If you made it out to #MIN85 last night, we're sure you had a great time. Mass Innovation Nights #85 was our second event sponsored and hosted by the MITRE Corporation, a non-profit organization that operates federally-funded research centers for the government. As before, they were gracious hosts, providing us with an awesome space and great food for our attendees. Did you try the cheese steak eggrolls? Delicious! Maybe you also got a free bottle of juice from Suja? The organic, non-GMO smoothie company was there handing out free samples!
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.
Located on the top floor of the beautiful Landmark Center, our host Hatch Fenway was the perfect space for a MIN Foodie event. With a great view of Fenway Park and downtown Boston, our presenters enjoyed the spacious event room and the chance to use Hatch's indoor swing set. Even with all the event space, it was packed! We had 11 food and food-tech startups showcasing, as well as four experts sharing their knowledge with our many attendees.
MIN #82 was an incredible night!
Located at Endurance International Group’s beautiful new space in Burlington, Mass Innovation Nights 82 featured a unique range of products. The space was fun and perfect for presentations and networking.
Attendees had the wonderful opportunity of checking out Endurance’s new space, networking and learning about new products. We also had TriNet on hand to share their experiences and available to answer any questions that attendees had.
A special thanks to Endurance International Group for hosting, catering, and being so welcoming!
Woah, what a night! If you were there with us at MIN #81 last night, you know what we mean. Our 81st event was held at the massive Brooklyn Boulders gym in Somerville, where members enjoy access to an expansive array of climbing walls, as well as traditional gym features. Our holiday and consumer themed startups were spread throughout the gym, introducing their products to the innovation community while climbers scaled the walls above them. Attendees were able to rent shoes and use the facility while they checked out the cool products.
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.