Ksplice Wins MIT $100K—Software Updates With No Reboots

5/13/09Follow @bbuderi

It’s not every day that someone posts a guest column for Xconomy in the morning and wins $100,000 in the evening. But that’s exactly what happened with Ksplice, which is working on technology that lets computer users install software updates while applications are running, avoiding a system restart and the lost productivity that can come with it. The Cambridge, MA-based company, which consists of four recent MIT graduates and one current student at the Institute, has just won the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition.

This morning, Waseem Daher, Ksplice’s COO and occasional “Chef Executive Officer” (he likes to cook cheeseburgers), posted a guest column in our Forum about the company and its long road to the finals. We had asked him to write the piece figuring it would offer a unique insight into the competition. We didn’t know we were also getting a post from the winning team.

You can read Daher’s post here. He has promised an update, but for now, we’d just like to congratulation him and the Ksplice team.

Bob is Xconomy's founder and editor in chief. You can e-mail him at bbuderi@xconomy.com, call him at 617.500.5926. Follow @bbuderi

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