CELEBRATING ENTREPRENEURSHIP OF ALL KINDS® — BOSTON
The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Babson College, and Citizens Bank brought together guests from around the city for the second annual Celebration of Entrepreneurship of All Kinds® on November 3. The evening celebrated the power of entrepreneurship and innovation to make a positive difference in organizations of all shapes and sizes in the Greater Boston Area. Distinguished guests included Mayor Marty Walsh, The Boston Globe’s Shirley Leung, and innovation stories from the Boston Public Market, Rapid7, and PillPack.
Liz Morningstar, CEO, Boston Public Market
More than 35 farmers, fishermen, and food producers from New England offer the public an opportunity to taste, buy, and understand what our region has to offer at the year-round Boston Public Market. It is the only locally sourced market of its kind in the country, and represents a partnership more than 10 years in the making between individual and corporate donors, foundations, the City of Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the Boston Public Market Association.
Corey Thomas, CEO and President, Rapid7
Fifteen years ago, three colleagues at a NYC software firm hatched a plan for a new digital security startup during the daily commute on the Rapid7 train. Fast forward to 2015 and that startup is now based in Boston, where it has grown to more than 500 employees and held its initial public offering (IPO) this past July. Online privacy threats and cybersecurity hacks are par for the course at Rapid7, which helps customers with security data and analytics solutions.
Elliot Cohen, Co-founder and CTO, PillPack
For the more than 30 million adults in the U.S. that take 5 or more prescription medications each day, PillPack is a dream come true. Every two weeks, the pharmacy startup delivers a personalized roll of pre-sorted, individually-dosed medications to customer doorsteps. Convenient packaging, coordinated refills, on-call pharmacists, and delightful service eliminate the need for brick and mortar pharmacy visits, empowering anyone to take medications correctly and achieve better overall wellness.
Shirley Leung, Columnist, The Boston Globe
Shirley Leung has her finger on the pulse of innovation in Boston, writing a business column every Wednesday and Friday in The Boston Globe. She joined us to moderate a discussion between three of Boston’s brightest business leaders about what it takes to thrive in our entrepreneurial ecosystem.