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Starting a Company Right Out of MIT – An Interview with the Founder of Hipmunk

Starting a Company Right Out of MIT – An Interview with the Founder of Hipmunk

Apr 21, 2012

Move over Alvin and friends, there’s a new popular chipmunk to reckon with: the mascot of a flight search startup called Hipmunk, co-founded by fresh-faced MIT graduate Adam Goldstein (Class of 2010, Course 6 – Electrical Engineering and Computer Science). The idea came to Goldstein during his extensive travel as a member of the MIT debate team. Finding...

Student To Founder Series: Interview With Frederic Kerrest

Student To Founder Series: Interview With Frederic Kerrest

Sep 14, 2010

“Three weeks before graduation when everyone went off and partied in the Caribbean, I came back out to San Francisco and my co-founder and I sat down and did a lot of work.  I went back to MIT for graduation, graduated on a Saturday and two days later on a Monday morning we started fulltime in our new office together.  We hit the ground running,”...

Student to Founder Series: Interview with peerTransfer’s Founder Iker Marcaide

Student to Founder Series: Interview with peerTransfer’s Founder Iker Marcaide

Aug 5, 2010

Last June Iker Marcaide graduated from MIT with an MBA degree from the Sloan School of Management.  His graduation present?  Traveling to Barcelona to collect €20,000 for winning the HIT Global Entrepreneurship Competition as part of the HIT Barcelona World Innovation Summit and having his young company peerTransfer named the most promising early-stage...

Student to Founder Series: Paths To Building A Technology Startup While In B-School

Student to Founder Series: Paths To Building A Technology Startup While In B-School

Aug 4, 2010

How do you incubate a technology startup while in school?  How do you search for ideas, validate them, and pick your best one and go after it?  And of course, what are some of the startups created nowadays by MIT graduates?  These are some of the interesting questions that we explore in this interview with Nir Hasson, a 2010 graduate of MIT Sloan and founder...

Semantic Technologies Series: Interview with Will Hunsinger of Evri

Semantic Technologies Series: Interview with Will Hunsinger of Evri

Jul 22, 2010

I recently talked to Will Hunsinger, CEO of Evri, a discovery engine, delivering intelligent, real-time streams of information around popular topics enabling users to share and engage. The company has just under 40 employees and is based in Seattle with offices in San Francisco. How does the recent acquisition of Twine/Radar Networks impact your strategy? So we...