Our fourth annual "Women Founders" event was amazing! What a way to kick off WEBOS (Women Entrepreneurs Boston) week! For the first time ever, WeWork, a hip, innovative coworking space, sponsored and hosted the event at their South Station location. This event was extraordinarily special because it took place across four floors. Guests were able to float between the different themed floors to learn about and network with our product launchers. The three floor themes were Assistive Technologies, Apps, and Lifestyle & Fashion.
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.
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 third event at MITRE was a huge success! The line was out the door to attend Mass Innovation Nights 98 last night at MITRE in Bedford. Attendees enjoyed the beautiful and spacious event hall of our host and sponsor MITRE, a not-for-profit corporation that runs research and development centers for the federal government. While munching on the delicious food provided by our host, event-goers networked with 11 innovative new startups with products in the IoT space.
While Tuesday saw much of Boston hunkered down to ride out winter storm Stella, Wednesday was all about Mass Innovation Nights 96! Not only did we get #MIN96 trending on twitter, but we got the innovation community to turn up for our event at Cramer in Norwood. Cramer, a brand experience agency with an over thirty year record of helping global companies tell their story, provided attendees with an A+ event experience.
Mass Innovation Nights returned to Lowell for our 95th monthly product launch event- and what a blast it was! As a joint partnership between the City of Lowell and UMass Lowell's iHUb co-working space, MIN95 brought together the entire innovation ecosystem in this bustling Massachusetts town. Of the ten startups demo-ing their products at the event, many of them were great local products benefiting from the awesome resources of our sponsor and venue, the Innovation Hub at UMass Lowell.
Last night's MIN #94 event couldn't have been better. Nestled in the heart of Cambridge, our sponsor Sembler at Draper provided a beautiful event space for us to take over. They took great care of us and did not forget a thing -- from the use of their parking garage to the delicious spread they put out for our attendees. Sembler aims to empower startups by leveraging the vast resources of Draper. Learn more about how they can help your startup here.
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.