We recently had the pleasure of welcoming a group of smart and engaging college students to our office as part of the Leather District Startup Walking Tour. Boundless, along with Boston Globe columnist Scott Kirsner, organized a student walking tour of our neighborhood, which is quickly becoming a hotbed for innovation. With startups packing into the neighborhood, we knew students would have a great time learning more about the area and the companies that call this neighborhood home.
Our group included undergrads and graduate students from Boston College, Tufts, Boston University, Wentworth, and more. Together, we visited 5 companies on our startup walking tour on a sunny afternoon in Boston.
To kick off the tour, students gathered at Boundless for a pizza lunch and mingled with our team. They learned what it’s like to use open content to create free textbooks and study tools and got an inside look at our company culture.
Next, we were off to Ministry of Supply, makers of the future of professional apparel, where the students learned about the technology behind the fashion and even tried on a few shirts.
From there, our group of local students wandered over to Yesware, where they learned all about email for salespeople and working at a B2B startup. Of course, they also enjoyed all the sweets Yesware had for them to enjoy. While at Yesware, we also learned just how many students want to one day have their own startup!
Then our group made a long trek down two flights of stairs to the next startup on our tour – Objective Logistics, where our group learned about the data behind the service industry.
Finally, the walking tour headed over to Gemvara, the leader of custom, fine jewelry shopping online. Our group got an inside peak at the company’s large office and impressive views of the neighborhood.
Of course, our tour wouldn’t have been the same without some of the fuzzy friends we met at different companies.
Thanks to all companies and students who participated on our tour! We’re thrilled that the college community could visit our innovative neighborhood!
View more photos from the tour on our Facebook page!