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.
Our first event in Natick was a complete success hosted by The Center for Arts Natick (TCAN)! So many people came out to support the local products that showcased! The event was sponsored by Middlesex Savings Bank, and in partnership with The Natick Center Cultural District and The Town of Natick Community & Economic Development Department.
Mass Innovation Nights #112 brought us back to District Hall in the Seaport area of Boston. The event was sponsored by both SmartBooks, a MIN alumni company, and CohnReznick. It was a huge success and many people came out to support the 12 SaaS and software products that showcased. The companies featured a variety of products from a travel app to a knowledge management tool to a CRM real estate service.
It was our second time at the Thelma D Burns Building for Mass Innovation Nights #111. Attendees enjoyed the beautiful and spacious event space thanks to our sponsor, Greater Grove Hall Main Streets. #MIN111 featured all African and African-American tech founders.