MIN #124 took place on July 17th and was hosted by Formlabs and sponsored by SolidWorks and Dassault Systèmes. The event featured a variety of new, innovative products. Some of the products showcased included a mobile orthodontic office, magnetic coatings technology for plastic packaging, and indoor farming innovations. Our experts for the night were Dan Kirchgessner from Formlabs, Jillian Friot from SolidWorks, and Rain Wang from Skelmet. These three experts all had interesting stories and insights to share that were relevant to the entrepreneurial spirit of the event. Kirchgessner pointed out that, like many of the companies showcasing, Formlabs, too, began as a small startup. Its size and success today surely served as an inspiration to the companies showcasing.
MIN #123 took place on June 12th and was hosted and sponsored by IndusPAD and Lawrence Partnership. The event featured a variety of apparel and advanced textile manufacturing products. Some of the products showcased included a line of cross-cultural fashion pieces, a solution for patients looking to manage their leg bags safely and discreetly, a line of modern, fashionable key wallets, and a collection of comfortable outerwear jackets.
MIN #122 took place on May 9th and was hosted and sponsored by Greater Grove Hall. The event featured a variety of new products from startups with African American and African founders making it our 3rd annual African American and African founders’ event with Greater Grove Hall! Some of the products showcased included a tool that automates your investing strategies based on real-world events in real time, an energy-efficient and globally scalable solution to problems unique to the indoor farming industry, and a tool that helps you find the perfect caregiver for your loved one. Our experts for the night were Ed Gaskin from Greater Grove Hall, Walter Calender from Practico Innovation, Winston Henderson from Sankofa Inc., Reginald Swift from Rubix LS, and Edward Dugger III from Reinventure Capital.
MIN #121 took place on April 11th and was co-hosted and co-sponsored by UMass Lowell's Innovation Hub and the City of Lowell. WINN Companies and Lupoli Companies also sponsored us by providing beverages and pizza! The event featured a variety of new AI, robotics, and IoT products from companies in and around the area and helped kick off National Robotics Week. We also celebrated 10 years of innovation with Mass Innovation Night's 10th Anniversary! Some of the products showcased included an affordable, adjustable prosthetic limb for amputees, an AI-powered online writing improvement tool, and an easy to use dashboard and analytics platform to detect, predict and respond to physical security threats and improve operational efficiency. The event also featured two MIN alumni; Tertill from Franklin Robotics and CAIDE Systems. Our experts for the night were Tom O'Donnell from UMass Lowell's iHub, Andrew Shapiro from the City of Lowell, and Nick Bliamptis from Facet Executive Search.
MIN #120 took place on March 14th and was hosted for a second time by Brandeis University and co-sponsored by Brandeis International Business School and Brandeis Innovation. Brandeis Innovation is supporting innovation and entrepreneurship across Brandeis University so that great ideas can have a meaningful impact. The event featured a variety of new products from companies in and around the area, including Brandeis students. Some of the products showcased included a green app that tracks healthy and sustainable food choices, a friendly flower product that teaches about Channukah, a device that combines fashion with accessibility for your keys, a newly launched website linking scientists with educators, and a mobile app that connects all aspects of Brandeis' campus to students' cellphones. Our experts for the night were Jordana Goodman from Danielson Legal, Christina Inge, founder of Thoughtlight, along with Ben Gomes-Casseres from Brandeis' International School of Business and Ian Roy of the Brandeis MakerLab. In honor of pi day, pizza and whoopie pies were served to celebrate!
MIN #119 took place on February 13th and was hosted and sponsored by Jobcase at their brand new Cambridge office. The event featured a variety of new products from companies in and around the Boston area. Some of the products showcased included a revolutionary bracelet that hacks the way you feel temperature, a device that silences robocalls on landline phones, the first-ever device designed specifically for donations & payments via credit & debit cards, and a mobile app that connects pet owners with each other to exchange pet sitting instead of money. Our experts for the night were Jobcase CEO Fred Goff, along with Tony Deigh the co-founder of Jobcase and Lauren Herman who leads the company's product organization.
MIN #118 took place on January 17th and was hosted and sponsored by Workbar at their new Burlington location. The event featured a variety of new products from companies in and around the Boston area. This was our first event of 2019 and it kicked off the celebration of Mass Innovation Nights' 10 year anniversary! Some of the products showcased included a do-it-yourself lawncare subscription box, a website that matches veterans and military spouses with experienced interview coaches for live practice job interviews, and a delicious spoonable avocado snack. Our experts for the night were Sarah Travers from Workbar, Paul Saia from East Boston Savings Bank, and public speaking coach Linda Ugelow.
MIN #117 took place on December 11th and was hosted and sponsored by WeWork at 200 Portland Street in Boston. The event featured sports and sports tech products from a variety of new companies in and around the Boston area. Relativity Whiskey made an appearance at the event to celebrate their one year anniversary of launching in the Boston area! Some of the products showcased included a sports video social platform, a wearable chronic pain relief device, a flyfishing subscription box, and the first ever self-righting mobile training device. Our experts for the night were Casey Barrett from WeWork, Nick Bliamptis from Facet Executive Search, and Shannah McArdle from Sports Innovation Lab.
MIN #116 took place on November 13th at Lincoln North and was sponsored by R.W. Holmes! The turnout was great, with a large number of attendees and product launchers. The event featured unique products from a variety of new companies from in and around the Boston area. It was also a great way to showcase the beautiful Lincoln North office building. Some of the products showcased included endoscopy sterilization equipment, an electric outboard propulsion system for boats and a dating app that uses real-time video and voice technology! Our experts for the night were Dean Blackey and Elizabeth Holmes from R.W. Holmes and John Frank Weaver from McLane Middleton.
MIN #115 was our 5th Annual Women Founders Event that kicked off #WeBOSWeek on October 15th. The event was sponsored by Boston Scientific and the supporting sponsor was Brownmed. Before the event, Brownmed hosted an open house where they showcased some of their diverse products addressing medical issues. The turnout for MIN #115 was fantastic, with over 200 attendees and innovative products from women-founded companies in the digital health and medical and combination device fields.