A Conversation with Peekseeq

A Conversation with Peekseeq

  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.   Was...
SIL Reflects on the Summer

SIL Reflects on the Summer

The SIL Reflects on summer 2016! I think the Accelerate space just became a sort of second home over the summer. The people who work here and spend time here are so welcoming and helpful that it felt like a space I could revisit whenever I want or need. The amplitude...

Social Innovation Lab: Week 9

We began this week by finalizing our kit. We made three types of boards, and have narrowed the kit down to having a circuit board aspect to show a more technical side of manufacturing. We have drafted 5 unblockme games ranging from easy to hard and written an easy set...

Social Innovation Lab: Week 8

Week #8 was a short week due to the 4th of July break. During this week we thoroughly discussed or kit and what exactly it will target. After doing a few brainstorm sessions on aspects of the game we have landed on Maarouf’s Unblockme type game. We are going to have...

Social Innovation Lab: Week 7

Social Innovation Lab: Week 7 In concluding this week the manufacturing group has hit the midpoint of the summer co-op. Today we presented three prototype kits and an overview of our presentation to Helena. She was very pleased with our direction and is excited to see...

Social Innovation Lab: Week 6

After week 6 the manufacturing group has made great strides toward a finished project. We have put our research/presentation aspect on hold for this week and next. Our main concentration right now is to develop a kit or game that will help in the recruitment process....

Social Innovation Lab Week 5

Check out what the SIL has been up to! This week the BCM group made a lot of headway! We had a meeting with Anna and Cora from the Boston Children’s Museum to clarify what our deliverable was expected to be, and we went over what they wished for us to do. This meeting...

Social Innovation Lab: Week 3

After week three I feel as though we have collected enough information to narrow our problem, and start to develop a solution. I feel as though we have begun asking the same questions in each meeting and could be tailoring them to a more specified area of the overall...

Social Innovation Lab: Week 2

During week two we met with many people and organizations. In relation to the self-directed play project we met with Pop-up Adventure Play, Fablab’s for America, and the Children’s Museum. With respect to the manufacturing project we met with Bob Lepage, a man of many...
Accelerate Benefactor Anil Jha featured on IPOEF

Accelerate Benefactor Anil Jha featured on IPOEF

Anil Jha (MET ’68, HON ’15), benefactor of the Anil D. and Stefania R. Jha Ideation Space and friend of Accelerate, was featured this month on the Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation website. In the article he talks about technologies he has developed,...

Social Innovation Lab: Week 1

Our Social Innovation Lab is comprised of 6 students who come together during the summer to work on solving a problem. We asked them to reflect on their first week here: The first week was full of excitement. From the intensive design thinking crash courses to the...

Three Years of Accelerate

“When Accelerate was launched it was an experiment,” says Frederick Driscoll, the dean of Wentworth’s College of Engineering and Technology whose support helped to pave the way for the center. “Since then we’ve attracted nearly 3,000 participants from across the...
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