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MIT Researchers Use AI to Predict Recipes From Food Photos

We've all seen that delicious slice of lasagna, elaborately constructed sushi or a sophisticated slice of toast with garlicky aioli, tomatoes and snap peas...


Introduction to American Inno

A healthy ecosystem requires a number of crucial ingredients - great founders, successful serial entrepreneurs, an active investment community, universities, mentors, accelerators, co-working spaces,...

This Local Company Uses Data Science to Rank Data Scientists

Companies are hungry for data scientists. The job of analyzing and interpreting tons of digital numbers was listed as top occupation in America in...


Dog DNA Startup Backed by 23andme CEO Moves to Boston &...

Another backer is Section 32, the new VC firm from Google Ventures founder Bill Maris

NewStore Raises $50M to Help Retailers Take on Amazon

As Amazon continues to eat the retail world, how can brick-and-mortar stores expect to not only survive but flourish? Stephan Schambach, founder of Demandware, has...

Upcoming Inno Events


We know Boston is one of the best cities in the world to live, work and play. This summer, we bring the Hub's coolest young professionals together to enjoy the city we call home at a huge party: BostonFest.

BostInno’s 50 on Fire

50 on Fire is a celebration of innovators, big and small, people and organizations, across multiple categories.