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 #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.
Last night's event, our 97th, was bustling with attendees, startups and robots! Hosted at the spectacular Innovation and Design Building in Boston's Seaport District and sponsored by MassTLC, MassRobotics and Amazon Robotics, #MIN97 featured products from 10 startups. We had robots specializing in factory inventory management, housecleaning, and yard work!
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's Civic Tech event was a huge hit! The goal of the night was to bring exposure to up-and-coming startups aiming to solve an issue in the civic space. Not only were we trending on twitter, but we had an excellent turnout and lots of enthusiam for the products. The event brought together all facets of the civic tech ecosystem, from the big players like our sponsor Microsoft New England, to the grassroots participants like our featured startups, to the Massachusetts government.