Alliances and Partnerships, Business, Education and Schools, Free News Articles, Sciences

BioBuilder and K2 Scientific Bring Synthetic Biology Programs and Laboratory Equipment to High-Need High Schools Around the Country

BOSTON, Mass. -- As a world-recognized program that trains the next generation of innovators and skilled workers in synthetic biology, the BioBuilder Educational Foundation announced new work with K2 Scientific to make high quality tools and equipment for life science research widely accessible. BioBuilder has partnered with K2 Scientific, who will donate industry-grade refrigeration units to four high-need high schools participating in the BioBuilderClub this academic year.

Consistent refrigeration of laboratory reagents is essential for a wide variety of biotechnology experiments and applications. Without precise temperature control and storage, materials and supplies for life science research degrade. Yet many high school educators, especially those in under-resourced school districts, rely on limited and unreliable cold-storage units. Many teachers forgo hands-on laboratory experiments without the appropriate cold storage equipment.

Recognizing that many high schools face financial constraints that limit classroom opportunities in the field of synthetic biology, BioBuilder annually runs the BioBuilderClub program. Since its inception in 2015, more than 1850 students from demographically and geographically diverse schools in 24 states and 7 countries have participated in a total of 202 BioBuilderClubs at low or no cost to the schools themselves. The BioBuilderClub supports real and meaningful student research, enabling high school students to take their ideas from concept to prototype to publication.

On November 9, 2022, staff and leadership from K2 Scientific and BioBuilder identified the first of four BioBuilderClubs to receive a freezer this academic year. The first recipient is the BioBuilderClub team from the Manhattan Comprehensive Night and Day High School (MCNDHS), a public school in New York City that serves students in grades 10-12.

Alfred Lwin, the MCNDHS BioBuilderClub lead teacher, said, "Our refrigerator is 20 years old, and sometimes we have difficulties using its freezer for cold storage. Thanks to the generous donation of a lab grade refrigerator by K2 Scientific, we will be able to use cold storage for our BioBuilder and other biotechnology labs."

Dee Jetton, COO from K2 Scientific, shared, "We could not be prouder to support this program. I am always so excited to see the great things the BioBuilder Program and its participants are accomplishing. We are thrilled to contribute to BioBuilder programs around the country. K2 Scientific is committed to equity and inclusion, so bringing medical and laboratory grade equipment to high-need schools is a perfect mission fit. It's nice for our team to learn about students' aha moments and accomplishments resulting from K2's support of young scientists in the field."

Founder and Executive Director of BioBuilder, Dr. Natalie Kuldell noted, "Our BioBuilderClubs are often the first - and sometimes the only - time high school students can engage in authentic research before they launch into college or careers. By making that research experience more accessible and more meaningful, we can effectively engage the next generation of scientific innovators and productively prepare our future citizens."

About BioBuilder:

Created by an award-winning team from MIT, BioBuilder empowers teachers and schools to better serve students and employers by elevating the skills that students are taught. Founded in 2011, BioBuilder has grown to partner with schools in almost every state and around the world. BioBuilder builds confidence in teachers to learn and apply the synthetic biology curricula, and provides laboratory kits and an openly accessible textbook that enable experiential learning.

BioBuilder also works directly with district and community leaders to identify potential roadblocks to narrow the gap between science innovation and science education - at least for biology - across the U.S., and better match the skill of our nation's workforce to the needs of the synthetic biology industry. Learn more by visiting https://biobuilder.org/.

About K2 Scientific:

K2 Scientific provides high-performance, medical, cold storage solutions at value prices, offering an extensive line serving US Life Science corporations and North and South American distributors. All K2 orders ship from the North Carolina basecamp. For more information, visit https://k2sci.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram @K2_Scientific

Related link: https://biobuilder.org/

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Entertainment, Free News Articles, Regional Events

Thousands To Be Tattooed at 20th Annual Boston Tattoo Convention at Hynes Convention Center

BOSTON, Mass. -- The Boston Tattoo Convention announces its 20th annual gathering in the heart of downtown Boston! The event will be held this weekend Friday September 23 - 25, 2022 at the Hynes Convention Center.

