Piqued interests for the week of 1/21 – 1/27

Each week, I’m going to share what I read, discovered, uncovered, and found interesting. I read too much, often get sucked into Internet wormholes. Here is what inspired me, made me think a bit deeper, and, sometimes troubled or angered me this week: Susan Cain’s TED Talk –  The idea of getting away, finding quiet,…

Maximize a photo op with Spotted, Techstars standouts

Marketing in real life It’s not too often that the perfect example to explain why your startup is necessary to the world comes along serendipitously, but this is what happened this week for Spotted. Actually, this happened twice this week. During one of last week’s Cavs-Raptors blowouts, Lebron James ended up in the crowd during…

The Lull, through Grapevine, Maine and running

The “Lull,” reality or perception This week, there is no central feature for Utterly Biased. Just a question. What is your current perception of the Boston startup community, tech ecosystem, or whatever else you may want to call it? Is it robust and thriving? Are there some incredible companies on the cusp of making national…

Jebbit and startup evolution, Skok on Zaius, UB on Medium

Do young founders evolve? Last Thursday, Jebbit, an interactive marketing platform that has recently expanded into more data-driven products, held its first-ever customer conference, which featured talks from co-founders Tom Coburn and Jonathan Lacoste, as well as HubSpot’s Kipp Bodner. The long-planned event, however, hit a bit of bad luck that, in the end, was…