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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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How to Become a Student Entrepreneur

If our latest post Babson College Sets the Bar for Student Entrepreneurial Development left you bit by the entrepreneurial bug – we have some tips that will surely set you up for success! There are a few things every aspiring student entrepreneur needs to know before embarking on the journey and it all starts with YOU!      

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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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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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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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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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Coworking. Your New Professional Network

We all know that networking is a crucial aspect of the professional world. Business has long revolved around the idea that your personal connections and relationships can make all the difference.  But with social networking making the world a much smaller place, how can you tell if the connections you are making matter?  How do you know if you are networking in the right way?  If someone connects with you on LinkedIn, does that actually benefit you?  In an increasingly digital world with so many new options, it’s easy to …

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Can Coworking Really Help You Build Your Business?

What are the advantages of coworking space for entrepreneurs? We’ll let this infographic speak for itself! If learning about the advantages of coworking have left you convinced that it’s the right solution for you and your business, the next step is finding the perfect space.  At Idea Space, our goal is provide a distraction-free work environment to increase productivity, creativity, and entrepreneurial camaraderie — allowing you to work happy.  

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Do You Have a Scalable Consumer Product? Apply for Startup Rounds!

ABOUT STARTUP ROUNDS Startup Rounds is an exciting new web platform where startups can compete to win up to $20,000 in cash, and over $35,000 in resources.  All startups offering scalable consumer products – this is for you! The application deadline for this round is October 13th. Startup Rounds is a web platform hosting online sales competitions for companies offering early stage consumer products to: Find customers Validate concept & market Win cash & resources The company’s mission is to help early stage products launch into successful businesses…and that sounds pretty great to us. …

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