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America Runs on Guys Like Ed: Tracing a path fueled by social conscience and coffee

Ed Frechette, Entrepreneur-in-Residence
Ed Frechette, Social Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Ed Frechette has always loved the “exercise of wrestling with ideas.” But it wasn’t until recently that he began channeling his energy toward social impact. Learn how the ad guy-turned-Shea Center social entrepreneur-in-residence went from marketing donuts to making a difference. Read more about Ed Frechette »



TechTrek@Shea Goes to Cambridge Twitter and Accomplice Ventures Kick Off the Fall Semester

TechTrek@Shea visit to Twitter

Last year, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and global business incubator 1776 ranked Boston #1 on their list of best startup hubs, above New York, San Francisco and even Silicon Valley. The reason: the city’s “clear emphasis on next-generation tech companies specializing in education, energy and healthcare industries.” This fall, 25 BC students paid a visit to two of the companies leading Boston’s charge to foster innovation: social media giant Twitter and early-stage tech VC firm, Accomplice Ventures. Read more about the TechTrek@Shea »



Entrepreneurial Management: A conversation with CEO-turned-BC lecturer Doug Shaw

Doug Shaw

Doug Shaw ’77 teaches Entrepreneurial Management at the Edmund H. Shea Jr. Center for Entrepreneurship. We caught up with him recently to talk about how he took a world-renowned typography company from tiny startup to industry leader, what he’s added to his core course curriculum, and why he thinks it’s easier than ever to get into the entrepreneurial game. Read more about Doug Shaw »



Synth Study: New Research, New Competitive Strategies for Entrepreneurs

Mary Tripsas and Callen Anthony

Mary Tripsas has spent years exploring the question of how to position new products in nascent industries. Her latest research with University of Oregon Associate Professor of Management Andrew Nelson and BC doctoral student Callen Anthony finds new meaning in the birth of the musical synthesizer industry. Read more about the Synth Study »