A tradition for the past 20 years, the Boston Tattoo Convention brings together artists, collectors, shops, vendors, performers, and tattoo culture to Boston's Back Bay for a weekend of live tattooing, art, and entertainment. Ticket prices start at just $30.

Event highlights include live tattooing from top-tier tattoo artists, live music and performances, and the Miss Boston Ink beauty contest.

For additional information including the full schedule of events, visit https://bostontattooconvention.com/.

Check out the attending artists' portfolios on Instagram at @bostontattoocon

Thank you for doing your part to help us make it a fun and safe event for all! KEEP BOSTON BEAUTIFUL, GET A TATTOO!

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Business, Education and Schools, Free News Articles, Funding and Investment

BioBuilder funded to expand student opportunity in rural and urban areas through its collaborative after school program

BOSTON, Mass. -- Thanks to a two-year grant recently awarded by BioMADE, the BioBuilder Educational Foundation will expand a program that has supported thousands of high school inventors over the last decade. BioBuilder is leading the project, "Launching High School Bioengineers on their Paths to College and Careers," with funding that will bring the authentic tools and approaches for engineering biology to BioBuilderClub students nationwide in collaboration with East Tennessee State University, Ars Biotechnica, and Daicel Arbor Biosciences.

Support from BioMADE will enable these organizations to provide teams of young innovators new opportunities to design, build and test their biodesigns, and submit their research for publication as peer-reviewed manuscripts in BioTreks (Ars Biotechnica). Industry-standard biomanufacturing reagents and mentorship from professional scientists will be provided by Daicel Arbor, while East Tennessee State University will expand the geographic and demographic reach of the BioBuilderClub and spearhead a rigorous evaluation of its impact.

Thomas Tubon, Chief Workforce Development Officer for BioMADE said, "With the bioeconomy expected to contribute over a million jobs in this field by 2030, and the growing desire to connect local feedstocks to nearby manufacturing capabilities, a program like this is essential as it can raise awareness and provide opportunities to students, regardless of geography or demography."

Founder and Executive Director of BioBuilder, Dr. Natalie Kuldell shared that, "We are thrilled to be building momentum in non-traditional STEM hubs. By simultaneously training students and celebrating their achievements, this work will draw students into the exciting and creative sides of science and engineering. It will also increase awareness among community stakeholders, including parents of participating students, high school teachers, college admissions officers, and relevant local businesses."

These goals are fully aligned with the recently signed Executive Order on Advancing Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation for a Sustainable, Safe, and Secure American Bioeconomy that establishes the National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative. The National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative will create jobs, leverage biotechnology to build more resilient supply chains, improve health outcomes, and lower prices for Americans by expanding biomanufacturing capacity, creating market pathways for bio-based products, training a diverse workforce, and fostering innovation.

About BioBuilder:

Created by an award-winning team from MIT, BioBuilder empowers teachers and schools to better serve students and employers by elevating the skills that students are taught. Founded in 2011, BioBuilder has grown to partner with schools in almost every state and around the world. BioBuilder builds confidence in teachers to learn and apply the synthetic biology curricula, and provides laboratory kits and an openly accessible textbook that enable experiential learning.

BioBuilder also works directly with district and community leaders to identify potential roadblocks to narrow the gap between science innovation and science education -- at least for biology - across the U.S., and better match the skill of our nation's workforce to the needs of the synthetic biology industry. Learn more by visiting https://biobuilder.org/.

About BioMADE:

Launched in 2021, BioMADE is a Manufacturing Innovation Institute sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense. By supporting the development of biomanufacturing technologies, BioMADE and its network of 150+ members across 29 states are strengthening American competitiveness, creating a more resilient supply chain, and helping the U.S. becoming more self-sufficient. Learn more about BioMADE by visiting https://www.biomade.org/.

