MIN #126 took place on September 18th at UMass Lowell’s Innovation Hub in Haverhill. This was the second Mass Innovation Nights event at this location, and we were so glad to have the opportunity to return to the excellent facilities at UMass Lowell iHub Haverhill and see all resources available.
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.