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.
Our November event, Mass Innovation Nights 104, brought us back out to Dassault Systemes/SOLIDWORKS in Waltham for another busy and well-attended event featuring 10 great new products from local innovators. The event featured a variety of hardware and software products, from Coalesce.Info's artificial intelligence search engine for business users to eGreen US' Beacon Smart Lamp.
Our first FinTech-themed Mass Innovation Nights was a huge success! This event brought us to District Hall in Boston's Seaport District once again. The room was buzzing with over 300 attendees who came to learn about the 13 FinTech startups.
Our first event with MIT was an absolute success! With a breathtaking view of the Boston skyline as our backdrop, we brought together the innovation community and 10 new startups tackling innovation and process improvement.
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.