ridership in October

The T set a record for ridership in October, with more than 37 million passenger trips, the transit agency said Friday.

 

Previously, October 2013 held the record, with about 36.7 million trips, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority said. The new benchmark, 37.3 million, came three months after the MBTA raised fares by 5 percent.

 

“It’s part of the general trend that we see in big cities throughout America,” said Marc Draisen, executive director of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council. “More people are postponing getting driver’s licenses, more people are choosing to live without cars or with one car instead of two, more people are trying to avoid parking costs . . . and generally — in big cities across America — public transit is just becoming more popular.”

 

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“There’s nothing more rewarding to me than seeing a city-kid on a boat for the first time — smiling, confident, and amazed after catching their first fish. To keep our program running, we rely on the generosity and support of programs like the MCCA’s Community Partnership Grants. Their commitment to community programs, particularly youth programs, makes our small operation and all those smiles possible.”

- John Hoffman, Fishing Academy, Brighton, MA

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@MassConvention: Another day at the #newenglandboatshow - at the BCEC until the 22nd!

@MassConvention: We had a great turnout at the ON PHOTOGRAPHY art reception last night at Hynes. For more info go here

Did anyone catch the The Lawn on D on the Weather Channel this morning? Nice hat, Jim! ‪#‎LawnOnD‬

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Rock on! Boston tech conferences get an entertainment upgrade

In boom times for the tech industry, the bands playing the private parties and customer conferences get more recognizable. This year, acts like OK Go, Parliament Funkadelic, and the Dropkick Murphys have played for fist-pumping crowds of social media mavens, digital publishing gurus, and roboticists.

 

A few snapshots from the fall concert season…

 

Just before its October initial public offering, the digital marketing company HubSpot had two big acts at Inbound, its annual customer conclave. Viral video hit-meisters OK Go made a surprise morning appearance during the conference, playing “Here It Goes Again.” Yes, there were people doing the famous treadmill routine onstage at the Boston Convention and Expo Center, too.

 

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"The outside marque at the BCEC not only added excitement around our event but it attracted buzz in the surrounding community and drew the attention of the media who put photos of the digital display in their press articles about our event!"

- Cory Bolotsky, MassChallenge, Inc

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@MassConvention: We had a great turnout at the ON PHOTOGRAPHY art reception last night at Hynes. For more info go here

@MassConvention: Another day at the #newenglandboatshow - at the BCEC until the 22nd!

Did anyone catch the The Lawn on D on the Weather Channel this morning? Nice hat, Jim! ‪#‎LawnOnD‬

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Convention center plans Wi-Fi improvements for 2015

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority said Tuesday that it would spend $2.6 million to upgrade its wireless network to support more users.

 

Over the next several months, the convention center will increase the number of Wi-Fi access points from 113 to at least 580. The public body that manages the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center said it had hired three companies to plan, install, and test the new Wi-Fi network, which it plans to phase in from May to September 2015.

 

“It used to be people were bringing in one device. Now we’re seeing some folks carry two, three, four devices into this environment, and all of those devices create more traffic on our network,” said Steve Snyder, the convention center’s chief technical officer.

 

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"The BCEC is one of the few convention centers that offers free Wi-Fi service throughout the facility. It eliminates the need to negotiate this "must-have" service, results in considerable savings and satisfied attendees!

- Linda S. Bailey, CMP, National Fire Protection Association

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@MassConvention: Another day at the #newenglandboatshow - at the BCEC until the 22nd!

@MassConvention: We had a great turnout at the ON PHOTOGRAPHY art reception last night at Hynes. For more info go here

Did anyone catch the The Lawn on D on the Weather Channel this morning? Nice hat, Jim! ‪#‎LawnOnD‬

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