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Meet Boston’s New Kid on the Block: General Electric

by Karoline Etter

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Boston is a proven pioneer in technology and innovation, so it’s no surprise to us that General Electric Corp. chose Beantown as the new location for its headquarters over other urban options like New York and San Francisco.   A city with such rich history, Boston sometimes gets overlooked as an epicenter for technology, but we’re no stranger to innovation. Boston educates the country’s next innovators in highly-recognized colleges and universities like MIT, Harvard, Tufts, Northeastern and Boston University to name a few.  

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Tom Menino: Boston’s Mayor Left Behind a Legacy for His Town

by Meredith Frazier

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On Monday morning, Mayor Menino’s funeral procession made its way through Boston. A quintuple-elected City Hall official, Boston’s mayor, and a citizen of this town, Menino prided himself on enhancing every part of the city he touched. In fact, the Boston Globe accredits him with turning Boston into “a hub of 21st century innovation.” Since BIGfish is located just outside Boston and we frequently work with local technology and innovation clients, we wanted to reflect on Tom Menino’s dedication to innovate Boston while maintaining the “at-home” and small town feel that make Boston a city to love.  

Boston Herald Features Beaver Country Day School for Lemelson-MIT Grant

by BIGfish

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BIGfish client Beaver Country Day School was featured in today’s Boston Herald for receiving a $10,000 grant from the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam program to build an automated robotic vehicular independence system to help people in wheelchairs with everyday tasks. The team at Beaver was inspired by Ann Bevan Hollos, a wheel-chair bound middle school dean and teacher at Beaver Country Day School, to develop a device, which (unlike current wheelchair backpacks and tethered trailers) will wirelessly follow the user via motion sensors and a Microsoft Kinect sensor. The InvenTeam created the hands-free device, named JARVIS, to carry up to 40 pounds of cargo after watching Hollos struggle to carry awkward or large objects while in her wheelchair. To read the entire article, click the photo or click here.

Beaver Country Day School Awarded $10,000 Lemelson-MIT Grant

by BIGfish

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BIGfish client Beaver Country Day School was featured in today's Mass High Tech for receiving a $10,000 grant from the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam program to build an automated robotic vehicular independence system to help people in wheelchairs with everyday tasks. The team at Beaver was inspired by Ann Bevan Hollos, a wheel-chair bound middle school dean and teacher at Beaver Country Day School, to develop a device, which (unlike current wheelchair backpacks and tethered trailers) will wirelessly follow the user via motion sensors and a Microsoft Kinect sensor. The InvenTeam created the hands-free device, named JARVIS, to carry up to 40 pounds of cargo after watching Hollos struggle to carry awkward or large objects while in her wheelchair. To read the entire article, click the photo above or click here.

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