How Do You Spell Innovation? H-O-R-S-E. Tourney in Kendall Square Tomorrow

Calling all basketball players and fans… Want to hang out and shoot some hoops on a summer afternoon?

We at Xconomy—OK, at least Bob and I—are excited to invite our readers and members of the startup and innovation community to an informal H-O-R-S-E tourney tomorrow. Come one, come all. It will take place from 1:00-2:30 pm this Friday, August 6, at the Anthony Costa Playground, which is on Charles Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets, near Kendall Square and the Cambridge Galleria Mall.

We’ll probably set up a bracket of two-person teams. Again this is a non-contact, shoot-around competition for fun—and it’s for any and all comers, not just gym rats. Plus, anyone who can beat Bob and me might get, um, special mention in Xconomy. Not that we’re competitive or anything.

I will say that Bob played basketball for his college team (sometime last century), and once hit a 35-footer over a tree to beat me on the very court we will be at tomorrow. As for me, well, I’ve fouled a lot of people in my pickup days, as my Seattle colleague Luke can attest. No fouls tomorrow, though.

Everyone is welcome to meet us for lunch in the park beforehand, and to warm up those creaky jump shots, starting around 12:30. (Shaq, you might need a little extra time so get there early.)

If you’re interested, please leave a comment below, or e-mail us at, so we know how much ice cream to bring. See you there.

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One response to “How Do You Spell Innovation? H-O-R-S-E. Tourney in Kendall Square Tomorrow”

  1. Some RSVPs for today’s tourney, hailing from Dogpatch Labs, MITER, and other fine institutions:

    Erdin Beshimov, Nir Hasson + 2 (MITER)
    Paul and Laura (Plummelo)
    Raj Aggarwal, Localytics
    Iker Marcaide, peerTransfer
    Nathan G. Bernhard, Labtiva
    Wesley C. Clapp, NeuroScouting
    Larry Hardesty, MIT
    Bob Buderi, Greg Huang + ?? (Xconomy)