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Entrepreneurs, Events, High Technology, Innovation, Technology Posted Jun 15, 2018 by Kayla Krause

Startup Spotlight Represents the Diverse Entrepreneur Field in Boston

One of the perks of working in high-tech PR is seeing and learning more about the next big technology, gadget or service. To that point, some fellow CHENers and I attended the annual Startup Spotlight earlier this week. Hosted by MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge (MITEF) and held at District Hall, we got the opportunity […]

Cyber Security, Entrepreneurs, Events, High Technology, Public Relations, Technology Posted May 18, 2018 by Kayla Krause

RSA Conference: The good, the breached and the partied.

With RSA Conference in the rear-view mirror, we’ve taken the last couple of weeks to reflect on the news generated and topics of conversation that have since lingered within the industry. With five of CHEN PR’s clients attending, exhibiting, and presenting at RSA, we received a variety of feedback and heard for ourselves the buzz […]

Entrepreneurs, Public Relations Posted Feb 16, 2018 by Carro Halpin

Catching up with Beantown Throwdown Winner – WorkAround’s Wafaa Arbash

CHEN PR recently welcomed local startup, WorkAround, at our offices for a PR brainstorming session. A treat for us as well as Wafaa – and not only because of the world-class eats from neighbor Sam Lagrassa’s –  the strategic consulting was among the prizes awarded to WorkAround for winning the Beantown Throwdown. Featured during HUBweek […]

Entrepreneurs, Events, High Technology, Innovation, Opinions Posted Dec 20, 2017 by Gabrielle Kondracki

The Cannabis Industry Continues to Grow as High as Sativa Strains

  The legalization of cannabis has spread throughout 29 U.S. states thus far, and despite the controversy over the substance, it’s likely to continue expanding across the country. For Massachusetts — the first New England state to legalize cannabis — conversation has sparked between entrepreneurs, innovation start-ups, tech companies and venture capitalists, among others. This […]

Entrepreneurs, Events, Innovation Posted Dec 4, 2017 by Gabrielle Kondracki

Tough Time To Be A Venture Capitalist? How ICOs Are Changing the Entrepreneurial Game

Whether you’ve invested in, read about, or discredited the evolution of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), it’s undeniable that the current flux of this new fundraising model is causing a controversial conversation among businesses alike. Last week, the MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) of Cambridge teamed with the Government Blockchain Association of Boston to host a diverse […]

Entrepreneurs, Events, Innovation Posted Oct 16, 2017 by Chris Carleton

Start Me Up! Beantown Throwdown Rocks the HUBweek Dome

Entrepreneurism is thriving across our region’s college and university campuses. Friday night’s #BeantownThrowdown – the Boston area’s top multi-school student company pitch-off – shined a spotlight on it. Sponsored by the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge, a dozen presenters took center stage in a HUBweek Dome on City Hall Plaza to promote their ventures. Competing […]

Entrepreneurs, High Technology, Innovation Posted Sep 13, 2017 by chenpr

Blockchain Can Save The World (and so can You)

Although not stated directly, the implicit message of last evening’s MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge Innovation Series event, Emerging Applications of Blockchain for Supply Chains, is that blockchains are (or should be) everywhere. Yeah, the event was about how open ledger technology can make supply chain management more efficient, but, as panelist Dan Harple said, […]

Company Culture, Entrepreneurs, Innovation Posted Sep 5, 2017 by chenpr

Toast to Beantown Throwdown At Dewey Square Bash This Thursday

A couple weeks ago we announced the Fifth Annual Beantown Throwdown, the region’s premiere student entrepreneur pitch-off, taking place October 13 during HUB Week. This Thursday, we’ll be hosting some of our Beantown Throwdown, MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge and HUBweek pals as part of our sponsorship of the Boston Calling block party series that […]

Entrepreneurs, High Technology, Innovation Posted Aug 17, 2017 by chenpr

The Beantown Throwdown: Five Years of Fun Launching Student Startups

Five years ago, in the spirit of collegial collegiate competition, CHEN PR and the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge hatched an idea to pit teams of student entrepreneurs against each other. The idea was simple: give young founders a chance to put their innovations and ambitions to the test in a live setting that could […]