About ETSU:

East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is a public research university in Johnson City, Tennessee. It is the fourth largest university in the state with nearby off-campus centers. It hosts the James H. Quillen College of Medicine, often ranked as one of the top schools in the United States for rural medicine and primary care education; the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy, the College of Nursing, the College of Public Health, and the recently formed College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences. Learn more about ETSU at https://www.etsu.edu/.

About Ars Biotechnica:

Ars Biotechnica is a public nonprofit corporation with the goal of teaching high school students and teachers about synthetic biology. They publish BioTreks, the first international synthetic biology journal to be authored and reviewed by high school students. The journal is intended to give participating students the valuable experiences of writing and evaluating scientific papers, while offering them opportunities to share their own synthetic biology ideas, techniques, and results in a professionally edited, online publication. Learn more by visiting https://biotreks.org/.

About Daicel Arbor Biosciences:

Daicel Arbor Biosciences, a subsidiary of Chiral Technologies, Inc. (part of Daicel Corporation), is a biotech company that is specialized in targeted Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), in situ hybridization probe design, and cell-free protein expression. Their products and services have been utilized in broad applications in genomics, cytogenetics, and synthetic biology. They have served customers in plant, animal, human, bacteria, and virus areas for more than fifteen years. Learn more by visiting https://arborbiosci.com/.

Related link: https://biobuilder.org/

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Business, Construction and Building, Free News Articles

Mixed Use Development Utilizes Solar Energy in Hamilton, MA

HAMILTON, Mass. -- In June 2022, SunBug Solar finished installing a 54.75 kw rooftop solar array on 59 Willow Street in Hamilton Massachusetts, built by Traggorth Companies of Boston, Mass. This mixed-use development helps the town towards achieving a variety of economic and sustainability goals.

The solar installation will offset 64% of electrical usage for the 18 residential apartments (nine of which will be affordable at 80% the area median income) and the 2,400 square foot ground floor that will have retail space, a lobby, fitness center, and office.

The building design meets Passive House standards, which aim to reduce a building's carbon footprint and ultimately require less energy for heating or cooling.

It's also ideally located for walkability and access to public transportation. It is located one block west of Main Street in downtown Hamilton, a two-minute walk to the Hamilton / Wenham Commuter Rail Station, which provides access to Boston's North Station.

Overall, this project greatly helps the town of Hamilton toward achieving several goals named in the 2014 Hamilton-Wenham Village Vision + Action Plan, the 2020 Housing Production Plan, and the Hamilton Master Plan in regards to economic diversity, access to public transportation, and sustainability.

ABOUT SUNBUG SOLAR:

Founded in Somerville, Massachusetts in 2009, SunBug Solar has spent more than a decade navigating the complexities of the emerging energy landscape, providing best-in-class renewable energy solutions to a wide range of residential and commercial customers. As an employee-owned B Corp and longtime member of the Amicus Solar Cooperative, SunBug believes that doing right by their customers and doing the right thing go hand-in-hand. Their responsive team brings expertise, experience, and a customer-first approach to every project. They embody the SunBug commitment to building a more resilient future by enabling a fundamental shift toward accessible, high-quality renewable energy.

LEARN MORE AT: https://sunbugsolar.com/

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Books and Publishing, Business, Entertainment, Free News Articles

Hit Psychology Book Gets Updated Edition

BOSTON, Mass. -- "Calm & Sense: A Woman's Guide to Living Anxiety Free," the hit novel by psychologist Wendy Leeds (Calm Day Publishing, ISBN 978-0999901526), has an updated edition out with new updated studies and information. In honor of the new edition, there will be a limited time sale on the ebook version of the book across platforms.

