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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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@MassConvention: It was a full house last night at the BCEC for #BMB2015 - great night of thoughtful discussions!

@MassConvention: There are chairs on chairs on chairs at the BCEC, ready for everyone attending #expbio this weekend!

Ever wish your picture could be on the BCEC's 79-foot-tall Marquee? Be a part of our new "Me on the Marquee" collection, by submitting a photo that answers the question "How Does Boston Move You?" Selected photos will be featured on Marquee during the week of the Boston Marathon. Check our website for more info and the rules!
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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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"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: It was a full house last night at the BCEC for #BMB2015 - great night of thoughtful discussions!

@MassConvention: There are chairs on chairs on chairs at the BCEC, ready for everyone attending #expbio this weekend!

Ever wish your picture could be on the BCEC's 79-foot-tall Marquee? Be a part of our new "Me on the Marquee" collection, by submitting a photo that answers the question "How Does Boston Move You?" Selected photos will be featured on Marquee during the week of the Boston Marathon. Check our website for more info and the rules!
http://massconvention.com/community/me-on-the-marquee

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Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Gets Major Wireless Upgrade

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority has begun installation of a $2.6 million wireless infrastructure overhaul at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

The state-of-the-art upgrade will increase the number of existing wireless access points from 113 to at least 580, meaning a 413 percent increase in number of access points throughout the BCEC.

The MCCA, the first organization in the meetings industry to offer completely complimentary and reliable wireless Internet service at its facilities, has upgraded the wireless infrastructure at the BCEC four times since 2004.

Read more about the BCEC wireless project on TSNN's Tech Corner.

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“As a small non-profit, serving vulnerable women and children, we struggle to meet their needs with our limited budget. Donations from the Conventions C.A.R.E. program not only provide needed supplies to our families, but they also help to preserve our resources during these challenging times.”

- Robert D. Monahan, Julie’s Family Learning Center, South Boston, MA

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Ever wish your picture could be on the BCEC's 79-foot-tall Marquee? Be a part of our new "Me on the Marquee" collection, by submitting a photo that answers the question "How Does Boston Move You?" Selected photos will be featured on Marquee during the week of the Boston Marathon. Check our website for more info and the rules!
http://massconvention.com/community/me-on-the-marquee

@MassConvention: It was a full house last night at the BCEC for #BMB2015 - great night of thoughtful discussions!

@MassConvention: There are chairs on chairs on chairs at the BCEC, ready for everyone attending #expbio this weekend!

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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 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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Ever wish your picture could be on the BCEC's 79-foot-tall Marquee? Be a part of our new "Me on the Marquee" collection, by submitting a photo that answers the question "How Does Boston Move You?" Selected photos will be featured on Marquee during the week of the Boston Marathon. Check our website for more info and the rules!
http://massconvention.com/community/me-on-the-marquee

@MassConvention: There are chairs on chairs on chairs at the BCEC, ready for everyone attending #expbio this weekend!

@MassConvention: It was a full house last night at the BCEC for #BMB2015 - great night of thoughtful discussions!

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'Food & Wine' Says These 2 Boston Restaurants Have the Best Grilled Cheese in the U.S.

There’s something about 20 degree weather that really ignites our cravings for a grilled cheese sandwich. The simple comfort food (often accompanied with tomato soup) is a dish we all grew up with. And thankfully, it’s not hard to find in Boston restaurants.

 

Two of which landed in Food & Wine’s round-up for having the best grilled cheese sandwiches in the U.S. The list included 22 restaurants in the U.S. with the “Best Grilled Cheese,” and Boston was well represented.

 

The article names Roxy’s Grilled Cheese as having one of the best in the country. The food truck and brick-and-mortar restaurant creates some of Boston’s tastiest and most creative grilled cheese sandwiches.

 

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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: It was a full house last night at the BCEC for #BMB2015 - great night of thoughtful discussions!

@MassConvention: There are chairs on chairs on chairs at the BCEC, ready for everyone attending #expbio this weekend!

Ever wish your picture could be on the BCEC's 79-foot-tall Marquee? Be a part of our new "Me on the Marquee" collection, by submitting a photo that answers the question "How Does Boston Move You?" Selected photos will be featured on Marquee during the week of the Boston Marathon. Check our website for more info and the rules!
http://massconvention.com/community/me-on-the-marquee

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