Bloomberg: The MBA Show Must Go On

Ever dream of being the Jay Leno of the MBA crowd? Well, now’s your chance.
Miro Kazakoff and Tom Rose, creators and hosts of The MBA Show, a YouTube program that was part shtick and part news, have graduated and put down their microphones to launch a business. So they’re looking for a couple of funny MBA students to take over. “The only skill you need is to be an MBA student, which is to say that you don’t need any skills,” Kazakoff says.
The duo began looking for new hosts last summer. While a couple… read more

Testive in TechCrunch: TechStars Grad Testive Raises $500K From HubSpotCo-Founder, Others For Its Test-Prep Platform That Adapts As You Study

Testive, an alum of TechStars’ Boston accelerator, has developed a new line of test-preparation products in partnership with MIT that seek to make old-school testing and test prep obsolete. With 10,000 students already using its customized test prep experiences, the startup is today announcing that it has raised $500,000 in seed funding, led by a group of prominent Boston-based angel investors.

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Testive Press Release: Testive Raises 500k

TechStars alum has helped over 10K+ students on their test preparation journey.

Testive (, a 2012 TechStars Boston alumnus, announced a $500K seed round lead by prominent Boston angels. Testive builds educational testing and test prep software. Testive’s TurboTest™ platform was developed at MIT and can accurately predict students’ scores on the SAT® and other tests 3x faster than traditional practice tests.

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@Testive in OnStartups: How To Help Startup Ecosystems: Be An EarlyAdopter

I just finished reading Brad Feld’s new book, Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in your City. In it, Brad states that sustainable entrepreneurial communities must have:

  • Active entrepreneurs who will be the leaders to drive the community forward,
  • A long-term view and commitment to build the community,
  • A continual set of activities that engage the entire entrepreneurial stack, and
  • An inherent view of inclusiveness that ensures that anyone is welcome to participate — not just …

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