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Diane Drops a Beat for Innovation and Diversity

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…)

Inside The Tent: Digital Career Development for Alumni, by Alumni

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…)

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