Introducing Jonathan Berk: The Newest Member Leading Cities’ Boston Local Advisory Board

Jonathan has worked as an attorney focusing on real estate development projects across Massachusetts for several years helping developers and investors realize their creative visions for development projects and communities. Working on these he realized there was always something missing. You can build “utopia” within the four walls of the building you’re working on but…

The “Smartness” Of Smart City Ecosystems

First, there was the question “what is a Smart City?” Then definitions with varying degrees of details emerged, leading to the second question—how is a Smart City actually defined? Though these questions are still being debated and no single definition has emerged, what has evolved without question is both the need for and rise of…

We welcome Cory Bolotsky as Boston’s Newest Member of the Leading Cities Local Advisory Board

Cory is a passionate entrepreneurial community builder who manages a community of experienced entrepreneurs and operators at Underscore.VC, a Boston-based early-stage venture firm. Prior to Underscore.VC, Cory was Director of Global Operations at MassChallenge, the most startup friendly accelerator on the planet, where he helped build and scale the community and operational infrastructure to support…

We have the pleasure to announce the incorporation of Malia Lazu, to the Leading Cities Boston’ Advisory Board

Upon completing a two-year fellowship at MIT, Malia Lazu returned to Boston to build nonprofit models for the 21st century.  With over two decades of experience establishing grass roots involvement in political advocacy and civic engagement, Malia felt the nonprofit industry is no longer creating safe spaces for humans to create change together and is in need of disruption.  This lead…

We have the pleasure to Introduce you to Ivan Caballero, CEO of “The social Coin”

Ivan is a versatile leader, entrepreneur and strategist working in pursuit of a kinder society through people’s inclusion and empowerment. He accumulates more than two decades founding successful disruptive tech startups to improve our society. He carries out projects where the social uses of technology and internet are applied to social engagement, purpose driven entrepreneurship…

Chad O’Connor Joins Leading Cities’ Boston Local Advisory Board

Professor Chad O’Connor teaches courses in Advertising, Organizational Culture, and Crisis Communication in undergraduate and graduate programs at Northeastern University, where he is also a startup advisor for IDEA, Northeastern’s venture accelerator program. He is the former contributing editor of the Global Business Hub blog on The Boston Globe’s Boston.com site. He now consults for public, private, startup and nonprofit clients…