Boston’s Tech Scene is Thriving: Here’s a Firsthand Look
Despite its long history in technology and innovation, Boston often gets overlooked by those in the startup scene. But a recent event proved that entrepreneurs don’t need to be based in Silicon Valley to be successful. In fact — the local Boston tech scene is thriving.
Boston Tech Jam brought together more than 7,500 techies from different organizations to celebrate the local companies disrupting the technology industry. From niche startups like HarmonicDrive and Lime Bike, to major brands such as Osram, DraftKings, and Liberty Mutual, Boston Tech Jam proved that Boston continues to be a hub for innovation.
Here are a few of Highwire’s top takeaways from the event:
- Boston continues to lead the way for advancements in robotics, IoT, and artificial intelligence. We saw expertise while the BTJ team rolled out a new area dedicated to robots.
- Local universities continue to fuel young talent for local companies. This year, Kronos hosted a Battle of the Interns who set out through the city of Boston on a scavenger hunt emphasizing team-building and collaboration.
- As a whole, we’re still a highly competitive group of people! Just ask the cornhole games, mechanical bull or ski-ball games that had a line all night!
We hope to see you at the next Boston Tech Jam!