Data science is one of the fastest-growing and highest-paid jobs in tech. According to Dr. Tara Sinclair, Indeed.com’s chief economist, the number of job postings for data scientist grew 57% in the first quarter of 2015 alone, and searches for “data scientist” grew 73.5% during the same period. (more…)
Diving head first into a new career can be scary, but with the right connections and support, there’s no telling where you can go. (more…)
Learning is one of our core values as a company. We believe in trying new things, listening closely to feedback, measuring progress, and constantly improving how we communicate. (more…)
You know you’ve thrown a good party when you have to flash the lights on and off to nudge people toward the door to leave. And you know you’ve thrown a great party when people ignore you—continuing to laugh, hug and dance, even though the music has stopped. (more…)
The conductor of an orchestra doesn’t make a sound. He depends for his power on his ability to make other people powerful. [This realization] changed everything for me.
—Benjamin Zander, Conductor of the Boston Philharmonic (more…)
Higher education is changing. Undergraduate and graduate schools used to be the only options, but now more than ever people are seeking new avenues to take their careers to the next level. (more…)
CEO Diane Hessan had the honor of kicking-off an exciting day of learning, celebrating, and rap (see below) at BostInno’s State of Innovation Forum, yesterday at the Westin Waterfront. Addressing a room full of makers and doers and entrepreneurs who pride themselves on progress, Diane started off by suggesting that, from Boston’s accelerators, shark tanks, and IPO’s, we may have reached our tipping point. But, diversity—gender, ethnic, age, and industrial—can take us to the next level. In Diane’s words: (more…)
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our alumni portal: The Tent.
At Startup Institute, we have a talented, ambitious, and passionate alumni community. Our nearly 1000 full-time graduates have gone on to build products, grow companies, found new ventures, and make a real impact on the world. These people also pay-it-forward—a pillar of our SI community. They serve as mentors to new students, hire many of them, and leverage their connections to support the growth of the innovation economy. And, they never stop learning.
When Diane Hessan came on board as CEO last year, she fervently championed her vision for an online alumni experience—something that would truly embodied our mantra: “Startup Institute is for life.” (more…)