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The World Cup brings startups together

The MC Boston office has a kitchen with sofas and a TV. Normally, this room is used for quick meetings and getting work done. However, this summer the World Cup changed everything. One day, as I was working, I heard people screaming from the kitchen. I walked there to see what was happening and I’m surprised.…

Benjamin Norris

Team Bonding at Work

Another day at work? There is no such thing in the world of startups, especially at MassChallenge, where I work as a startup services intern. This Friday, June 13th, the startup services team decided to get out of the MassChallenge HQ and go out for some team bonding. We loaded up into several cars and…

Yumel Hernandez-Pascual

Startups in a NYC leading tech accelerator

This summer I’m interning at Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, a leading tech accelerator in NYC where less than 2% of startups applying are accepted. I’m specifically working in depth with a startup called Woveon, where we help companies derive customer analytics across all their different communication channels with the help of AI and Machine Learning. While…

Nicole Yapijakis

Ditching The City That Never Sleeps for No Sleep

Here I sit listening to Pink Floyd’s song, “Time”, never feeling so disconnected to the following lines, “Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day / You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way”. I am Nicole, a rising sophomore and Posse Scholar at Babson College. I am from New York…

D Coley

Tips for raising money for your startup while in college

There have been many articles written about college students raising money for their startups while in school. Some investors are totally against the idea, while others welcome youth entrepreneurship and the innovation that it can spur. If you are one of the young entrepreneurs raising money for your startups, here are a few tips: Seek…

D Coley

Advice for Entrepreneurs: Simplify your Pitch

This summer I have had the opportunity to observe and listen to many startups as they are raising money for their ventures. Here are my thoughts on a mistake that I have seen entrepreneurs make a few times: founders over complicating their idea. Every founder must be able to easily explain what their product or…

Aidan Dennis

Leveraging Your Internship to Make Connections

If you took the time to read this, I’m assuming you already know enough about internship and job searches that you’ve heard the phrase “It’s who you know not what you know” more than enough times. As cliché as it is – it’s the truth. I think Gary Vaynerchuk said it right when he made…

Jenny Ho

How Working for a Medical Accessories Startup has made me more compassionate

While I am not chronically ill a bulk majority of my friends all suffer from some form of chronic illness. My best friend and Big, suffers from heart disease that requires frequent trips to the hospital. One of my mentors and CEO suffers from Chronic Lyme Disease and other co-infections. My father also passed away…

Jenny Ho

Having an “Adult” Job

I’ve never wanted to be one of those people that grew up quickly. You know the ones I’m talking about – the kids that always wished for their birthdays to come for that one extra candle on the cake. Don’t get me wrong; this aversion to aging isn’t due to a fear of responsibilities –quite…

Priscilla Joy Ning

5 Reasons Why Startups Are Stealing The Best Talent

L Marks Working at NatureBox for the past three weeks has been an absolute whirlwind of new experiences. But admittedly, while I was driving to my new home in Silicon Valley, I was wondering what all the fuss surrounding the startup culture was truly about. After all, the area looked exactly like the Southern California…