1. Articles in category: Entrepreneurship

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    1. Idea Mill seminar at Open Square explores whether new industries will create a 'new' Holyoke

      Idea Mill seminar at Open Square explores whether new industries will create a 'new' Holyoke
      “It is people who are creative innovators and people who are interested in urban revitalization,” said organizer Brendan M. Ciecko. “The conference is a really wonderful crossroads of all of that. We’d been having a number of informal meet-ups. I felt there was a lot more potential for a larger event, given the magnitude of the computer center.”
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    2. Interview: Valley Venture Mentors

      Interview: Valley Venture Mentors
      Valley Venture Mentors (VVM) is a mentoring program that helps early-stage entrepreneurs in western Massachusetts launch their companies. These companies are generally in the pre-funding stage, with many unexplored details to consider. The goal is to match each team with appropriate professional mentors to guide them through the process of establishing their business. Mentors have the opportunity to share their expertise and speak from experience, while supporting the young entrepreneurs through various challenges.
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    3. The brain gain -- Retaining our precious talent - Mass High Tech Business News

      The brain gain -- Retaining our precious talent - Mass High Tech Business News
      Economic growth and its resulting jobs are driven by innovation. Innovation comes from talented people. Last year, CNBC named Massachusetts the No. 1 state in education and No. 2 in access to capital. We must work together and do everything possible to earn the No. 1 spot in retaining talent as well. Our success, and the future success of the ...
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    4. Back to the Drawing Board

      Back to the Drawing Board
      LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification is the industry’s new buzz term, incorporating various energy-saving programs and environmentally sound practices and materials. There aren’t many who would argue against these design attributes, but is the certification plaque on the wall worth the price of admission? “Yes, clients are concerned with the overall cost of a project, and in many cases they are making the conscious decision to do the right thing,” Edgin said, referring specifically to two current clients at work on new police stations, in Northampton and at UMass Amherst.
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    5. Raising money and scraping by - BostonHerald.com

      Raising money and scraping by - BostonHerald.com
      Amherst-based Therapeutic Systems — which in May launched its wearable Vayu vest that’s designed to help soothe autistic children — has raised $325,000 in initial seed-round funding in addition to $66,500 in prize and grant money. As one of 125 finalists in MassChallenge, its two executives hope not only to win some of the start-up comp...
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    6. MassChallenge finalist pumped up by autism vest

      MassChallenge finalist pumped up by autism vest
      Mullen co-developed the vest’s DeePAD technology, which is licensed from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. It’s based on research started when he was earning a master’s degree in mechanical engineering there and continued during Ph.D. studies. The vest, which sells for $2,000 and comes in three sizes, is fabricated by medical device manufacturer Dielectrics Inc. in Chicopee. It has a removable hand pump that allows the child, his parent, occupational therapist or other caregiver to inflate or deflate the internal vest “bladder” to apply the desired level of deep pressure to the child.
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    7. Entrepreneurial Fuel

      Entrepreneurial Fuel
      It all started in 1931, with the leasing of a tiny gas station on Main Street in downtown Greenfield. Over the next eight decades, the company started by A.R. Sandri, later to be led by his son, William, and, today, grandson-in-law Tim Van Epps, has diversified into everything from heating oil to golf courses; from wood pellets and stoves to photovoltaic installations. The common threads among the generations are an entrepreneurial spirit, a willingness to take calculated risks, and an ability to anticipate needed services and then provide them.
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    8. Kofax to Acquire Atalasoft, a Leading Provider of Imaging Software Development Toolkits

      Commenting on the acquisition, Bill Bither, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Atalasoft, said: “We’re excited to now be part of Kofax, a proven leader in the capture market and natural fit for Atalasoft. The expanded resources and market reach now available to us will help expand our product offerings and innovate at a more rapid rate. I’m very happy to continue as the General Manager of Kofax’s Atalasoft business unit and along with the entire Atalasoft team remain fully committed to our end user customers and developer community.”
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    9. Innovation: How it really happens

      Innovation: How it really happens
      The chief point Gladwell is making is that it frequently is not the people who come up with a concept who successfully exploit it. It is often the second mover in the market, or even the third or fourth, who reaps the rewards and takes the glory. The mouse is not the only example Gladwell points to where Apple took an idea developed elsewhere and adapted is so well that people now forget that Apple was not the inventor of the concept. As he points out, Apple was not the first to offer an mp3 player or a smartphone, yet ...
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    10. Theraputic Systems of Amherst designs special vest designed to sooth autistic children

      Theraputic Systems of Amherst designs special vest designed to sooth autistic children
      Its developers, Brian Mullen and business partner Chris Leidel, both graduated from UMass in 2009. Their company, Therapeutic Systems, is based at the Amherst Center for Entrepreneurship at 196 Pleasant St., an incubator for UMass start-ups.
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    11. Springfield-based NXT Nutritionals gets Pentagon OK to sell Susta sweetner on military bases

      Springfield-based NXT Nutritionals gets Pentagon OK to sell Susta sweetner on military bases
      A sweetener with its roots in Springfield is starting to show up in military chow lines both stateside and around the World. NXT Nutritionals, a 6-year-old company with offices on East Columbus Street, has received Pentagon approval to sell its Susta sweetener and Healthy Dairy-brand of smoothies and yogurt cups containing Susta for use in military dining halls, including the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.
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    12. Crowd funding may be coming to a start-up near you as SEC considers new rules

      Crowd funding may be coming to a start-up near you as SEC considers new rules
      Back in December, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council wrote a letter to the SEC, pointing out that the vast majority of start-ups need less than $1 million in capital to build their model. Recognizing that the biggest roadblock to an easing of the regulations by the SEC are fears that crowd funding will lead to rampant fraud, the SBEC offered a menu of ways for discouraging fraud and protecting people against undo losses.
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    13. Massachusetts legislators come to aid of small brewers

      Massachusetts legislators come to aid of small brewers
      “Small brewers have been growing and creating jobs ever since the craft beer revolution began,” Kerry said y. “Today there are over 40 small breweries in Massachusetts and 1,700 across the country, and this bill will help ensure that these small businesses keep people on the payroll and create jobs even during tight economic times.”
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    14. Wilbraham inventor bringing CrookHook to a police car near you

      Wilbraham inventor bringing CrookHook to a police car near you
      CrookHook is two independently mounted, spring-loaded hooks welded attached to the frame of a police cruiser. Now, after 16 years of tinkering in his garage and $100,000 investment from his own pocket, Trigo is bringing CrookHook to market. He’s got a patent and the services of CrookHook CEO Paul R. Gelinas. He has an arrangement in place to have fabricators The Metal Men in Chicopee build it for him.
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    15. MassChallenge Amherst UnPanel: Not your mama's panel

      MassChallenge Amherst UnPanel: Not your mama's panel
      Instead of sitting and listening to panelist after panelist, UnPanels provide an innovative way to hear from a number of seasoned entrepreneurs in small intimate groups. So how the heck does it work? Several startup aficianados available for group discussions (max 10 people/table) You select panelist/topic that matches your interests You sign up for three 20 minute discussions Following the UnPanel, chat with panelists and attendees during Open Networking
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