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Celebrate Summer on These Back Bay Patios

It’s finally here! In honor of the first official day of summer, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite Back Bay spots for outdoor dining, drinking (or both) to help kick off the warmer days ahead. Here are our picks for some of the best neighborhood patios to kickoff the season: BISTRO DU MIDI | 272 Boylston Street | bistrodumidi.com Bistro du Midi can be found just a few blocks down on our very own Boylston Street. It’s quaint outdoor patio overlooks Boston’s Public Garden, offering a view that’s tough to beat. Choose to take advantage …

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What’s in my Bag? Amy from Idea Space talks Boston Survival

Boston is a busy and an unpredictable city, from Red Sox game crowds to a 30° temperature drop within two days, and every other wonderfully chaotic moment we encounter in between – what we carry with us can make a big difference. Here’s what’s in my bag to help me stay one step ahead: Water bottle: This is the number one thing I always have in my bag, I like adding lemon for taste along with the many, many health benefits that come with drinking lemon water! Sneakers: Ok, so you have …

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2015 Brandathon: Top Agencies Offer Free Branding to Startups

ABOUT THE BRANDATHON Inspired by the March 2014 announcement of the Start Tank, Kathy Kiely, President of the Ad Club, decided to start the first ever Brandathon competition to bridge the gap between Boston’s startup and agency worlds, providing startups with world-class agency talent that they would otherwise have no access to. If last year’s 2014 highlight video is any indication of what we can expect from this year’s event, you don’t want to miss it! HOW IT WORKS Starting today, Boston startups are invited to upload a 60-second video …

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Babson College Sets the Bar for Student Entrepreneurial Development

In the spirit of honoring our alma maters here at Idea Space, this next post is all about Babson College. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Babson College #1 in Entrepreneurship for 22 consecutive years in its 2016 list of Best Graduate Schools. In this list, Babson is followed by Stanford University, MIT, Harvard, and the University of California Berkeley. According to Babson College President Kerry Healy, “Babson’s continued recognition by U.S. News & World Report demonstrates the academic excellence we deliver through our MBA programs and the unique way …

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Boston College Programs Offer Support to Emerging Entrepreneurs

In honor of one of our favorite alma maters, this post is all about the Carroll School of Management (CSOM) at Boston College. CSOM offers its students and young entrepreneurs a number of unique opportunities, including access to business plan competitions, networking events, and academic courses with a focus on practical business experience. The Boston College Career Center, professors and alumni serve as a tremendous community and support system, giving graduates a strong entrepreneurial foundation. Venture Capital Adjunct Professor at Boston College, Andrew Hession-Kunz, speaks to the topic, “Entrepreneurship is no …

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4 Tips for Finding a Job with a Startup

  If you read our last blog post Why you should Consider Working for a Startup, you may have been convinced that working for a startup is the right thing for you. If so, that’s great news! You’re halfway there… But now what? We figured a logical next step would be for us to provide you with some guidance around what to do next. To that end, below are some tips to consider when kicking off your job search in the startup world. Good luck! Network As described in a …

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Why You Should Consider Working for a Startup

Hellooo spring in Boston!! Isn’t it amazing how one 60 degree day can have you feeling like a new person? Aside from the weather, there’s something else great about spring in Boston – and that is, graduation! As we speak, there are thousands of students winding down their course loads, and gearing up to find full-time jobs. In this post we’ll touch on three reasons that these soon-to-be graduates (or anyone for that matter!) should consider working for a startup. Exposure to Different Skill Sets The first few years after …

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Fall Style: 9 Tips for High Style, Cold-Weather-Ready, Work-Appropriate Looks (Men’s Edition!)

As follow up to our most recent fall style post, below is the “men’s edition” which we’re really excited about! Continue reading for 9 tips on how men can build the perfect office-ready wardrobe for the colder months, without sacrificing comfort. 1.  Puffer Coats Bostonians rejoice! Seeing as the U.S. had the coldest winter in four years last year, a puffer jacket can be a practical purchase for getting to and from work without completely freezing. And if the full coat doesn’t do it for you, why not opt for …

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Boston – the City for Women in Startups

As just a few “women in startups” ourselves, this recent Boston Globe article caught our attention. When you hear the word “startup”, you might automatically think of Silicon Valley. Filled with young entrepreneurs and novel ideas, many people believe that Silicon Valley is the kingdom of startups. However, many tech leaders offer another insightful idea – they suggest that Boston is more welcoming to women in the startup world. Why? First, Boston has a geographic advantage. As a smaller city, the startups are naturally closer in physical proximity to one …

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Fall Style: 9 Tips for High Style, Cold-Weather-Ready, Work-Appropriate Looks

This time of year on the East Coast can be tricky for any style-conscious professional. One day it’s 40 degrees and the next it’s 75 and Boston, in particular, often comes with that brutal morning breeze (Back Bay wind tunnel anyone?!) Needless to say, the cold-weather elements can make it even more difficult to find the perfect high style, office-ready outfit. Below are 9 tips to help you find your best look with easy-to-wear pieces during this in-between time of year. This post is geared more toward women, so stay …

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