MIN #124 took place on July 17th and was hosted by Formlabs and sponsored by SolidWorks and Dassault Systèmes. The event featured a variety of new, innovative products. Some of the products showcased included a mobile orthodontic office, magnetic coatings technology for plastic packaging, and indoor farming innovations. Our experts for the night were Dan Kirchgessner from Formlabs, Jillian Friot from SolidWorks, and Rain Wang from Skelmet. These three experts all had interesting stories and insights to share that were relevant to the entrepreneurial spirit of the event. Kirchgessner pointed out that, like many of the companies showcasing, Formlabs, too, began as a small startup. Its size and success today surely served as an inspiration to the companies showcasing.
MIN #123 took place on June 12th and was hosted and sponsored by IndusPAD and Lawrence Partnership. The event featured a variety of apparel and advanced textile manufacturing products. Some of the products showcased included a line of cross-cultural fashion pieces, a solution for patients looking to manage their leg bags safely and discreetly, a line of modern, fashionable key wallets, and a collection of comfortable outerwear jackets.
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 Jordana Goodman from Danielson Legal, Christina Inge, founder of Thoughtlight, along with Ben Gomes-Casseres from Brandeis' International School of Business and Ian Roy of the Brandeis MakerLab. In honor of pi day, pizza and whoopie pies were served to celebrate!
MIN #119 took place on February 13th and was hosted and sponsored by Jobcase at their brand new Cambridge office. The event featured a variety of new products from companies in and around the Boston area. Some of the products showcased included a revolutionary bracelet that hacks the way you feel temperature, a device that silences robocalls on landline phones, the first-ever device designed specifically for donations & payments via credit & debit cards, and a mobile app that connects pet owners with each other to exchange pet sitting instead of money. Our experts for the night were Jobcase CEO Fred Goff, along with Tony Deigh the co-founder of Jobcase and Lauren Herman who leads the company's product organization.
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.
Mass Innovation Nights #107 brought us back to the Innovation Hub in Lowell, MA! Nine companies showcased their products at the iHub. The event was sponsored by the City of Lowell and UMass Lowell's Innovation Hub. Given Lowell's innovative business environment, affordable housing costs and commercial real estate, world class educational institutions, state-of-the-art research facilities, and community commitment, it was the perfect place to host Mass Innovation Nights #107.
Mass Innovation Nights #106 brought 10 companies to the UMass Lowell Innovation Hub in Haverhill, MA -- a big thank you to them for hosting us in their great new space! Despite having to postpone the event by a day because of the snow, both turnout and spirits were high. The event was sponsored by the The Merrimack Valley Planning Commission and the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce.