Here's the moment you've all been waiting for -- our team of Crowdfunders for Crowdfunding Innovation. We have an incredible assortment of projects to support (with your dollars, or your network, Mass Innovation Nights-style.) Our SPECIAL live event will be at the Microsoft NERD Center on September 19, the week AFTER our regular monthly event, Mass Innovation Nights #42! (Tickets and separate registration required -- go here!)
Have to start off this round-up/follow-up blog post with a big shout out to the Intrepid Labs team and the residents of this cool loft/co-working space. Entrepreneurship isn't a 9-5 gig but at 5:00 pm everyone put away their work and helped transform the space into Mass Innovation Nights #42. Thank you, thank you, thank you, from all the participants. Without great partners like you, Mass Innovation Nights couldn't exist.
A light rain misted the Verizon Innovation Center but didn't dampen spirits for a stand-out event. One of our more spectular locations (you felt innovative just stepping over the threshold, and the ohs and ahs were audible), we had a terrific night courtesy the team at the Verizon Innovation Center, the SaaS University (returning to Boston October 24-26, use our coupon code MASSNIGHTSAVE50%), our dedicated experts and a group of terrific innovators.
Thanks to VMware for hosting Mass Innovation Nights 44 (#MIN44) at their fun space in Kendall Square, and putting out such a nice spread, and validating parking, etc.! (You know they are hiring, right?)
What a fabulous night for the Boston Innovation Economy! Mass Innovation Nights #45 was a terrific partnership with Boston.com's The Hive and was held at The Boston Globe's offices...with a rockin' after-party in the Media Lab hosted by Radio BDC! The Boston.com team really rolled out the red carpet and feted us in grand style -- there were even table cloths. Really.
Our first Mass Innovation Nights event of 2013 was pretty darned awesome and also the third anniversary of the first nomadic Mass Innovation Nights. The first year of our monthly product launch parties had all been at the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation and in January of 2010, we "roamed" out to the IBM Innovation Center. It started something. We now roam pretty much all the time. (Our schedule for 2013 makes us look like a ping pong ball! Fun stuff.)
Mass Innovation Nights are usually a wild mix of different products - no matter what you do, or are interested in, you can usually find something that pertains to you. Let other events feature row upon row of same old, same old. We like to mix it up. Even when we do a theme event, like our Foodie events, there is still a wild array -- a website, a baker, artisanal salts, an app, etc.