Summer PitchRound: $22K Awarded to Four Teams

By Stephanie Crepeau                         August 01 , 2017

BOSTON – The crowd was large, the air was cool, and student teams came prepared to pitch their hearts out on July 20th at Accelerate’s Willson Hall location. The night featured five … Continue Reading

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Accelerate Celebrates Mass Innovation Night 100 (#MIN100)

Accelerate proudly celebrated Mass Innovation Nights’ 100th event (#MIN100) hosted by the Museum of Science. Boston’s community gathered to check out the latest in innovation and MIN100’s theme — space technology. The fun-filled evening included a feature of an indoor Continue Reading

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Mass Innovation Night #99 Recap: OCC Youth Unleashed Featured as Student Spotlight

By Stephanie Crepeau                         June 21 , 2017

ROXBURY – MassInnovation Nights hosted their 99th launch party and networking event on June 14th at the local Roxbury Grove Hall in the Thelma D. Burns Building. Their last double digit … Continue Reading

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CONGRATULATIONS: OCC Youth Unleashed Accepted into MassChallenge

Pictured above (left to right): Robert Simon, Chris Michel, Paul Joseph, De’Vante Mathurin, and Kyle Colon

BOSTON , MA – Accelerate Wentworth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center’s very own, OCC Youth Unleashed, is now a part of a global early-stage startup … Continue Reading

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Ready, Set, Pitch!

By Stephanie Crepeau           March 27, 2017

BOSTON, MA – The true value of a Wentworth education was on display Wednesday March 22nd as 35 students across over a dozen majors, making up 10 different teams, pitched their hearts out … Continue Reading

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To Patent or Not to Patent

Patents 101 image 2 Accelerate hosted “Patents 101” with special guest, Cynthia Gilbert, a patent attorney with a focus in software and technology. She is the Founder of Blueshift IP, LLC. On many occasions and as recent as 2013, Ms. Gilbert was selected in … Continue Reading

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Quotable Takeaways: Business Model Canvas

Michael Mozill, Associate Professor of Business Management and Entrepreneur, presented in the Accelerate space on the ins and outs of the Business Model Canvas. He shared with students the many benefits it has including its flexibility. He highlighted that this … Continue Reading

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Bootcamp Spring 2017: Seen and Heard

On Saturday, students got a crash course in entrepreneurship from industry experts at our Spring 2017 Bootcamp. In addition to getting a run down from Assistant Director Greg Affsa on the many ways the Accelerate Startup Challenge can jump start … Continue Reading

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Startup Challenge Teams At #MIN94

MIN94On Wednesday, Moonwalks and Myotherm represented Accelerate at Mass Innovation Nights 94. Take a look at the coverage by clicking the link below.

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Catching Up With Noex

The last time we checked in with former Accelerate Startup Challenge team, Noex, they were just starting their time at MassChallenge. Now, the program has come to an end and the team is looking ahead to a future of helping Continue Reading

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5 Teams Funded at PitchRound

On Thursday, ten Accelerate Startup Challenge teams took center stage and pitched their ideas for products and businesses. From registration software to music to automotive, a variety of industries were covered. These teams developed ideas for apps, muscle recovery devices, Continue Reading

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Intellectual Property: What Is It and Why Does It Matter

IMG_8527On Thursday, Accelerate offered a walk through on intellectual property with a presentation from WIT Alum, Carl P. Evans III. Evans graduated in 2001 with a degree in Electromechanical Engineering and went from a career in robotics to a career … Continue Reading

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Business Angels, VC and Finding The Right Investor

When it comes to securing funding, the possibilities can be overwhelming. Tetyana Astashkina, Strategic Partner at b-to-v Partners AG, came to the Accelerate space on Wednesday to simplify the process and explain in detail what kind of option is best Continue Reading

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Peekseeq Launches Beta Site

Peekseeq: the fastest way to make music. The former Accelerate Startup Challenge team launched the first beta version of their online music making platform on Monday and the results have been impressive for such a quiet launch.

