We're coming up on our 50th event tomorrow night and Boston Globe is hosting the event. But TODAY's Globe included a nice overview of the last 49 events and the 500 products launched. Reporter Michael Farrell talked to many MINfriends in his quest and produced this story!
Our 50th Mass Innovation Nights event celebrated the first 500 product launches in grand style in partnership with the Boston Globe, Boston.com and The Hive as our hosts. We were able to bring back 15 of our favorite products and see how far they have come in the time since they participated in their first Mass Innovation Nights. It was terrific to hear about the progress that has been made and how our Innovation Nights community has made a difference.
Another wonderful evening with old friends, and making new ones! And, of course, ten cool new products to help promote!
A massive thank you to Microsoft for hosting us at the NERD Center and Hyperion Law for sponsoring, as well as our annual sponsors, ProfitBricks, Cambridge Trust and Constant Contact. Our next event will be at LogMeIn on July 10. Watch for the event page to go up soon!
A great night with our hosts LogMeIn in Boston's Innovation District. Thanks to everyone who came out! We'll be collecting the posts here -- kicking things off with a couple of Storifies -- our roundup of the tweets and Steve Garfield's more currated view of the evening.
Congrats to our American Airlines Business ExtrAA winners:
Free Event Highlights New and Innovative Culinary Products
WOBURN, MA, August 13, 2013 – Food lovers from around the greater Boston area will gather at TradeCenter 128 in Woburn on Wednesday, August 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for Mass Innovation Nights’ annual foodie event. Hosted by Cummings Properties, the popular networking event is expected to draw attendees from the culinary, entrepreneurial and social media communities. RSVPs are required for the free event.
The highly anticipated Mass Innovation Nights Foodie came to town and boy are we stuffed! I think we need to find one of the Boston area's new restaurants to launch with us every month! (Thanks Strega Prime and welcome to the Woburn Tradecenter neighborhood.) Say nothing of all the amazing new food and food related products. We even had some old friends and new ones offering additional samples.
Awesome night at Workbar Cambridge! (You know VentureFizz called us "always great", right?) Lots of folks visiting the Central Square co-working space for the first time. We had some terrific products launching with us and the guests agreed! Very enthusiastic all around.
The winners of the American Airlines Business Extra points were:
Mass Innovation Nights #55 was held at the Kendall Square offices of VMware, the industry-leading virtualization software company. The company's Cambridge office is primarily a development space, dedicated to creating innovative new products so this was approriate! For our evening event, we were taking over their conference rooms, hallways and kitchen (which offered a terrific view out over Main Street Cambridge.) Just down the street from the MIT Coop and the Kendall Square Marriott, it was a terrific convenient location for many of our guests coming from the CIC and other Cambridg
As part of the Lean Startup Circle Boston’s meetup group, I (Bobbie Carlton) was one of the people who received Abby Fichtner’s note warning entrepreneurs away from paying for access to investors. The note specifically called out the Young Startup Ventures upcoming event.
Mass Innovation Nights are usually a wild mix of different products - no matter what you do, or are interested in, you can usually find something that pertains to you. Let other events feature row upon row of same old, same old. We like to mix it up. Even when we do a theme event, like our Foodie events, there is still a wild array -- a website, a baker, artisanal salts, an app, etc.