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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:
Every week we send out an email newsletter (thanks Constant Contact!) to thousands of subscribers (mostly in the Boston region). We also send out a "day of" event newsletter.
More than 650 new products have launched with Mass Innovation Nights -- and it's time to get everyone back together again! Do you support innovation? Have you launched a product with us? Are you a regular MIN attendee or one of our VIPs? We want you there! This will be an exciting, open-to-all opportunity to catch up with your "classmates" and past MIN alumni as well as the many Mass Innovation Nights supporters.
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Usually I tell people to turn to the Mass Innovation Nights blog if they missed an event but it's going to be really hard to capture the super-cool goings on at MIN 64 in The Arsenal in Watertown in athenahealth's glorious space here. But I'll give it a try!
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:
While the Bruins were breaking our hearts, we were having a good time visiting Progress Software and launching cool new local products! We kicked off a new feature -- introducing a Student Startup Spotlight to showcase student startups from local colleges. This month we had two startups, Simply Stored and Gentoo, from Wentworth Institute of Technology.
The 5th anniversary of Mass Innovation nights was a blast! Our 61st event launched 10 great products with the help of an energetic crowd in Lowell, Mass. The Merrimack Valley Sandbox graciously offered their space to us as we munched on delicious egg rolls and created buzz around the new ideas happening there. We also found out that @BobbieC cuts a mean celebratory cake!
The four presenters were:
Learn about what’s happening in Lowell
Lowell, Mass. is a vibrant and growing community, with a GREAT innovation scene! It’s worth a trip just to connect with the Merrimack Valley Sandbox - but that’s definitely not all that’s happening in this up-and-coming city. It’s got arts, food, tech, and plenty of entrepreneurs and early adopters to spice up our monthly MIN event.
Meet new people in the community
The Microsoft New England Research and Development (NERD) Center hosted our 60th event and a terrific group of our community came out to help lanch 10 great new products! In spite of rain, and a threat of overnight snow and freezing weather, we had a packed house. We collected our tweets here and the videos here. Can you find yourself? Share your posts about the event and we'll link to you!
Our presenters for evening, voted on by you were: