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In an attempt to build on a thriving community of local technology startups and civic technology efforts, city leaders are gathering entrepreneurs to share their work.
Colin Wood is the managing editor of StateScoop. Before that, he was a staff writer for Government Technology magazine. Before that, he taught Engl...
To celebrate local technological victories, entrepreneurs from a variety of disciplines gathered from around Boston to share their contributions to the city in its first Courtyard Innovation Festival on Thursday night.
Designed to convene, inform and grow one of the nation's most vibrant technology scenes, the festival was hosted by Mayor Martin Walsh and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. Six speakers from five categories — innovation, mobility, agriculture, creative freelance work and personal robotics — shared how they're contributing to the local economy and their plans for expansion.
"It's a one-night speaker event that highlights the new technologies and startups that are shaping the future of Boston," said Jackie Lender, event organizer and Harvard City of Boston presidential fellow.
Speakers scheduled for the event included: