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Mass Innovation Nights #99: African-American & African Tech Founders

African American Tech Founders

Mass Innovation Nights #99 was a smashing success! Our first event in the Greater Grove Hall area brought supporters of innovation to the Thelma D Burns Building to learn more about the 14 new startups showcasing. Sponsored by Greater Grove Hall Main Streets, #MIN99 featured all African-American and African tech founders. 14 companies showcased their innovative products alongside an enthusiastic group of experts. There was so much local interest and support for the event and product launchers that we featured! We had experts from the Duplessy Foundation, Sankofa, Inc, Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, Roxbury Technology Corp, Kingery Power, Práctico Innovation, Boston Ujima Project ! How else do we know there was incredible support for these entrepreneurs and diversity in tech? Not only did we trend #1 in Boston on Twitter, but the MAYOR, Marty Walsh, attended and addressed the audience at MIN #99. 

Check out a social media recap of the night on our Storify.

Read this article in Founderswire, and this one on Xconomy.

Our presenters for the night were:

FABLabs For America

PULSE24/7

Kids In Tech

Donii

UZURI

Audience Choice Winners Were:

Black Girls Nutrition

Donii

Cede

MOON Selfie Light - Grand Prize