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Learning to Love the Problem

In order to get to a solution, you must first define the problem. You have to learn to love it and all that it entails, diving deep to see it from a variety of different angles. Once it has been Continue Reading

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Tools and Tech: Students Engaged To Learn More

toolstech1On Thursday night, Lynne Riquelme, Head of Customer Success at Shoobx, Inc. presented to a room full of Wentworth students, faculty and Accelerate teams. In addition, Accelerate’s own Adam Zapotok (Co-Founder, BARS) simultaneously doodled the event for a visual representation. Continue Reading

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The Rapid Rise of Pillar Technologies

The past four months for Pillar Technologies have been nothing short of exciting. The former Accelerate team took part in several high profile programs and became the first team to secure outside capital. Their first wave of seed funding came Continue Reading

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Mentors Impressed With Hot Seat Teams

MentorsAt Accelerate’s Hot Seat event on October 19th, student teams had the opportunity to pitch and present the ideas they spent countless hours on in an informal question and answer session as part of the Startup Challenge. These strong preliminary Continue Reading

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Inside Look: Moonwalks

According to the Virtual Reality Society, VR is “the term used to describe a three-dimensional, computer generated environment which can be explored and interacted with by a person.” Far more interactive than a traditional video game, VR seeks to Continue Reading

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Catching up with Accelerate’s Beantown Throwdown Team

“Arrowood”- Catching up with Accelerate’s Beantown Throwdown Team

Earlier this month, during Boston Hubweek’s Beantown Throwdown, a dozen start-up teams from local universities pitched their ideas, with their eyes on claiming their share of $25,000 in prizes. The Wentworth team, … Continue Reading

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Design for Manufacturing with Dragon Innovation

On Wednesday, Anna Thornton, the Director of Quality and Engineering for Dragon Innovation, presented to a full house on the ins and outs of the manufacturing process. Students got a first hand look at all the details that go into Continue Reading

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For Some, Accelerate Can Change The Future

What if I told you, your college path didn’t have to be a linear progression? What if I told you, you have the ability to go out and create something on your own? What if I told you, the conventional Continue Reading

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Arrowood Represents at the Throwdown

CtesvOjWIAEHLhgIn September, Accelerate teams participated in some exciting events throughout Boston during HUBweek. One of those events was the Beantown Throwdown. This is an annual pitch competition between 12 Boston area colleges where each institute sends a startup to represent … Continue Reading

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E-Commerce for Everyone at Accelerate

“Get out there and meet people.” While e-commerce is an online based system used to get your product out to the marketplace, the key takeaway from Thursday’s session entitled “E-Commerce for Everyone” was for students to get out and engage Continue Reading

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A Conversation with Peekseeq

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Peekseeq is an interdisciplinary start-up whose mission is to make music technology more accessible. We talked to Alex, Krys and Ricky about their experience founding a company, what it’s like to pitch, and what accomplishments they are most proud of.… Continue Reading

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SIL Reflects on the Summer

The SIL Reflects on summer 2016!… Continue Reading

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WENTWORTH STUDENTS TAKE HOME PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD AT DESIGN MUSEUM HACK-A-THON

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In a city where every storefront, public park and new or historical architectural wonder is vying for our attention, the idea of activating an unused and overlooked part of the cityscape is a daunting task. Last weekend Design Museum Boston … Continue Reading

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100 Designers Are Hacking the I-93 Overpass

Wentworth students to participate in this weekend’s Urban Innovation Festival sets its sights on the forlorn connector between South Boston & the South End. Read on BostInno.Continue Reading

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Checking in with Noex at MassChallenge

When we last spoke with the Massachusetts trio called Noex, they had just gotten into MassChallenge as one of the 128 finalist startups for the 2016 year. The team, made up of two Startup Challenge alums, Scott Bonney BELM ’14; … Continue Reading

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Social Innovation Fellows Impact Manufacturing, Making, and Play Cultures

This summer, Accelerate, Wentworth Innovation + Entrepreneurship Center, is partnering with the Boston Children’s Museum and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as part of Accelerate’s Social Innovation Lab [SIL].

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