Calm and sense uses a unique women-centric approach to anxiety. The book focuses on the needs of women. Combining up to date data from anxiety studies, personal stories, and practical tips, author Wendy Leeds offers something special in the space.

Leeds is a practicing psychotherapist with both a professional and a personal interest in finding ways to heal anxiety without medication. She has dealt with anxiety all her life and knows what it's like to live with the kind of worry and fear that make the smallest things in life difficult.

In 1995, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent several surgeries and six months of chemotherapy. It was at that low point, that she began a life-long journey to create a calm, centered joyful life, for herself and others. She began by reading everything she could get her hands on about anxiety. Then in 2006 she went back to school to earn two graduate degrees in psychology.

Ashley L Peterson of Mental Health at Home said, "['Calm & Sense'] doesn't feel like a therapist trying to educate you; rather, it has the feel of another regular person having a conversation with you, who just happens to have the knowledge and experience of a therapist. With the wide range of ideas offered in the book, I think any reader is likely to find things that work for them."

"For those who endure chronic anxiety, even seemingly innocuous daily tribulations can take on giant, scary, insurmountable portions," said Roberta Rosenthal Hawkins, MFA, PhD. "'Calm & Sense' is a loving, gentle, often witty, and infinitely helpful path through one's jungle of fears. As one might hope of any jungle guide, the author's compass is sure, her survival kit is well-stocked, and her cheerful, can-do spirit is reassuring and encouraging the whole way."

"Calm and Sense" is nationally distributed by Cardinal Publishing Group. It is published by Calm Day Publishing, and available for sale on Amazon, Barnes and Noble.com, and where books are sold.

Learn more about the author at: https://www.wendyleeds.com/

Find the book on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0999901524

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Business, Free News Articles, Manufacturing

Training the Biomanufacturing Workforce: BioBuilder Leads Regional Partnership with Federal Funding Awarded through BioMADE

BOSTON, Mass. -- The BioBuilder Educational Foundation announced that they are to lead the "Regional Partnerships for Training the Biomanufacturing Workforce in Worcester, MA" project. The project was funded through BioMADE, the Bioindustrial Manufacturing and Design Ecosystem, which is aimed at accelerating bioindustrial manufacturing knowledge, capabilities, and workforce in the U.S.

BioBuilder is working with Worcester Public Schools (WPS)to offer a credit-bearing after-school program for high school students to prepare them for biomanufacturing careers. In 2021, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education approved an Innovation Pathway for Life Science for Worcester Public Schools. It is through this Innovation Pathway that the Regional Partnership will address the talent pipeline.

BioBuilder's Founder and Executive Director said, "By adapting our proven educational content to address workforce needs, we can help Worcester's talented high school students be career-ready. BioMADE funding will also help us build student relationships to local industry and our post-secondary educational partners."

Partner organizations include Worcester Public Schools (WPS), Quinsigamond Community College (QCC), Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), and Twist Bioscience. QCC and WPI will help align the new training program to existing college certificate and credentialing programs. Twist will provide input to ensure that the training program content meets industry's technical and hiring needs. Twist will further help expand the training model being developed in Worcester to serve as a template for nationwide implementation.

"This project will create industry-informed training for the workforce of the future, and brings together a diverse group of partners in Worcester's growing biomanufacuturing industry," said Thomas Tubon, Chief Workforce Development Officer for BioMADE. "The outcomes of this project will aid in advancing bioindustrial manufacturing across the U.S."

Announcement from BioMADE: https://www.biomade.org/announcing-16-projects-to-accelerate-bioindustrial-manufacturing-in-the-u-s/.

About BioMADE

BioMADE is one of nine Department of Defense-sponsored Manufacturing Innovation Institutes. Through funding, action, and engagement, BioMADE supports the development of biomanufacturing technologies to strengthen American competitiveness; create a more robust, resilient, and bio-based supply chain; and help the U.S. become more self-sufficient. BioMADE is also building a diverse and globally competitive STEM workforce by partnering with K-12 schools, community colleges, universities, and professional development organizations to ensure the workforce is prepared and ready to fill new jobs.

