MIN #120 took place on March 14th and was hosted for a second time by Brandeis University and co-sponsored by Brandeis International Business School and Brandeis Innovation. Brandeis Innovation is supporting innovation and entrepreneurship across Brandeis University so that great ideas can have a meaningful impact. The event featured a variety of new products from companies in and around the area, including Brandeis students. Some of the products showcased included a green app that tracks healthy and sustainable food choices, a friendly flower product that teaches about Channukah, a device that combines fashion with accessibility for your keys, a newly launched website linking scientists with educators, and a mobile app that connects all aspects of Brandeis' campus to students' cellphones. Our experts for the night were Christina Inge, founder of Thoughtlight, along with Ben Gomes-Casseres, Jordana Goodman, and Ian Roy of the Brandeis MakerLab. In honor of pi day, pizza and whoopie pies were served to celebrate!
MIN #115 was our 5th Annual Women Founders Event that kicked off #WeBOSWeek on October 15th. The event was sponsored by Boston Scientific and the supporting sponsor was Brownmed. Before the event, Brownmed hosted an open house where they showcased some of their diverse products addressing medical issues. The turnout for MIN #115 was fantastic, with over 200 attendees and innovative products from women-founded companies in the digital health and medical and combination device fields.
MIN 100 was nothing short of amazing! Our special 100th event was one of the largest to date, bringing over 600 people to the Museum of Science. Sponsored by Draper's Sembler office, MIN100 featured several space tech companies and 6 Innovation Nights alumni. To spark things up, the event started in the museum's Theater of Electricity.
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!
Our first ever education technology event last night was quite the success. We launched 12 innovative #edtech startups at the impressive US Headquarters of Dassault Systemes. If you didn't know what Dassault was until our event, we're sure you were impressed with their demonstration during the presentation portion of the evening. They create all types of cool and useful 3D technology. Their HQ is also the site of SOLIDWORKS, a software company that produces CAD and CAE programs who sponsored our event.
Mass Innovation Nights #91 - Women Founders was our annual event featuring women startups, and wow, was it a blast! If you didn't attend, not only did you miss out on meeting 13 incredible female-founded startups, but you also missed the mayor! That's right, THE MAYOR. Marty Walsh made a surprise visit to our event at District Hall to kick off WE BOS Week, the City of Boston's official week-long series of events aimed at increasing opportunities for women in business.
The 17th floor of 100 Summer Street was jammin' last night. When we were not looking out the windows admiring the gorgeous views (#envious), we were busy networking with the many attendees who came out for MIN #87. Thank you Bullhorn for a great night of innovation! We were honored to be one of Bullhorn's first "public" events to showcase their cool, new headquarters. We had several experts on hand from Bullhorn, ready to share their knowledge on topics ranging from business development to product management to sales engineering.
Last night, we held a Mass Innovation Nights event at Google's offices in Cambridge. MIN86 was the second event we've held at Google, and was themed "Innovation For Everyone", which meant all the participating companies were either a product from a more diverse set of founders or featured products addressing an issue of diversity.
If you made it out to #MIN85 last night, we're sure you had a great time. Mass Innovation Nights #85 was our second event sponsored and hosted by the MITRE Corporation, a non-profit organization that operates federally-funded research centers for the government. As before, they were gracious hosts, providing us with an awesome space and great food for our attendees. Did you try the cheese steak eggrolls? Delicious! Maybe you also got a free bottle of juice from Suja?