Future of Aging ThinkTank

On November 3, Accelerate organized its second ThinkTank of the calendar year, this time doing so alongside partners at Innovate@BU. This unique event convened more than 80 students, academic faculty, and industry thought leaders to ideate with one another about the...

Voice.Health Hackathon Recap

By Griffin Campbell On Tuesday October 16, Boston Children’s Hospital hosted the annual Voice.Health Hackathon. This event was exclusively sponsored by Amazon and their Alexa team, and the event was hosted at CIC Boston. This event was focused on finding ways to...

Anil Achyuta Visits Accelerate for DeepDive

On Thursday Sept. 27, Accelerate welcomed Anil Achyuta into our space for our fall DeepDive! Anil was spearheading a conversation titled Innovation in Companies. We set up our classroom area in a campfire format, and students gathered round to hear Anil answer...

BootCamp Brings Local Innovators to Campus

The Accelerate space has been bumping since the calendar flipped the page to September, with a Pre-WOW Week event, the first fall HotSeat (which debuted at Workbar Back Bay), and a KickStart all in the books as the weather starts to, mercifully, cool off. This past...

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 teams made up of...

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 at the annual PitchRound hosted by...

To Patent or Not to Patent

 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 Massachusetts Super Lawyers/...
Catching Up With Noex

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 hospitals save money and patients recover...
5 Teams Funded at PitchRound

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...
Peekseeq Launches Beta Site

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. “We launched on Monday and it’s kind of...
Learning to Love the Problem

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 fully identified, a solution generating activity Accelerate encourages is...
The Rapid Rise of Pillar Technologies

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 in July when they...
Inside Look: Moonwalks

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 appeal to as many...
For Some, Accelerate Can Change The Future

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 after graduation plan doesn’t have to apply to you? “Accelerate...
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