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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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Boden USA

Coming to the Hynes Feb. 7. 

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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: Our CIO/CTO, Steve Snyder, shared his thoughts on IT career options and the role of the CIO in guiding team members. http://ow.ly/HXPjt

During a snow emergency, South Boston residents can park for free at the BCEC. Back Bay, Beacon Hill, & Downtown residents can park at the Boston Common Garage at a discounted rate. Can begin entering facility 2 hours prior to declared emergency & must exit within 2 hours of ban being lifted. Look here for more info.

@MassConvention: We're installing @SherpaSolutions turn-by-turn navigation @BCECNav! ow.ly/HDMlr #eventtech #eventprofs

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Boston is Tweaking Maximum Parking Hours in the Innovation District to Open Up More Spaces

On Saturday, November 15, the Boston Transportation Department announced that major parking changes will soon be made in the city's Innovation District. Effective Monday, November 17, the amount of time people park their cars at metered spaces will be changed in order to make parking more efficient in the heavily trafficked neighborhood.

 

The Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, which is currently tinkering with the idea of a pay-by-voice parking meter payment platform, collected parking data specific to the Innovation District to determine best practices for alleviating the pain that often accompanies parking.

 

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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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@MassConvention: We're installing @SherpaSolutions turn-by-turn navigation @BCECNav! ow.ly/HDMlr #eventtech #eventprofs

During a snow emergency, South Boston residents can park for free at the BCEC. Back Bay, Beacon Hill, & Downtown residents can park at the Boston Common Garage at a discounted rate. Can begin entering facility 2 hours prior to declared emergency & must exit within 2 hours of ban being lifted. Look here for more info.

@MassConvention: Our CIO/CTO, Steve Snyder, shared his thoughts on IT career options and the role of the CIO in guiding team members. http://ow.ly/HXPjt

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Tool to edit DNA revolutionizing research in Boston area

It is a fascinating quirk of nature: Simple bacteria have an immune system with a memory, which allows them to destroy invading viruses they have encountered in the past.

 

The phenomenon is more than just a scientific curiosity. In just two years, scientists have discovered how to repurpose the simple virus-shredding technique used by bacteria in more complicated creatures, a feat that is now revolutionizing research across the Boston area and beyond.

 

Using the procedure, which allows them to slice the genome with great precision — to edit it, in effect — scientists can cut and paste DNA synthesized in the laboratory to create animal versions of human cancers or blood cells resistant to HIV.

 

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Boden USA

Coming to the Hynes Feb. 7. 

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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: We're installing @SherpaSolutions turn-by-turn navigation @BCECNav! ow.ly/HDMlr #eventtech #eventprofs

During a snow emergency, South Boston residents can park for free at the BCEC. Back Bay, Beacon Hill, & Downtown residents can park at the Boston Common Garage at a discounted rate. Can begin entering facility 2 hours prior to declared emergency & must exit within 2 hours of ban being lifted. Look here for more info.

@MassConvention: Our CIO/CTO, Steve Snyder, shared his thoughts on IT career options and the role of the CIO in guiding team members. http://ow.ly/HXPjt

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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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Testimonial

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

- Event Exhibits & Operations, Yankee Dental Congress

Social

During a snow emergency, South Boston residents can park for free at the BCEC. Back Bay, Beacon Hill, & Downtown residents can park at the Boston Common Garage at a discounted rate. Can begin entering facility 2 hours prior to declared emergency & must exit within 2 hours of ban being lifted. Look here for more info.

@MassConvention: We're installing @SherpaSolutions turn-by-turn navigation @BCECNav! ow.ly/HDMlr #eventtech #eventprofs

@MassConvention: Our CIO/CTO, Steve Snyder, shared his thoughts on IT career options and the role of the CIO in guiding team members. http://ow.ly/HXPjt

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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.

 

Read More

Feature Video

Testimonial

"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

Social

@MassConvention: Our CIO/CTO, Steve Snyder, shared his thoughts on IT career options and the role of the CIO in guiding team members. http://ow.ly/HXPjt

@MassConvention: We're installing @SherpaSolutions turn-by-turn navigation @BCECNav! ow.ly/HDMlr #eventtech #eventprofs

During a snow emergency, South Boston residents can park for free at the BCEC. Back Bay, Beacon Hill, & Downtown residents can park at the Boston Common Garage at a discounted rate. Can begin entering facility 2 hours prior to declared emergency & must exit within 2 hours of ban being lifted. Look here for more info.

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