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  • Sunrise Health Uses AI to Monitor Online Conversations About Mental Health
    Posted: Fri, 24 August 2018 16:34:41 UTC
    By his age, Shrenik Jain, a Boston native by birth, experienced firsthand what many people don’t witness over an entire lifetime. Working as a first responder since sixteen, he saw patients dying for overdose and suicide—and the effects of such experiences on fellow responders. In fact, the idea for his startup Sunrise Health came to Jain […]
  • Here Are BostInno’s 11 Coolest Companies Winners for 2018
    Posted: Fri, 24 August 2018 00:30:13 UTC
    If you were at BostonFest, you know that we had a blast. If you weren’t there, now you know: we had a blast—Sorry, beer is long gone. Among the countless enjoyable things you may have missed at our summer pillar event, there’s the list of winners of our Coolest Companies Competition for 2018. For our […]
  • Meet the Harvard-Born “Fitbit for Carbon Emissions”
    Posted: Thu, 23 August 2018 16:27:41 UTC
    We live in a golden age where apps can turn our phones into fake devices like electric razors, fan coolers and underwear color detectors (yes, your read that right). Thankfully for all of us, there are also apps with more idealistic goals, and definitely a deep awareness of the world outside phone screens—and Harvard-born Joro […]
  • Early-Stage Fintech Fund Vestigo Ventures Closes $59M Round
    Posted: Thu, 23 August 2018 14:25:48 UTC
    This funding round is brought to you by a venture capital firm. Cambridge-based early-stage VC firm Vestigo Ventures said that it completed raising its Fund I with $58.9 million. The company is focused on investing in fintech upstarts.  The company is founded by well-known people in the industry including David Blundin, Founder and Chairman of Cogo Labs; Mark Casady, former […]
  • This Heat Map Will Help You Navigate the Madness of Boston Move-In Day
    Posted: Wed, 22 August 2018 14:58:26 UTC
    We’re quickly approaching one of the busiest times of the year for Boston. Every year, between late August and early September, new and returning students move into dorms or apartments near the city’s universities. Known as ‘Move-In’ week, it’s a period that seasoned residents learn to dread, as it corresponds to increased traffic, blocked street […]
  • More Layoffs Hit Zagster
    Posted: Tue, 21 August 2018 21:06:27 UTC
    Zagster, a local startup that has been offering bike-share programs since late 2007, has made a round of layoffs for the second time this year. The company said to BostInno on Tuesday that a number of employees were affected by a restructuring and laid off. It’s the second time that layoffs have occurred at the company since […]
  • Office Envy: Inside AppNeta and Its Special Area for Cats and Dogs
    Posted: Tue, 21 August 2018 14:39:27 UTC
    Only two weeks ago, we pointed out that naming conference rooms after Boston neighborhoods is a trend among Boston tech companies. Our list should have included AppNeta, where conference rooms are named “Financial District,” “Back Bay,” “Allston” and so on. Regardless, the office of the Seaport-based performance monitoring provider has a few special features of […]
  • Music, Food, and Drinks: What You Need to Know for BostonFest 2018
    Posted: Tue, 21 August 2018 10:07:52 UTC
    Slowly but surely, the summer is drawing to a close. Your vacations, beach trips, and pool parties may be behind you, there is still one more event to get pumped about this August: BostonFest, our end-of-summer bash where we celebrate the city we love and it’s coolest companies. BostonFest 2018 will take place this Thursday, August […]
  • How Do We Fight the Opioid Crisis? These 10 Local Startups Have Ideas
    Posted: Mon, 20 August 2018 13:51:46 UTC
    The opioid epidemic in the United States is at crisis levels: two million Americans have become addicted and over 63,000 die every year. Since 2000, the number of related deaths in Massachusetts has increased by 500 percent and now averages around 2,000 deaths a year, making it a leading cause of death. In 2017, the […]
  • Why Burlington Is Great for Startups
    Posted: Fri, 17 August 2018 16:18:25 UTC
    This is the sixth and last story in our “Inno on the Road: Burlington” series, which is running several stories on Burlington (and Vermont) startups the week of August 13, 2018. As a Mass. native, I know a few absolutes: Brady is the G.O.A.T., never commute on the Green Line in August, the Bruins are the […]