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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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Before Spotify Enters, Russian Streaming Music Service Closes $20M Series A

Hold up, Spotify. Russia already has a free, legal music streaming service, and now it has the funding to further support its ecosystem of apps, social media integrations and a growing network. Zvooq announced today that it raised $20 million in a Series A round led by Ulmart, Russia’s online electronic retailer that rivals Amazon, and private equity fund Essedel Capital.
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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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Drink Alcohol, Donate Clean Water: How Saucey Is Standing Out In 'Uber For X' Model

We need everything, and we need it now. Oh, and there better be an app for it. Whether it’s music, movies, transportation, cleaning services, or food delivery, industries are being transformed by a so-called “Uber for X” model. The latest market to be flooded by delivery apps: the liquor store. This summer we’ve seen alcohol delivery apps launch and gain increasing popularity in major cities.
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Socialist, An App For The List Obsessed To Create And Share Favorites

Millennials live and breathe lists. We spend hours every day on Buzzfeed reading about the best burger joints and cat videos, but the reality is we all have our own opinions, our own rankings. Now, there’s an easy and attractive way to share and act on them. Socialist (yes, the founder knows) is an app, built only for iOS 7 for now, that allows iPhone users to create and consume lists of places, movies, music, or anything really.
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Square Merges Its Mobile Payments With Food Delivery By Acquiring Caviar

Yesterday during a startup conference within AlleyNYC focused on food industry innovators I was fascinated by an introduction to Caviar, a startup that delivers meals from high-end restaurants. Now consumers wishing to enjoy prepared dishes at home or in the office could choose gourmet as opposed to the quick delivery options.
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How To Make A Standing Desk For Under $200: MIT Grads Go Digital

Sit still during your 9 to 5 and you’re shedding years off your life. Some companies have taken that advice to heart, pushing for stand-up meetings and offering standing desks, but if workers opt for a standing desk they could expect to spend $500 or more for quality products. introducing the Press Fit Standing Desk.
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With Beacons And Audio, LISNR Uses Proximity Marketing To Amplify Listeners

We’re all consumers of the world around us — the music blasting in our headphones, the sounds and advertising on the streets, the stores and events we attend — and for many of us, our smartphones are with us each step of the way. Armed with audio-beacon and smart app engine technology, Cincinnati-based startup LISNR has capitalized on this extra limb by providing consumers with triggered content via their smartphone that aims to amplify (not distract from) listening experiences.
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Unrestricted Funding, Famous Alums Fuel Coveted Fellowship For Social Entrepreneurs

Echoing Green. If you’re apt in poetry or if you just Googled the name, you’d know it was the title of a poem by William Blake that begins with “The sun does arise, And make happy the skies.”. That theme of embracing a better world translates to another Echoing Green — a nonprofit that empowers social entrepreneurs, in part by offering what have become prestigious fellowships.
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Finally, An App For Volunteering

You use LinkedIn to find a job, Twitter to spread the news, and Facebook to connect with friends, but where can you post about and find volunteer work in today’s social networking era? From Ithaca, New York, GiveGab has set out to increase volunteering worldwide by developing software and a social network that helps nonprofits, communities, and volunteers manage and promote their efforts.
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Game Changers In Energy Making Moves At Stanford, MIT

At the country’s leading universities, thousands of new ideas are being explored and developed, so it’s difficult for anyone to determine which ones are truly the next game changers. But in a new book, Game Changers: Energy on the Move, Director of MIT Energy Initiative Robert Armstrong and Stanford’s Hoover Institute Distinguished Fellow George Shultz have used their expertise to identify transforming innovations in the energy sector.
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Renewing Industry With Ancient Tech: A Return To Hydropower

You don’t have to invest millions in engineering the most optimal solar panel or innovative wind turbine to get ahead in the renewable energy sector. Instead, one Beverly, Mass. -based company has invested time and effort to understand the permitting process behind an older power source and has applied an ancient technology.
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From Eviction To Expansion: How Greentown Labs Is Cleaning Up Tech And Going Global

In 2007, Sam White hoped to assist rural Indian farmers by providing affordable cold storage, so he founded Promethean Power Systems. Four years later, he unexpectedly bridged another gap, more close to home. What began simply as a quest to cut real estate costs became the creation of Greentown Labs, an incubator dedicated to cleantech startups.
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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.

Comments? Questions? Cute puppy pictures? Tweet or email me.

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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