This year was Boston's very first winter market at City Hall Plaza, and MIN93 was right in the thick of it! The city pulled out all the stops building a European-style holiday market and winter wonderland. Attendees could wander the rows of chalets, go ice skating, or visit us at Vinopolis! The intimate atmosphere of the wine-tasting tent was quite the location for our consumer products focused event. We had nearly twenty new and alumni startups selling their wares.
Our first ever education technology event last night was quite the success. We launched 12 innovative #edtech startups at the impressive US Headquarters of Dassault Systemes. If you didn't know what Dassault was until our event, we're sure you were impressed with their demonstration during the presentation portion of the evening. They create all types of cool and useful 3D technology. Their HQ is also the site of SOLIDWORKS, a software company that produces CAD and CAE programs who sponsored our event.
Mass Innovation Nights #91 - Women Founders was our annual event featuring women startups, and wow, was it a blast! If you didn't attend, not only did you miss out on meeting 13 incredible female-founded startups, but you also missed the mayor! That's right, THE MAYOR. Marty Walsh made a surprise visit to our event at District Hall to kick off WE BOS Week, the City of Boston's official week-long series of events aimed at increasing opportunities for women in business.
Last night was our fourth event hosted by Autodesk, but our first at their impressive new BUILD Space. We spent the night surrounded by work stations, robot arms and other shiny toys. The BUILD Space is Autodesk's newly opened Research and Development building. Located in Boston's Seaport District, this workshop is aimed at digital fabrication in the building industry. Autodesk is one of the coolest companies in Boston, building software for people across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, media, and entertainment industries.
Mass Innovation Nights Foodie 11 was another delicious success! The event last night in Somerville featured 10 innovative food themed startups demo-ing their products and sampling their tasty treats. We had everything from mobile apps creating ways to find local food spots to creative new ways to plant seeds to New Orleans-inspired cold-brewed coffee. All ten products packed the space at ONCE Somerville. If you've never been, we'd definitely recommend!
Though last night's Mass Innovation Nights #88 wasn't the first event we've held with LogMeIn, it was the first time we used their stunning space at their brand-new headquarters. And man, was it impressive! Did you see the coffee bar? The basketball court? The swanky decor? If you're yearning for a chance to work in such a space and didn't have a chance to talk with one of the recruiting experts LogMeIn had on hand at the event, check out their website now!
The 17th floor of 100 Summer Street was jammin' last night. When we were not looking out the windows admiring the gorgeous views (#envious), we were busy networking with the many attendees who came out for MIN #87. Thank you Bullhorn for a great night of innovation! We were honored to be one of Bullhorn's first "public" events to showcase their cool, new headquarters. We had several experts on hand from Bullhorn, ready to share their knowledge on topics ranging from business development to product management to sales engineering.
Last night, we held a Mass Innovation Nights event at Google's offices in Cambridge. MIN86 was the second event we've held at Google, and was themed "Innovation For Everyone", which meant all the participating companies were either a product from a more diverse set of founders or featured products addressing an issue of diversity.
If you made it out to #MIN85 last night, we're sure you had a great time. Mass Innovation Nights #85 was our second event sponsored and hosted by the MITRE Corporation, a non-profit organization that operates federally-funded research centers for the government. As before, they were gracious hosts, providing us with an awesome space and great food for our attendees. Did you try the cheese steak eggrolls? Delicious! Maybe you also got a free bottle of juice from Suja?
Last night's Civic Tech event was a huge hit! The goal of the night was to bring exposure to up-and-coming startups aiming to solve an issue in the civic space. Not only were we trending on twitter, but we had an excellent turnout and lots of enthusiam for the products. The event brought together all facets of the civic tech ecosystem, from the big players like our sponsor Microsoft New England, to the grassroots participants like our featured startups, to the Massachusetts government.