Stetson builds database for Boston cultural events

October 6, 2014


It’s a Friday afternoon in Boston, and you want a break from the regular romp at the local bar where you usually find yourself in the evening. You’re in the mood for real culture – be it a comedy show, a little-known band, or an independent play – but when it comes to finding out what’s going on, you often end up stumped. Since you’re not sure exactly what event it is you’re looking for, you don’t want to invest time in a web search that’s potentially leading nowhere. If this scenario sounds familiar, consider your problem solved. Kathleen Stetson, a Dallas native who moved to Boston and enrolled at MIT Sloan for her MBA, had worked in the arts for 10 years as both an opera singer and an acoustical engineer. Her experience led her to recognize a glaring lack of collaboration that could enhance the arts industry: producers and arts organizations, namely, weren’t working together to spread the word of local shows and performances to a broader audience. Continue reading on Bostinno.

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