The Innovation at the Edges of NewCo Boston


Manufactured yesterday

This year’s debut NewCo Boston festival was outstanding — and I’m going to show why by not mentioning any Boston companies at all.

Although most of the action yesterday was in Boston proper, I spent the day visiting companies more on the city’s periphery. To get to them, I drove north from Boston on Route 128, then west on Route 9, home to many of the companies that made Massachusetts’ reputation as a center of business and technological innovation in generations past, such as Polaroid, Wang, Data General and DEC. And I learned that the new Boston innovation renaissance doesn’t much care about city limits.

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