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There's a lot to like about Lowell: Mass Innovation Nights #107

Mass Innovation Nights #107 brought us back to the Innovation Hub in Lowell, MA! Nine companies showcased their products at the iHub. The event was sponsored by the City of Lowell and UMass Lowell's Innovation Hub. Given Lowell's innovative business environment, affordable housing costs and commercial real estate, world class educational institutions, state-of-the-art research facilities, and community commitment, it was the perfect place to host Mass Innovation Nights #107.

Mass Innovation Nights #106 in Haverhill

Mass Innovation Nights #106 brought 10 companies to the UMass Lowell Innovation Hub in Haverhill, MA -- a big thank you to them for hosting us in their great new space! Despite having to postpone the event by a day because of the snow, both turnout and spirits were high. The event was sponsored by the The Merrimack Valley Planning Commission and the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce.

MIN68 at Constant Contact's SMB InnoLoft

Huge shoutout to the awesome team at Constant Contact's Small Business InnoLoft for their hosting and sponsoring of Mass Innovation Nights #68.  They throw quite a party and we had some amazingly cool startups to celebrate.  We also got to hear about the AMAZING opportunity, the Small Business Innovation Program, a first-of-its-kind accelerator.  Apply now to be one of the chosen -- free workspace, mentoring, $10,000 to spend on marketing.  You don't have to give up any equity in your company; you just have to be able to help small businesses.

Mass Innovation Nights Foodie Edition at District Hall

When you want to show off Boston's Home for Innovation, District Hall, what better way to do it than "Gather" a bunch of food entrepreneurs? 

Our baker's dozen of food entrepreneurs showed off everything from Veggie Fries to Pizza the app, from a way to close up a soda can (The Cappy) to CogniTea (a way of life and tea), from Haitian relish (SPICY Craic and Blonde) to beautiful salts from Afar.  We had Chef Set Meals and Undiscovered Kitchens, EnerChi Bites and Mohka Origin coffee.  DrinkMaple and Phfeast.

Congrats to our winners!  These products were your favorites:

MIN63 at Autodesk

 Thanks to our friends at Autodesk for hosting our June event!  What a terrific team and a fantastic location, conveniently located along 128/95.  They also provided yummies to keep tummies from grumbling!  Nicely done!  Hope to see you all again real soon.

Our community had a great time checking out all the cool new products...and Autodesk's nifty lobby showcasing many of their products.  I loved the airport design and the model city.

Our American Airlines Business Extra points winners were:

PowerHydrant (2000)
TicketZen (2000)
GearCommons (2000)

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: