CauseShift Moves to a New Home in Boston’s Innovation District
#1 Thing to Learn from This Post:
The CauseShift headquarters is now located in Boston’s Innovation District.
A More Detailed Exploration:
I am pleased to announce CauseShift has moved to the high energy world of MassChallenge on the 14th floor of the Fan Pier building in Boston’s bustling Innovation District. Thanks to my work on the Startup America Partnership launch, I met John Harthorne, CEO and co-founder of MassChallenge, last spring and have served alongside him on the Startup Massachusetts working group since then.
Over the past couple months, I have spent time with him and his team helping them prepare for their first SXSW Interactive Festival. From these interactions, it became clear we had great synergy and it would make sense for me to move my operations inside their robust ecosystem.
CauseShift’s first day in MassChallenge coincided with the MassChallenge 2012 Launch Event. I choose to believe Governor Deval Patrick and Mayor Thomas Menino spent time here today to officially welcome CauseShift to the Innovation District. I blushed from all the attention. [You can't shake me of this belief and you can't prove otherwise].
What is Boston’s Innovation District?
According to its official website, the Innovation District is:
“A new approach is called for on the waterfront – one that is both more deliberate and more experimental… The massive expanse of the South Boston waterfront, with its existing knowledge base, opportunity for growth, and world-class infrastructure is ripe to produce world-class products and services.”
-Mayor Thomas M. Menino
What is MassChallenge?
Simply put, MassChallenge is a robust ecosystem for the world’s best startups. Here’s how they put it:
We help early-stage entrepreneurs win.
We connect entrepreneurs with the resources they need to launch and succeed immediately.
Our primary activities include running an annual global accelerator program and startup competition, documenting and organizing key resources, and organizing training and networking events.
I’m looking forward to the connections and opportunities that come from being located in such a high density of companies and people. The Innovation District is attracting high quality companies. Even more good times will ensue when SchneiderMike, Eric Leist, and the rest of the Allen & Gerritsen crew move in down the street.
So when you’re in Boston next and want to swing by to say hello. Just ping me and we’ll give you a tour. If it’s a gorgeous day, we can grab a table at one of the many harborside restaurants and break some bread.