The Business of Boston

Photo   (cc)  of Winter St in Boston, by  M2545  and published under a Creative Commons license. Some rights reserved.

Photo (cc) of Winter St in Boston, by M2545 and published under a Creative Commons license. Some rights reserved.

There is something intriguing about a person who will risk everything just to bring an idea to life. The type of person is often cast as fearless, ambitious, dominant, not to mention psychotic. I'm talking about entrepreneurs.

Last semester, in my Coffee + Culture beat, I gravitated toward early stage businesses brewing a fresh idea in coffee, from a new box subscription specialty coffee business to an entrepreneur who opened a pop-up coffee shop at an indoor rock climbing gym.

For the next few months, I'll focus specifically on new businesses in Startup Boston. The city is quickly becoming known for more than just churning out college graduates. Tech startups are booming in Boston. And more students are staying in the city after graduation, forging a career in innovative ways. Take the advent of the Boston food truck. In just a few years, food trucks have become wildly popular. Sam Williams graduated from Northeastern, and co-founded The Bacon Truck. The business launched just over one year ago when Williams and his co-founder didn't know what to do after graduation. 

Whether it's tech, food trucks, or maybe a cat cafe, I'll be covering the latest in Boston's newest businesses.