Archive for November, 2020

New Featured Product: LAVA is Light and More for Your Music

One of the losses of the pandemic has been live music and live music venues. According to the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), without federal aid, as many as 90 percent of independent music venues could disappear due to COVID closures and lockdowns. Dropkick Murphys aside (their May streaming event from Fenway was a much-needed lockdown respite) most musicians have been holed up for months.  Some have been working on new material. Others have participated in virtual projects, solo or carefully arranged group projects. And most have been missing performing live just as we’ve been missing them. There’s something “electric” about live music. Something magical that’s hard to recreate in a virtual event. The audience. The music. The lights… Enter Synaesthetic and their new product, LAVA: Light for Audio-Visual Augmentation. Synaesthetic offers a music visualization platform – a kind of portal stage lighting. The product consists of hardware (LAVA is about the size of an apple and will cost under a $100) and an associated free application. Founder and CEO Samim Safaei […]

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Invent Boston Receives National Parenting Product Award

More than 3 years ago Invent Boston began testing, prototyping, and crowdfunding, and the Boston start-up scene was there with them from the beginning. The team trained at the IDEO co-lab, was mentored by Boston SCORE and Venture CafĂ©, participated in Mass Innovation Nights, presented on Boston Design Week & Venture CafĂ© panels, won a pitch contest at E for All, attended Bolt Hardware Boot Camp and became a finalist in Mass Challenge. Invent Boston, home of the Two Minute Turtle Timer, took another step forward, beyond Boston. The Los Angeles based group, National Parenting Product Award, selected the Two Minute Turtle Timer as a product winner! The team from Invent Boston would like to say, “Thanks Boston! The Two Minute Turtle Timer is a new way to guide you to brush your whole mouth for the full 2 minutes—no screens in the bathroom at bedtime. It makes brushing fun and gets kids ages 4-94 brushing effectively and with motivation.  Satisfaction guaranteed!

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Resources For Boston-Area Entrepreneurs

The ultimate event for the customer engagement world goes virtual for 2020! On November 10-11 2020, Call & Contact Centre Virtual brings the same fantastic content directly to you. From the comfort of your home, office or wherever you may be, you will have access to watch insightful seminars from marketing experts, engage in live Q&A sessions, explore innovative products and solutions from leading vendors, book one-to-one or group product demonstrations and meetings through video chat, and network virtually with industry peers through video chat. More information here.   The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has made $50.8 million in grants available to support small businesses, microenterprises, and their employees, families and communities. Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) will be administering these funds to businesses experiencing economic hardship and a loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Preference will also be given to applicants that have not been able to receive aid from other federal programs related to COVID-19. Applications are due November 12. More information here.   Caress • IFundWomen of Color Dreams to Reality Fund Program can […]

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