Learn more: https://www.biomade.org/.

About BioBuilder Educational Foundation

Created by an award-winning team at MIT, BioBuilder offers new ways to teach, learn, and explore cutting-edge science and engineering. BioBuilder provides students the chance to integrate biology and engineering through practical, hands-on lessons, club activities, and school-to-work experiences. Teachers learn new methods of teaching that engage and inspire the young scientists in their classrooms.

Learn more: https://biobuilder.org/.

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Business, Free News Articles, Real Estate, Software

HomeBinder’s Adaptive Home Value™ model keeps homeowners coming back to mortgage lenders, home inspectors and Realtors with equity-building insights

BOSTON, Mass. -- HomeBinder, a centralized home management platform that keeps homeowners connected with mortgage lenders, home inspectors, Realtors and other authorized professionals, today announced the availability of its Adaptive Home Value™ tool. The tool paints a more accurate picture of a home's value by taking into consideration property-specific details that other automated valuation models (AVMs) fail to consider, such as regular maintenance and upkeep, projects and renovations, and updates to the major systems and appliances of the home.

HomeBinder's Adaptive Home Value tool is powerful enough to take in a breadth of home data logged in a homeowner's binder, analyze that data and algorithmically calculate its immediate and long-term impact on overall home value. The web-based platform also features a user-friendly interface, ensuring homeowners can easily log maintenance, home improvement projects, appliance upgrades and other items that can affect their adaptive home value estimate.

In addition to tracking homeowners' personalized adaptive home value within the HomeBinder dashboard, the platform automates monthly emails containing adaptive home value updates and maintenance recommendations for increasing home value. HomeBinder's adaptive home value email updates are branded with the colors, logos and images of authorized professionals who have gifted the HomeBinder, keeping them top of mind with homeowners for years beyond close.

"Most homeowners are aware that home valuation goes beyond beds, baths and square footage, but are in the dark about the types of work that grows their home's value and by how much," said HomeBinder Chief Product Officer Guy Tassinari. "Our goal with Adaptive Home Value is to gamify equity building by showing homeowners the quantifiable impact maintenance and home improvement projects have on their home's value."

"Empowering homeowners with transparency into adaptive home value helps them be better stewards of their investment, and directs them back to their HomeBinder sponsor when they're in the position to sell, refinance or buy another home," continued Tassinari.

HomeBinder will be providing demos of Adaptive Home Value at exhibit booth 121 of ICE Mortgage Technology's Experience 2022 conference, being held at the Wynn Las Vegas, March 14-16, 2022.

Onsite demos can be scheduled in advance by clicking here https://meetings.hubspot.com/marketing-homebinder?utm_campaign=Lender%20Vertical%20Campaign&utm_source=Marketing%20Calendar

About HomeBinder:

HomeBinder is a home management platform that makes maintaining a home's value easy and actionable while improving relationships between homeowners and the businesses that serve them. Unlike traditional leave-behinds like business cards and refrigerator magnets, HomeBinder maintains an ongoing digital connection with homeowners as they manage their home improvements, data, documents and relationships over time. Founded in 2015, HomeBinder is a venture-backed Techstars Boston '19 company headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts.

For more information, visit https://pages.homebinder.com/.

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Awards and Honors, Business, Free News Articles

HomeBinder lands a spot on HousingWire’s 2022 Tech100 list

BOSTON, Mass. -- HomeBinder, a centralized home management platform that keeps homeowners connected with mortgage lenders, home inspectors, Realtors and other authorized professionals, today announced that it has been honored on HousingWire's (HW) Tech100 list of the most innovative companies shaping the housing industry.

