We're borrowing our blog title from Boston Teawright's Caleb who asked this question when he was presenting his craft tea company at the Microsoft New England Research & Development (NERD) Center. While NoshOnIt represented the entire breadth and depth of our technology at the event, there is more than one way to be a NERD, and all of the companies, experts and guests could probably display their own brand of nerdiness when it comes to their entrepreneurial venture. And, heck, when you think about it, we all need technology in some way to support our business venture, whether it's a w
Our 49th event, held at the new offices of Fresh Tilled Soil in Watertown felt like a bit of a return home -- back to a mill where Mass Innovation Nights got its start. It wasn't the same mill but this one too had the big windows, beautiful high ceilings and exposed brick walls that make such a wonderful backdrop for a new product launch! With a great crowd of social media mavens, we were ready to go. Thanks to the Watertown Patch (and our usual innovation partners) for helping to promote
Four years ago we launched a website and offered to throw a product launch party for local companies with new products. We figured we'd get some of our social media friends to help spread the word, Tweet, Like and maybe post some video and pictures. Four years later, we found ourselves at the Lansdowne Pub in Boston, doing the same thing, but with a crop of exciting new products. Big thanks to the team at the Lansdowne Pub for making it all possible! What great hosts! Did you like their apps? (No, not mobile apps but appetizers!)
Mass Innovation Nights are usually a wild mix of different products - no matter what you do, or are interested in, you can usually find something that pertains to you. Let other events feature row upon row of same old, same old. We like to mix it up. Even when we do a theme event, like our Foodie events, there is still a wild array -- a website, a baker, artisanal salts, an app, etc.
As part of the Lean Startup Circle Boston’s meetup group, I (Bobbie Carlton) was one of the people who received Abby Fichtner’s note warning entrepreneurs away from paying for access to investors. The note specifically called out the Young Startup Ventures upcoming event.
Mass Innovation Nights #55 was held at the Kendall Square offices of VMware, the industry-leading virtualization software company. The company's Cambridge office is primarily a development space, dedicated to creating innovative new products so this was approriate! For our evening event, we were taking over their conference rooms, hallways and kitchen (which offered a terrific view out over Main Street Cambridge.) Just down the street from the MIT Coop and the Kendall Square Marriott, it was a terrific convenient location for many of our guests coming from the CIC and other Cambridge loc
Awesome night at Workbar Cambridge! (You know VentureFizz called us "always great", right?) Lots of folks visiting the Central Square co-working space for the first time. We had some terrific products launching with us and the guests agreed! Very enthusiastic all around.
The winners of the American Airlines Business Extra points were:
The highly anticipated Mass Innovation Nights Foodie came to town and boy are we stuffed! I think we need to find one of the Boston area's new restaurants to launch with us every month! (Thanks Strega Prime and welcome to the Woburn Tradecenter neighborhood.) Say nothing of all the amazing new food and food related products. We even had some old friends and new ones offering additional samples.
Free Event Highlights New and Innovative Culinary Products
WOBURN, MA, August 13, 2013 – Food lovers from around the greater Boston area will gather at TradeCenter 128 in Woburn on Wednesday, August 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for Mass Innovation Nights’ annual foodie event. Hosted by Cummings Properties, the popular networking event is expected to draw attendees from the culinary, entrepreneurial and social media communities. RSVPs are required for the free event.
A great night with our hosts LogMeIn in Boston's Innovation District. Thanks to everyone who came out! We'll be collecting the posts here -- kicking things off with a couple of Storifies -- our roundup of the tweets and Steve Garfield's more currated view of the evening.
Congrats to our American Airlines Business ExtrAA winners: