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Ideas Made to Matter Startups

24 MIT startups to watch

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A robotic bartender, customized skincare, smart clothing, and more.

Sep 10, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Entrepreneurship

State-level R&D tax credits create startups, but not success

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Tax breaks for research and development mean more innovation and entrepreneurship, but not necessarily better — or faster — innovation and entrepreneurship.

Aug 14, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Venture Capital

2 strong predictors of startup success

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Successful companies tend to set up shop in Delaware and protect their ideas.

Aug 5, 2019
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This MIT startup is putting the ‘you’ back in user

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Design research startup Human Element wants companies to stop selling to ‘users,’ start connecting as people.

Jul 19, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Supply Chain

Startups, cities jostle over access to the curb

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The ‘last mile’ offers threats, opportunities for mobility and delivery services — and municipalities hold the keys.

Jun 6, 2019
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Exit Strategy: Ligris Companies

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A founder explains why, when, and how he chose to leave the real estate law firm he spent 14 years building.

May 29, 2019
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Acoustic Wells taps MIT $100K Launch top prize

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A “stethoscope for an oil well” will test operating conditions and leakage.

May 16, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Venture Capital

Questions to ask before accepting venture capital

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And what VCs will ask to avoid the "cardinal sin" of startup investing.

Apr 22, 2019
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Exit Strategy: Ready4

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Six years after starting his test prep company, Elad Shoushan was tired. But to do an exit right, he'd have to do it himself.

Apr 19, 2019
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SokoShare wins 2019 Enterprise Management Lab hackathon

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SokoShare would serve as the intermediary between small farmers and large grocery stores in Kenya.

Apr 18, 2019
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