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Kerry Flynn

Journalist

New York City

Kerry Flynn

Listening to the world's passions. Writing about innovation.

Huffington Post. Forbes Media. Money Magazine. Hartford Courant.

Harvard Class of 2014, Environmental Policy and Economics.

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Tinder To Start Offering Special Features For A Fee

Beginning in early November, Tinder, the wildly popular and sometimes controversial dating app, will offer users optional additional features for a price. The company's CEO and co-founder, Sean Rad, announced that the company would soon offer the new paid features on Monday, during the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Philadelphia.
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Spotify Introduces Shared Accounts So You Can Save Money With Friends

If you have any friends or family, you can now band together to save a couple bucks on Spotify. The company launched a new pricing plan on Monday that will allow groups of people to save some cash by creating a joint subscription under one bill. The plan will have all the benefits of Spotify Premium, including no ads and offline playlists.
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Students Don't Have To Drop Out To Thrive As Social Entrepreneurs

For young social entrepreneurs, fellowships such as Thiel, Ashoka, and Echoing Green provide guidance and resources that can be essential for launching their projects without having a college affiliation. But what about those students who wish to pursue degrees and entrepreneurial ventures simultaneously?
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A New Pursuit For Social Entrepreneurship: Profits

John Schoch, CEO of Profile Products — a $70 million company that manufactures and distributes products for soil and water management in 90 countries — decided four years ago to direct his company’s expertise to a global crisis: clean water. For decades, Profile Products has mined clay by the Mississippi River to create porous ceramic particles on golf courses and sports fields.
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From Waste To Reward: Reimagining A $55B Industry

From an idea at his home in Frisco, Texas to being a Nasdaq-listed company, Brian Dick, CEO of Quest Resource Management Group (QRHC), achieved entrepreneurial success by innovating a $55 billion U.S. industry and capturing the interests of the world’s largest retailer. With a background in environmental engineering and experience managing an environmental services company, Dick identified a gap in the recycling and waste disposal system.
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Kendall Square: An Incubator for Allston

When Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died last year, Cantabrigians gathered on Main Street in Kendall Square to mourn the passing of a tech industry god. They stood near Jobs’ plaque on the Entrepreneurial Walk of Fame, where they laid flowers on the star bearing his name. The Entrepreneurial Walk of Fame had opened that year to honor and celebrate big names in business, and Kendall now seemed a place to go to honor an innovator.
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Tasty Burger Opens With Student Deals and Late Nights

A menu featuring reasonably priced burgers, hot dogs, and shakes—along with a $10 Starvin’ Student deal that includes a hamburger, beer, and fries—drew a constant stream of customers to the official opening of Tasty Burger, Harvard Square’s newest restaurant, on Sunday. the former home of 7-Eleven—the new two-floor restaurant offers classic burger joint food, along with several combo options.
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Iconic Casablanca Restaurant For Sale

an iconic Brattle Street restaurant that has been frequented by Harvard faculty and students since its founding in 1955—is up for sale. After 40 years of working for the restaurant, owner Sari Abul-Jubein decided that it’s time to find a new owner. “It’s just time for me to move on in my life. I think the place will be much better served with somebody else with fresh ideas,” Abul-Jubein said.
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Free People Company Spreads Bohemian Vibe

a new women’s clothing boutique at 63 Church St. provides Square customers with another outlet for urban fashion, according to Store Manager Rachael M. Quinton-Medeiros. Though there is already a Free People store in the Boston Prudential Center, the new branch hopes to target the region’s young “artist types” and college students, Quinton-Medeiros said.
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Panera Bread To Open New Location in Harvard Square

Panera Bread, a national chain of bakery-cafés, will open a new location this fall at the former location of Bob Slate Stationer. Offering sandwiches, soups, salads, and other bakery items, Panera will likely become a competitor to its former partner Au Bon Pain. The new location will be at 1288 Mass.
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There's Another Starbucks in Town

Starbucks opened its new location in front of the Pit in Harvard Square today. The new outpost offers the standard Starbucks drinks, foods, and other products but features a two-story design, which sets it apart from the two other Starbucks in the Square. The second floor hosts an eclectic mix of seating: bar stools, couches, wooden chairs, and even pews.
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With Additional Floor, New Starbucks Takes It To The Next Level

Starbucks will open another location in Harvard Square in late May—a two-level shop open until 1 a.m. that will host live music and coffee tastings in the evenings. The new store, the third Starbucks to open in Harvard Square, is located at the corner of JFK Street and Mass. With extended hours and two floors of seating, the designers and operators of the new Starbucks location hope that the new store will become a hub for students and coffee enthusiasts.
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About

Kerry Flynn

A recent graduate of Harvard College with experience in print and digital media for newspapers and magazines, I am looking for opportunities to write about innovation and be a part of a team navigating the changing media industry. Most recently, I interned at Forbes where I covered startups with an eye to energy innovators, trends in mobile tech, and social entrepreneurship. Prior, I interned at Money magazine, and I've freelanced for The Day and The Hartford Courant.

The daughter of a salesman I've always had an interest storytelling, industries and communities. My journalism career started as an ambitious high schooler leading my school's newspaper and writing for my local paper. At Harvard, I spent the majority of my time working for The Harvard Crimson and had leadership roles in news and design. It was there that I fell in love with entrepreneurship, surrounded by the innovation within Cambridge and Boston.

I'm an avid runner, proud to have been a part of the 2014 Boston Marathon and a past participant of Disney's Goofy Challenge. I'm fascinated by environmental policy and disruptive technology. And I can play the French horn and the mellophone, previously donning a Crimson blazer for the Harvard Band.

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Skills

  • Interviewing
  • AP Style
  • Breaking News
  • Fact-Checking
  • Press Releases
  • Copy Editing
  • Social Media
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • WordPress
  • Research
  • Editing
  • Writing