MassChallenge Deadline is Approaching!

Top Startups Wanted for MassChallenge 2013. Application Deadline is April 3, 2020

MassChallenge connects entrepreneurs with the resources they need to succeed immediately with no strings attached. It’s the world’s largest startup accelerator and is looking for the 125 highest-impact startups from any industry for its 2013 program.

Benefits for startups include world-class mentorship & training, a driven community of fellow entrepreneurs, $10M+ in in-kind deals and $1M+ in grants with no equity taken.  Apply at!


Metro Boston Leads the Nation in Real GDP Growth

Courtesy of the fine folks at Universal Hub, the Bureau of Economic Analysis just reported that of the largest metropolitan areas in the country, METRO BOSTON had the fastest real GDP growth in the country in 2010!

This map shows how other metro areas compare. The associated article also talks about which industries were growing and affecting metropolitan areas (wholesale, durable-goods manufacturing, retail, financial activity). Interestingly, construction was described as detracting from growth. There’s more detail if you’re interested at

As one of Boston’s economic development initiatives, ONEin3 was pretty excited to read about this. It’s been a while since we’ve had a conversation through this website, but does anybody have thoughts about where there’s the greatest potential for continued growth here in Boston? Post your thoughts in the comments.


The Capital Network – Learn a Few Things about Getting Funded


We’ve been meaning to throw a plug The Capital Network‘s way because they do a ton of great work helping entrepreneurs figure out the thorny world of funding their companies.

So here it is: The Capital Network is awesome and you should start going to their events.

A few upcoming:

January 11th - A Breakfast Roundtable: Pitching the Plan - Learn how to identify the right investors for YOUR company and how to get them to believe in you and your vision.

January 19th - Expert Lunch: Understanding Debt Term Sheets - Yeah, this is where I leave my depth and I bet lots of you do too! TCN says you’ll learn “how to use sophisticated debt instruments to leverage company equity and reduce dilution.” Sounds great to me!

February 2nd - Expert Lunch: Utilizing Your IP to Access Funding - Can you license out your Intellectual Property Portfolio to raise cash for your company? Find the answer at this session.

February 9th - Evening Roundtable: Negotiation and Valuation - Learn what methodologies and tactics you should consider using to evaluate investment or offers.

March 16th - Expert Lunch: Transitioning from Seed to Venture Capital - Just what it sounds like and incredibly useful to all you ambitious startup people out there.

Now, we know most of these cost some money to attend, although it’s not exorbitant. You should be aware that TCN is a partner in the Stay in MA campaign and you may be eligible to have some of the attendance cost covered. Take a look.

Also, be on the lookout in the next couple months for a Boston Young Entrepreneurs + TCN collaboration. We’re talking folks, we’re talking. Only good will come of this.


Shut Up and Start Up

BostInnovation has done some tremendous work covering the entrepreneurial and innovation economy in Boston. This weekend, they’re getting everyone together and bringing some new people into it.

We highly recommend that you check out Shut Up and Start Up this weekend.

Starting Friday night and running all day Saturday, Shut Up and Start Up features networking, student pitches, marketing and prototyping working sessions and more.

We’ll be there and we hope you will be too!


  • Friday, October 22 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Saturday, October 23rd - 10:00am to 9:00pm

Location: Microsoft NERD Center, 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

RSVP and More Info: All you need to know can be found here