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16 MassChallenge startups take home prize money; 4 win $100K

Boston startup accelerator MassChallenge on Tuesday named 16 startups as cash prize winners for the 2012 competition, with the companies sharing $1 million in total and four winning the grand prize of $100,000. 

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Computer Programming Events Sweep across MA

Boston, MA - In celebration of Computer Science Education Week, over 100 international partners have come together to promote “Hour of Code”, activities which will provide students with a brief introduction to computer science. The activities are designed to "demystify coding" and show students that anyone can learn the basics of computer programming and become a creator of technology, not just a user.

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Massachusetts to Host US-EU Conference on Connected Health in October

JUNE 19, 2012 - BOSTON, MA - Senate President Therese Murray (D-Plymouth) announced today that the European Commission has selected Massachusetts to hold an October conference on the US-EU Memorandum of Understanding on eHealth.

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More angels in Mass.Outfield

That tired notion about having to go westward to find startup cash?

That’s so last decade.

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Governor Patrick Meets with Local Innovators to Discuss Ways to Boost Regional Entrepreneurship Initiatives

LOWELL – Tuesday, February 4, 2014 –Governor Deval Patrick today met with area innovators to discuss the Administration’s dedication to fostering the innovation economy and entrepreneurship opportunities across the Commonwealth. The roundtable discussion was held at the Merrimack Valley Sandbox, a Lowell-based non-profit which works to spur entrepreneurship and innovation in the cities of Lowell, Lawrence and beyond.

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4,789 Providers In Massachusetts Receive $173,544,908 Under EHR Incentive Programs

JUNE 19, 2012 - More than 100,000 health care providers have been paid under the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs.

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Mass. Innovation Economy Generating Thousands Of New Jobs

BOSTON (CBS) – A study released Monday morning by the Mass Technology Collaborative finds that the state’s

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Daily Hampshire Gazette editorial: "The Entrepreneurial Spirit"

The Daily Hampshire Gazette today published an editorial praising the work of the Springfield-based Valley Venture Mentors program. In the piece, the Gazette's editorial board notes the importance of VVM's work with startups in the region, noting that "[e]fforts like Valley Venture Mentors can be a catalyst for economic development."

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The ‘Alternative Quality Contract,’ Based On A Global Budget, Lowered Medical Spending And Improved Quality

JULY 12, 2012 - Seven provider organizations in Massachusetts entered the Blue Cross Blue Shield Alternative Quality Contract in 2009, followed by four more organizations in 2010.

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