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Mass Innovation Nights Foodie at Le Cordon Bleu

Sponsored by our friends from the North, the Canadian Consulate General, and hosted at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, our sixth special Foodie event was a smashing success -- more elegant than a Mass Innovation Nights had any right to be. With expectations high (yes, we did have to shut down RSVPs early after we exceeded our space limitations), we knew it was going to be a winner of a night. Words can not describe...

The four presenters were:

QR Codes at Innovation Nights

You've seen them everywhere.  Those little (usually) black and white squares are popping up all over town.  On business cards and brochures, in restaurant windows or on real estate signs, even on billboards and the sides of trucks.  The QR or Quick Response code has become the darling of the social media marketing set.  How do they work?  Why do you care?

Follow up to our February 2012 event

Another great Mass Innovation NIghts event!  We'll be collecting the blog posts, top tweets, pictures, video and more here.  Remember, when you promote the new products you saw last night, we all win!  (And, we link to you!)
Thanks to everyone who helped make it another great night!  Watch this space!  You can also check out the monthly presenter videos on our Innovation Nights YouTube Channel.

Massachusetts Manufacturing Rocks

At first people thought we were going to be like Web Innovators group, then they came to our first event and saw the Practical Solar heliostats and the Wiblocks.  Our roster of “NOT just Web, software and high tech” products came to include such “real products” as Popkin ice pop drip catchers, gourmet dog food (and people food), books, a back stretcher, lampshade levelers, mouse cushions and even post vasectomy testing kits.  (Cue the giggles.) Yes, we showcase an abundance of technology innovation but we’re the only Innovation Showcase in the area that regularly mixes industries and welcom

Startup Summer - Got Interns?

If there's one thing all innovators instinctively know, it is how to make use of any offered aid and assistance.  Sometimes, that aid comes in the form of young, energetic types.  Students are looking for experience to round out their resumes and entrepreneurs could certainly use an extra pair of hands around the office -- even if it is a virtual office.  The most precious commodity for most people these days is time and if a young person can buy you some time, why wouldn't you take advantage of that offer?

MassChallenge 2012

Over the last few years, we've been a major supporter and proponent of MassChallenge, the global startup accelerator and competition based in Boston's Innovation District -- it attracts startups and entrepreneurs from all over the world.  The MassChallenge team has set up shop at several of our events to help spread the word. We spend our summer mentoring.  We've held events at their waterfront location (oh, the views of the harbor from the 14th floor) and we see dozens of "Friends o' MIN"  (some of whom have done very well!) among the participants.

Guest Blog Post: The Allied MindStorm Innovation Challenge

Guest blogger:  David Park is the Project Leader for Allied MindStorm.
What would you do with paper-thin plastic batteries or silver ink pens that conduct electricity?
The formula is well understood: Invention plus capital can equal high-value innovation. Yet most advances at research institutions never attract the venture support needed to make it beyond the campus.

Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation

The Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation is having their annual fundraiser on Thursday, April 26, 2012, and celebrating their 33rd Anniversary by honoring Thomas M. Menino, Marty Jones, President and CEO of MassDevelopment, and the Bornstein Family.
Showcase Startup / Innovative Products and Services for their Silent Auction Table: 
Get great exposure and do good at the same time.

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