I’m excited to share a bit about a side project I’ve been working on the past few months: hourglass.

hourglass focus — great for side projects, learning a new skill, job searches, studying, and more!

hourglass is a simple, powerful goal system that lives on your desk and your phone. our physical tracker keeps your goal in sight and makes your progress tangible and satisfying, and our SMS bot motivates through stats, streaks, and nudges. hourglass was designed originally for side projects and fitness, but it’s helpful for whatever you just can’t find time to do.

I designed hourglass for myself originally, but after seeing friends use it and like it, I decided to make it…


Co-written by Stephen Soward

My co-founder Stephen and I have had the opportunity to see a lot of student startups start, grow, fail, and succeed throughout our time founding and growing Campus Insights and working with various startups at Boston College and University of Michigan, in addition to my time investing in student startups at Dorm Room Fund.

Based on our observations and experiences, we’ve put together a few pieces of advice we wish we had known prior to founding Campus Insights. …


Check out press coverage of the acquisition here: Forbes | Boston Globe | BostInno | Dorm Room Fund Blog | Circa | Boston College

Today we’re incredibly excited to announce that Campus Insights has been acquired. Moving forward, Campus Insights will be under Harvard Student Agencies (HSA), the largest student-run company in the world.

It’s been a fun, crazy last three years building Campus Insights with my co-founder and brother Stephen Soward, and our amazing team: Ameet Kallarackal, Amy Eastment, Irene Kim, Kelsey Bishop, and Rachel Goffin.

This post shares a bit about our story, why we’re selling Campus Insights…


As a Dorm Room Fund partner and a co-founder of Campus Insights, email is a central part of my daily life. But email etiquette in a work setting isn’t something that I was ever taught.

Over the past couple years, I’ve come across a few practices that I wish I had read or was told. The three tips below are nothing profound, but not knowing them when starting out with email cost me a few times.

1) If someone offers to make an email introduction for you, write the introduction email for them.

Introductions are always being made in the startup space. I am continually impressed by people’s’ willingness to help others through introductions. I’ve come to…

Product @ Nuro, Tinkering @ www.TheHourglassStore.com

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