There was food, glorious food abound at MIN Foodie #9. Sixteen product launchers brought their local and global flavors to share. Sweet and savory scents filled the Lord Hobo Brewing Company's rustic warehouse, set upon a background of granite details in the front part of the building, a holdover from its days as a granite cutting facility.
Our experts Ben Senning and Marc Johnson of Texture Technologies shared their wisdom about testing the texture of food, an incredibly valuable service for all of the product launchers. Their commitment to the food startup community truly shines. And, we all had fun watching little pink cupcakes get smooshed.
A special thanks goes out to Mercedes-Benz of Burlington for sponsoring and the Lord Hobo Brewing Company for hosting the event. Co-owner Steve Garfield let us in on some of the building's secrets including a stint in the movies…part of Ted was filmed there!
We'd also like to thank Waxy O'Connor's in Woburn for hosting the delightful after-party.
In case you missed it, or if you want to relive the night, check out our Storify, YouTube videos, Cooking Chat's blog post, and #MINFoodie9 on Twitter for more tweets and pictures of the event. We also love hearing results like THESE. Check out Official MIN Blogger Janet's pictures and post!
Our presenters were:
The Audience Choice winners were:
Special Prize Winners:
Grand Prize Winner Makomas won a weekend in a 'Benz courtest of Mercedes-Benz, swag bags from WeWork, and Lord Hobo Brewing Co. as well as one month of Commons unlimited ($350 value) from WeWork, and a profile on Innovation Women. Our runners up each received swag bags from Mercedes-Benz (worth $100), WeWork, and Lord Hobo Brewing Co., as well as a one month membership to WeWork's Starter Commons and a profile on InnovationWomen.
Congratulations to all of our winners and thank you to all of our participants, guests, our sponsor, and our host!
Don't forget to check out our new partner WeWork's special offer – WeWork Boston will extend a $1,000 credit toward a desk or office for any member of the MassInno community who tours WeWork in August or September. Just register for a tour on their site and show this page to whoever walks you around (or tell them Mass Innovation Nights sent you).