We kicked it off with Accelerate from Wentworth Institute of Technology followed by Babson’s Blank Center for Entrepreneurship, Babson’s FoodSol (for our MIN Foodie #7) and recently Northeastern’s IDEA. What are we talking about? MINs Student Start-Up Spotlight of course. One local college or university is featured each month. The featured college or university is asked to select two start-ups from their entrepreneurship/innovation program that they believe would get the most value out of the MIN experience – whether connections into the innovation community, concept feedback or practice pitching.
Nick Naraghi, CEO of IDEA, Northeastern’s venture accelerator shared his thoughts with us: "Mass Innovation Nights was an invaluable experience for IDEA and the Northeastern University student entrepreneurs that attended. By participating in the Student Start-Up Spotlight, Genius Box and Hydrolite were able to make connections with new customers, potential advisors and investors, and a host of companies that have generously offered to help them free of charge. The constructive feedback and experience of attending alone made it an opportunity we're glad we didn't miss!"
Products that were part of our past Student Start-Up Spotlight
Gentoo & Simply Stored
jossle & HIGHERME
Spreads & Beyond & CAFEX
Hydrolite & Genius Box
Anyone interested in learning more about the program may contact Kristen Avini, Innovation Nights Program Manager at kristen (at) innovationnights (dot) com