Where Einstein Meets Edison

Diet Entrepreneurship: How Competitions Give a Sample of Entrepreneurship Without All the Risk

Diet Entrepreneurship: How Competitions Give a Sample of Entrepreneurship Without All the Risk

Sep 14, 2010

“Have you quit your job yet?” This is the question that confronted MassChallenge founder John Harthorne when he approached business tycoon Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande for help in getting MassChallenge off the ground.  Fortunately, Harthorne and his partners had quit their jobs to work on the startup. Deshpande replied, “Good. Then I can make some...

The Lifeblood of Life Sciences

The Lifeblood of Life Sciences

Feb 28, 2010

How Massachusetts Life Sciences Venture Capital Funding Has Fared in the Downturn. The massive Massachusetts life science cluster is made up of over 100 universities and colleges, 70 hospitals, 200 medical device companies and 400 biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies across the state1. In 2006, it directly employed over 75,000 people and was responsible...