Creating a start-up is no simple task. If you’ve braved the waters and taken on this challenge yourself, you’ll know that resources are scarce. Forget about being paid, there are more essential costs to bear to make sure your new business doesn’t go down the drain. I began helping out at Sciago in April of … Continue reading 8 ways to pay the bills and save money when you’re starting up
Like many US cities, Boston has seen a major increase in housing costs during the last decade. And, although this is troubling, it isn’t anything to be surprised by. What puzzled me, however, was how Boston has come to be listed as the 3rd most expensive city for housing in the country. Continue reading Boston’s Housing Blues, an Op-Ed piece
Les éco-quartiers contribuent, depuis la fin du XXème siècle, à l’essor d’un modèle de ville durable à travers le monde. Cependant, si les grands principes théoriques du développement durable font relativement consensus à l’échelle internationale, les modalités de leur application au niveau local sont multiples et diverses. Continue reading Utiliser des référentiels pour construire des éco-quartiers : une fausse bonne idée ?
Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Outliers, offers some interesting answers to questions about success that might be as helpful for you as they were for me. Now that I have started by own business, three strategies that I learned from his work have been useful to me as a co-founder of a start-up. Read the article to learn more! Continue reading Success: Is it happenstance or deliberate?
People outside of academia don’t interpret this separation as an issue. But, this is a problem. Because not only do academics hold experience, they also hold valuable technical and theoretical understandings of the world that are extremely important to consider as your business evolves. At Sciago, we recognized this and found a simple solution. Continue reading How to close the gap between Academia and Business
When people think of research, they often think of the stereotypical chemist who works in a lab and uses fancy tools while wearing a white coat – but when you look behind the scenes of research, it becomes very clear that this, the “fun” part of research, is only a small component in many researcher’s … Continue reading The Harsh Reality of Research Funding
If you do a quick google search using the keywords “Urban Sciences”, your top results will show an incomplete Wikipedia page along with a whole slew of links to bachelor’s programs, academic journals and so on; none of which give an in-depth definition or description of this up and coming field of study. So, as … Continue reading What are the “Urban Sciences”?