As a 2022 HW Tech100 Real Estate honoree, HomeBinder was recognized for helping housing professionals increase repeat and referral business with its digital platform that makes managing a home and maintaining its value easier. A gift that homeowners love and use, HomeBinder's features include document storage, maintenance reminders, appliance recall notifications, digital home inventory and a first-of-its-kind adaptive home valuation tool. Prominent placement of branding and contact information keeps housing professionals top of mind with homeowners long after close.

"HomeBinder has seen incredible growth in the past year thanks to our platform's ability to deliver unmatched value to its more than 700,000 homeowner users," said HomeBinder Founder and CEO Jack Huntress. "Now in the ranks of HousingWire's Tech100, we look forward to furthering HomeBinder's partnerships with real estate agents, mortgage lenders, home inspectors and home professionals who share our vision of creating deeper, longer-lasting relationships with homeowners."

"This year's list of Tech100 honorees proves once again that innovation within housing is vital in differentiating the organizations who will thrive and those who will be left behind," said Clayton Collins, CEO of HW Media. "This list spotlights the innovators that are making the housing sector better and more sustainable by increasing efficiency, improving user and borrower experiences and bringing elasticity and improvements to age-old processes."

About HomeBinder:

HomeBinder is a home management platform that makes maintaining a home's value easy and actionable while improving relationships between homeowners and the businesses that serve them. Unlike traditional leave-behinds like business cards and refrigerator magnets, HomeBinder maintains an ongoing digital connection with homeowners as they manage their home improvements, data, documents and relationships over time. Founded in 2015, HomeBinder is a venture-backed Techstars Boston '19 company headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts.

For more information, visit https://pages.homebinder.com/.

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Alliances and Partnerships, Business, Free News Articles, Software

HomeBinder and Own Up announce strategic partnership to strengthen borrower relationships with lenders, real estate agents and home pros

BOSTON, Mass. -- HomeBinder, a centralized home management platform that keeps homeowners connected with mortgage lenders, home inspectors, Realtors and other authorized professionals, today announced a strategic partnership with Boston-based Own Up to support homeowners who receive HomeBinder from a non-mortgage industry business, such as a home inspector or insurance agent. Together, HomeBinder and Own Up provide a customizable and personalized experience for today's homeowners that strengthens their relationships with lenders, real estate agents and home professionals before, during and after the transaction.

HomeBinder is a centralized online platform designed to make home management and home value actionable with features that include adaptive home valuation, document storage, maintenance reminders, appliance recall notifications, a digital home inventory and more. Binders are provided by business partners supporting the homeownership journey, automatically pre-populated with documents from the transaction and delivered to clients upon closing. Homeowners that do not have a mortgage lender associated with their binder can now leverage the Own Up experience to understand refinancing options for their existing home or compare loan options for their next home purchase.

Own Up is a technology service that empowers borrowers to make smarter home financing decisions by providing customized data, personalized advice and a hassle-free mortgage shopping and comparison service. Both HomeBinder and Own Up are alumni of the Techstars Boston Accelerator, a program that helps Boston-based startups connect with other entrepreneurs, experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders and corporations to grow their companies. The companies' founders share a belief that mortgage, real estate and home professionals should empower borrowers with transparency and access to educational information that supports each stage of the homeownership journey.

"HomeBinder is excited to partner with a member of the Techstars family to enable mortgage lenders that already work with Own Up to enhance their borrower experience after the loan closes and ultimately build a 'client for life' experience with their borrowers," said HomeBinder Chief Strategy Officer Pete Paglia.

"In an increasingly competitive market, lenders are seeking meaningful ways to differentiate themselves and remain top of mind with their clients," said Own Up SVP and Director of Lender Relations Matthew Wildman. "Compelling rates and fast cycle times are not enough; it takes a memorable borrower experience to keep today's clients engaged, and delivering that experience is at the heart of what Own Up and HomeBinder do."

For more information, visit https://hubs.ly/Q010X6yT0.

