Boston.com Introduces The Hive, Covering And Connecting The Ideas, People, And Companies Driving Massachusetts’ Innovation Economy

The Hive, a new community on Boston.com, launched today as a one-stop destination for news, information and resources on Massachusetts’ innovation economy. The section, which can be found at www.boston.com/hive , will explore technology, start-ups, the venture community and the exciting growth of Boston’s innovation sectors through local reporting, creative video series and a curated feed of the best news and ideas on entrepreneurship from around the web.

“We’re going beyond the flash and hype to tell readers what’s real, what matters and who’s creating sustainable businesses,” Hive editor Michael Morisy said. “And we’re building a unique community - at a time when Boston entrepreneurs are networking more than ever. Whether it’s a new startup, established company or academic researchers working to bring a product to market, we’ll uncover the most compelling stories and highlight the very best business ideas.”

Morisy will also produce the Hive’s news stream, a curated, real-time feed of news and ideas on innovation with contributions from local entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and media outlets on the web and on social media. The Hive will also feature contributions from Globe reporters on innovation news ranging from aeronautics to X-rays.

Scott Kirsner, columnist and blogger for The Boston Globe and Boston.com, will offer his popular “Innovation Economy” blog in the section, exploring how innovations that matter come into the world. He will also host a video series, “Entrepreneurs Grill,” in which startups get ten minutes to pitch directly to investors on a live stream every other Tuesday at noon. Another video series, “The Innovators,” will delve into Boston startups with profiles on local companies every Monday.

Visit the Hive at www.boston.com/hive

Follow the Hive @HiveBoston

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