Mass Innovation Nights #99 was a smashing success! Our first event in the Greater Grove Hall area brought supporters of innovation to the Thelma D Burns Building to learn more about the 14 new startups showcasing. Sponsored by Greater Grove Hall Main Streets, #MIN99 featured all African-American and African tech founders. 14 companies showcased their innovative products alongside an enthusiastic group of experts. There was so much local interest and support for the event and product launchers that we featured! We had experts from the Duplessy Foundation, Sankofa, Inc, Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, Roxbury Technology Corp, Kingery Power, Práctico Innovation, Boston Ujima Project ! How else do we know there was incredible support for these entrepreneurs and diversity in tech? Not only did we trend #1 in Boston on Twitter, but the MAYOR, Marty Walsh, attended and addressed the audience at MIN #99.
Check out a social media recap of the night on our Storify.
Our presenters for the night were:
Audience Choice Winners Were:
MOON Selfie Light - Grand Prize