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Scott Kirsner, a 1993 alumnus of the College of Communication, speaks at the TEDxBeaconStreet event last year. PHOTO COURTESY SCOTT KIRSNER

TERRIERS INBIZ: Scott Kirsner on journalism, evolving technology

Terriers InBiz is a series that highlights Boston University alumni who have been innovative leaders in their field and have played a significant role in businesses, locally or globally. Journalism and technology are the two of Scott Kirsner’s predilections. He “was lucky to be born at the right time,” he said, as his graduation in 1993 from Boston University’s College […]

By Dave Sebastian· · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
The popular newsletter service theSkimm launched its new app, Skimm Ahead, which provides users with a unique feed of current events. ILLUSTRATION BY KELSEY CRONIN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Skimm Ahead emphasizes accessibility, immediacy for mobile media

Need to know when the next primary is? What about when Beyoncé tickets go on sale? Skimm Ahead, an iPhone app that’s an extension of the free, daily newsletter provided by theSkimm, launched this week, allowing its subscribers to be kept in the loop about events ranging from current news to concerts. “With theSkimm, we wanted to make it easier to […]

By Morgan O'Hanlon· · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
According to the Boston Athletic Association, the Boston Marathon has a sizable economic impact, bringing in $188.8 million to the city. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Economic impact of Boston Marathon on city, businesses, runners

Every year on the third Monday of April, visitors from around the world flock to Boston to cheer on runners in what is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious marathons in the world — the Boston Marathon. Whether it is the Boston Police Department, the Massachusetts State Police or a plethora of volunteers, the marathon is fueled by people. […]

By Olivia Deng· · 1 comment · Features, InBusiness
BostonTweet founder Tom O’Keefe ran the Boston Marathon for the second time Monday to support and give back to his community. PHOTO COURTESY TOM O'KEEFE

INTERVIEW: Business promoter Tom O’Keefe runs BostonTweet, Boston Marathon

For 26.2 miles, the founder of Flutter, BostonTweet and #DownloadBoston directed his energy elsewhere. Boston businessman Tom O’Keefe ran for the second time in the Boston Marathon. His dedication and drive to support his community flourished as he launched businesses that promoted local Boston businesses. He continued to give back to his community by taking part in the 2016 marathon. […]

By Jessie Levinson· · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
Sherrill Kaplan, a 1999 BU graduate, now serves as vice president of digital marketing and innovation for Dunkin’ Brands. PHOTO COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

TERRIERS INBIZ: Sherrill Kaplan on caffeinating Dunkin’ digital marketing

Terriers InBiz is a series that highlights Boston University alumni who have been innovative leaders in their field and have played a significant role in businesses, locally or globally. For Boston University alumna Sherrill Kaplan, it was all about finding an employer that believed in the same tenant she did: innovative marketing. She found her match when she was appointed […]

By Morgan O'Hanlon· · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
Janet Slifka of Amazon Echo discusses the reasons for her unusually woman-heavy team, during a panel for a networking event called "Women in Tech: Careers Beyond {Coding}" in Cambridge on Tuesday. The panel, which talked about jobs in the engineering world, included several leading women in the industry. PHOTO BY SOFIA FARENTINOS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Tech event encourages businesswomen in STEM

When a conversation about women in the tech industry begins, it usually focuses on the lack of female engineers, coders and developers. That all changed Tuesday morning in Cambridge. A breakfast and networking event called “Women in Tech: Careers Beyond {Coding}” worked to expand people’s views on the traditional “woman in tech” role. The Capital Network, a Boston nonprofit that […]

By Michaela Johnston· · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
Regina Snowden, a 1991 BU School of Social Work graduate and founder of Partners for Youth with Disabilities, stands with former ABC 5 anchor Pam Cross and former Dean and Professor of BU SSW Hubie Jones. PHOTO COURTESY NICOLE MALO

TERRIERS INBIZ: Regina Snowden on advocating for disabled youth

Terriers InBiz is a series that highlights Boston University alumni who have been innovative leaders in their field and have played a significant role in businesses, locally or globally. After graduating from Anderson University in 1970 and before entering Boston University’s School of Social Work, Regina Snowden had already created her own business. The social justice advocate for young people […]

By Navraj Narula· · 1 comment · Features, InBusiness
Irene Li represents Asian-American fusion restaurant Mei Mei at the IDEATE event, presented by Branchfood Monday evening at Community Work Services in the West End. PHOTO COURTESY SONYA HIGHFIELD

IDEATE reveals current trends, obstacles of food industry

A snowstorm was brewing Monday, but the cold didn’t stop a multitude of Boston restaurant industry insiders from gathering for Branchfood’s innovation event, IDEATE. Partnering with Community Work Services, Branchfood brought together entrepreneurs, chefs and investors to discuss the current state of the industry and its biggest obstacles. Sam Hiersteiner, a writer for Complex’s food blog, First We Feast, moderated […]

By Corina Pintado· · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
Girls dress as renditions of nurses from the anime show, "Vocaloid." PHOTO BY BRIAN SONG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Anime Boston goers “choose you,” Japanese dealers, brands

From “Pokémon” to “Dragon Ball Z,” Americans are no strangers to Japanese anime, and the fervor reached a high at Anime Boston this past weekend at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Hynes Convention Center. Since the inaugural festivity began in 2003, the three-day convention has become a marketing hotspot for many dealers and brands that say they’ve seen increased […]

By Corina Pintado· · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
BU School of Management Class of 1965 alumnus Victor Garo works to make financing student loans easier by creating alternatives to traditional mortgage payments. PHOTO COURTESY VICTOR GARO

TERRIERS INBIZ: Victor Garo on fighting student loan debt

Terriers InBiz is a series that highlights Boston University alumni who have been innovative leaders in their field and have played a significant role in businesses, locally or globally. When attorney Victor Garo learned that the average student in the United States graduates with around $30,000 worth of student loan debt, he knew he needed to do something to fight […]

By Jessie Levinson· · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness