Despite some rainy weather, the innovation community still showed up in force to help Mass Innovation Nights launch some awesome new products at MIN80. Our 80th event saw us returning to Autodesk offices in Waltham, a beautiful space that really showcases the company's awesome abilities. If you made it to the event, we're sure you took a stroll through their museum-like lobby and took in all the impressive minature models, small-scale building replicas and displays. Autodesk was very generous to our guests - providing plenty of pizza, salad, and refreshments and access to their coffee bar.
What a great night we had at District Hall! MIN79 featured all women founders and was held jointly with a new event from Innovation Women: Women Entrepreneurs Evening. It was all part of the Women Entrepreneurs Week in Boston.
There was food, glorious food abound at MIN Foodie #9. Sixteen product launchers brought their local and global flavors to share. Sweet and savory scents filled the Lord Hobo Brewing Company's rustic warehouse, set upon a background of granite details in the front part of the building, a holdover from its days as a granite cutting facility.
Here's the rundown on the final CityStart Boston Pitch Night at the Fairmount Innovation Lab! Who would you pick?
1. BloxYard is looking to optimize Boston’s innovation scene and create a discovery hub for Boston Innovation through the reuse of shipping containers. The Blox will include a coffee shop, showcase and demonstration space and a number of popup shops showcasing local products.
How do you spend a beautiful Saturday in Boston's Innovation District? If you are like 100 participants and 40 advisors/mentors, you are participating in CityStart Boston today (Saturday May 30), (or as my iPhone has been correcting it for months during the planning process - City Stars). And anyone who would get up ridiculously early and devote their Saturday to helping their city deserves a big gold star. You can follow along over today and the next three weeks via #citystartboston.
Mass Innovation Nights 74 was a huge success! We were sponsored and hosted by Mercedes-Benz of Burlington at their luxurious new dealership. Our event took place on the showroom floor, surrounded by sleek cars. Catering from Chopp's American Grill in the Burlington Marriott provided delectable cheeses, charcuterie plates and tuna tartare. It was quite a night, and we look forward to returning to the dealership for our Foodie event in August. Thanks again to the whole Mercedes-Benz team who are totally awesome! Check out the hashtag #MIN74 on Twitter to see tweets and pics about the event!
What? Hold Mass Innovation Nights #73 in four different locations? Live stream it via Google Hangouts on-air. Sure, why not?
Well, the reality is, our community wants to talk to each other. They want to "commune." They want to talk live with the person in front of them. They want to touch a product, shake hands with the entrepreneur and give a hug to an old friend.
Our triumphant return to the Innovation District was courtesy of LogMeIn who sponsored and hosted us in their tri-level treehouse-style AWESOME headquarters right on Summer Street, right over the bridge from South Station. Their super fantastic team let us "take over" their lobby, kitchen, cafeteria and portions of the mezzanine and showcase some super awesome new products!
Check out the stream of Tweets, posts and pix from the event! We had a packed house with people watching the presentations from every vantage point, we had some of the best presentations we've seen.
Twice a year we feature food and food-related products at Mass Innovation Nights. More than just an excuse to stuff our faces (err, sample) with the local bounty, our foodie events have helped to widen the circle of local entrepreneurs we support.
Mass Innovation Nights #70 was our first chance to visit the beautiful IBM Innovation Center in Cambridge! Opened just over a year ago, we've visited a few times but until now had yet to schedule an event there! Big thank you to our truly awesome hosts -- quite the spread so no one went hungry either! Applause for our exhibitors who were all in place and ready to go on time, even with some tough traffic.