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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Patrick Seeks $1.2 Billion to Continue State's Technology Investments

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JUNE 11, 2013…….A top Patrick administration official urged lawmakers Tuesday to approve more than $1.2 billion in new capital spending, saying technology upgrades will help the state better manage government services and make them more easily accessible while closing the digital divide in western Massachusetts and enable compliance with the Affordable Care Act.

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The Massachusetts health bill made technology ‘a priority’

An influential US politician, speaking during eHealth Week in Dublin, has said the evolution of ehealth from new to commonplace depends on “a synergy between the development of cutting-edge technology and commitment by government, healthcare providers and the public at large”.

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State lights first section of statewide broadband connection

In 2008, the Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI) set its sights on providing the Commonwealth’s underserved businesses, schools and municipalities with affordable high-speed Internet or broadband. Inclusive of these efforts, the agency’s list of action items included strengthening the states innovation economy and expanding technology-related opportunities.

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Massachusetts Broadband Institute opens fiber-optic link from Springfield to Otis and Sandisfield

OTIS — Fifth- and sixth-graders at Farmington River Elementary School brushed up on their Spanish and their rocket science Thursday with the help of students in Columbia, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland and a high-speed Internet connection from their rural Berkshire County town to downtown Springfield.

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