About HomeBinder:

HomeBinder is a home management platform that makes maintaining a home's value easy and actionable while improving relationships between homeowners and the businesses that serve them. Unlike traditional leave-behinds like business cards and refrigerator magnets, HomeBinder maintains an ongoing digital connection with homeowners as they manage their home improvements, data, documents and relationships over time. Founded in 2015, HomeBinder is a venture-backed Techstars Boston '19 company headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts. For more information, visit https://pages.homebinder.com/.

About Own Up:

Own Up was founded in 2016 with a mission to ensure no borrower overpays for their mortgage. The company provides a hassle-free mortgage shopping and comparison experience coupled with independent, expert advice to ensure homebuyers and homeowners have the data they need to make smarter financing decisions. For more information, visit https://www.ownup.com/.

Related link: https://pages.homebinder.com/

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Alliances and Partnerships, Business, Free News Articles, Home and Garden, Real Estate, Software

HomeBinder partners with Thumbtack to expand homeowners’ access to home service professionals

BOSTON, Mass. -- HomeBinder, a centralized home management platform that keeps homeowners connected with mortgage lenders, Realtors and other authorized professionals, today announced a new integration with Thumbtack. The integration expands upon the more than 23,000 recommended service providers already listed in HomeBinder to provide consumers with access to hundreds of thousands of home service professionals across every county in the United States.

HomeBinder simplifies home management with interactive to-do lists, maintenance records, home project planning tools and online storage of documents, appliance models, property details and photos. Before gifting HomeBinder to a client, home inspectors, mortgage lenders and Realtors can populate the 'Home Service Provider' tab with a personalized list of recommended home service professionals, strengthening their relationships with those referral partners while providing a valuable service to homeowners.

Thumbtack helps homeowners effortlessly manage their homes - confidently knowing what to do, when to do it and who to hire. Once a homeowner is ready to start a project, Thumbtack intelligently matches them to skilled local professionals with the right expertise, availability and pricing. Through this new integration, homeowners on HomeBinder can now instantly book top-rated professionals on Thumbtack from television mounters to house cleaners and local movers.

"Partnering with Thumbtack enhances HomeBinder's ability to connect homeowners with local handymen, electricians painters and more - and each time homeowners are helped by their HomeBinder, they are reminded of the mortgage lender, real estate agent or authorized professional who gifted it to them," said HomeBinder Chief Strategy Officer Pete Paglia. "Our ultimate goal is to help our clients increase repeat and referral business, and teaming up with Thumbtack is just one of the ways we are doing that."

"From small fixes and routine maintenance to major improvements, Thumbtack helps millions of homeowners across the United States manage their home from top to bottom," said Thumbtack Director of Partnerships David Steckel. "We're excited to partner with HomeBinder to help homeowners more seamlessly connect with the right pro for all their home needs - without the hassle."

The Thumbtack integration is available in the United States to all HomeBinder customers. To enable the integration, visit https://hubs.ly/Q010N_H80.

About HomeBinder:

HomeBinder is a home management platform that makes maintaining a home's value easy while improving relationships between homeowners and the businesses that serve them. Unlike traditional leave-behinds like business cards and refrigerator magnets, HomeBinder maintains an ongoing digital connection with homeowners as they manage their data, documents and relationships over time. Founded in 2015, HomeBinder is a venture-backed Techstars Boston '19 company headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts. For more information, visit https://pages.homebinder.com/.

About Thumbtack:

Thumbtack is a technology leader building the modern home management platform. Through the Thumbtack app, homeowners can effortlessly manage their homes - confidently knowing what to do, when to do it and who to hire. Bringing the $500 billion home services industry online, Thumbtack empowers millions of homeowners to fix, maintain and improve their most valuable asset. Hundreds of thousands of local service professionals, from painters and plumbers to photographers and math tutors, use the Thumbtack platform to grow their business each year. The company is backed by Sequoia Capital, Tiger Global Management, Javelin Venture Partners, Baillie Gifford and CapitalG, among others.

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