Worcester Business Journal Highlights Economic Growth in MetroWest, Cites MassTech's Innovation Index

The WBJ's Emily Micucci covers a MetroWest economic development conference and cites statistics from MassTech's Innovation Index.

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Secretary Bialecki Celebrates Interise's Mentoring Initiative, Participates in Roundtable Discussion

NEW BEDFORD – Wednesday, April 30, 2014 – Housing and Economic Development Secretary Greg Bialecki today joined the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech) in New Bedford to celebrate Interise’s award of nearly $150,000 to expand its mentoring program for local companies. Bialecki and MassTech held a roundtable discussion with entrepreneurs, private sector partners, collaborators and Interise staff members on the importance of entrepreneurship and mentoring on the South Coast.

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MassTech’s Award to Mass Open Cloud Project Draws Local & National Media Attention

The recent announcement and launch of MassTech’s support for the Mass Open Cloud project drew considerable media coverage around Massachusetts as well as from Big Data and cloud computing trade press. Governor Patrick joined Housing & Economic Development Secretary Greg Bialecki, MassTech CEO Pamela Goldberg, Innovation Institute Director Pat Larkin, and executives from academia and industry to highlight $3 million dollars in funding for the cloud computing project. The event took place on Friday, April 25, 2014, at the Massachusetts Green High-Performance Computing Center in Holyoke, Mass.

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Boston Business Journal Cites 2014 Mass Big Data Report

The Boston Business Journal's David Harris covered the recent release of the 2014 Mass Big Data Report, a study published by MassTech and the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership which took a comprehensive look at the Big Data sector in the Commonwealth.

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Daily Hampshire Gazette editorial: "The Entrepreneurial Spirit"

The Daily Hampshire Gazette today published an editorial praising the work of the Springfield-based Valley Venture Mentors program. In the piece, the Gazette's editorial board notes the importance of VVM's work with startups in the region, noting that "[e]fforts like Valley Venture Mentors can be a catalyst for economic development."

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Outlets Across Massachusetts Cover Release of 2013 'Innovation Index'

MassTech’s launch of the ‘Annual Index of the Massachusetts Innovation Economy’ received coverage in a variety of media outlets across the Commonwealth, including WGBH TV and Radio, the Lowell Sun, and the Worcester Business Journal.

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Governor Patrick Meets with Local Innovators to Discuss Ways to Boost Regional Entrepreneurship Initiatives

LOWELL – Tuesday, February 4, 2014 –Governor Deval Patrick today met with area innovators to discuss the Administration’s dedication to fostering the innovation economy and entrepreneurship opportunities across the Commonwealth. The roundtable discussion was held at the Merrimack Valley Sandbox, a Lowell-based non-profit which works to spur entrepreneurship and innovation in the cities of Lowell, Lawrence and beyond.

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Computer Programming Events Sweep across MA

Boston, MA - In celebration of Computer Science Education Week, over 100 international partners have come together to promote “Hour of Code”, activities which will provide students with a brief introduction to computer science. The activities are designed to "demystify coding" and show students that anyone can learn the basics of computer programming and become a creator of technology, not just a user.

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PRESS RELEASE: Speaker DeLeo Hosts Panel Discussion with the MassTech Intern Partnership

Event highlights House’s commitment to workforce development and local businesses.

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Tech Firms Call for Mandatory Computer Classes

Executives from Google Inc., Microsoft Corp., and other leading firms want to require all Massachusetts public schools to teach computer science, so local tech companies don’t have to rely on foreign workers to fill future programming and engineering jobs.

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