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.
Progress Software really rolls out the red carpet for local entrepreneurs and were the quintessential hosts. Their big lunch room and a series of conference rooms get cleared out for us and the walls pulled back. The sound system and series of four (count 'em four) screens means everyone has a great view of the presentations.
The crowd voted for their favorites during the night, and our four winners won American Airlines Business Extra Points! The Grand MIN Winner was Fitrax, and the three MIN Winners were thethings.biz, Coastal Dog Apparel, and the UNO archery app.
Lots of cool new products meant lots of great social media action — share yours and we'll link to you. Check out the Storify of the event to see your tweets! CLVBoost already posted in their blog, Tech Writer Janet posted hers (plus pictures) and you can see our video of the presentations on YouTube.