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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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6 Ways You Can Help LinkedIn Help You

Social media has undoubtedly and completely taken over the way we connect, communicate, and engage with other people. It seems as though a new social media platform is always on the rise—whether it be Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or one of the other thousands of other social outlets. As a busy professional, it can be difficult to discern which of these platforms is worth trying out, and which will become old news before ever gaining any real traction. LinkedIn is the largest online professional network with over 433 million members. The online platform enables users …

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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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New Year, New Office! Full-Time Coworking Memberships Available for $250/month (Limited time only!)

To celebrate the start of 2016, we at Idea Space are excited to offer the New Year, New Office promotion!  Anyone who joins as a Full-Time Member between now and January 31st will receive the first 3 months for $250/month and we’ll waive the setup fee! A Full-Time Membership includes a business mailing address, complimentary coffee/snacks, wifi, monthly conference room hours and more — not to mention the company of some inspiring coworking neighbors & friends! A 3-month minimum commitment is required to take advantage of this promotion, which amounts to a total savings of …

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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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Idea Space Member Feature: Bryan Hinkley, Founder of Gratitude Sound

A few months ago Bryan Hinkley, founder of Gratitude Sound, was in an Idea Space conference room getting ready for a presentation he was giving to Arnold Worldwide later that week. Bryan asked if we wouldn’t mind sitting in as his “audience” while he practiced, and we happily agreed. We were so impressed by what we heard that day that we asked Bryan for a follow-up interview, and today we’re excited to share some details from our conversation with him!  What is Gratitude Sound? Gratitude Sound is a Boston-based company …

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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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