Boston startup ecosystem – busy first week in June

Its been a great, if not extremely busy first week of June.

The Angel Boot Camp was a success by all accounts and CommonAngels was delighted to be a sponsor.  Congratulations to Jon Pierce for all his hard work organizing the event.  I enjoyed being part of the panel discussion on the “angel ecosystem” and you can check out some of the day including pitches here.

The next day started with our quarterly angel group syndication day at Microsoft NERD.  Four strong companies presented that already have some level of angel group sponsorship.

That evening the 10 TechStars Boston teams put on their demo pitches.  I’m a mentor in the program and for the second year running was amazed at the transition that took place with all teams from where they started 3 months ago.  I thought everyone did a fantastic job and have heard consistent good comments from many other angel investors.  I look forward to investing and working with several of the companies.  Wade Roush from Xconomy has a very good write-up on the 10 companies.

The next day I joined Shawn Broderick, David Aronoff, Dave Barrett, Matt Fates, Peter Dougherty, Mike Grandinetti, and many others as a mentor for the 5 finalist in the IBM SmartCamp initiative.  Congratulations to Sproxil for winning!

Busy first week and it looks like the rest of June is shaping up much the same…….

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