Thanks to all of you who ventured out to Concord for our July Innovation Night event! Special thanks to Isabella Products and the Wheelhouse for hosting us. We’ll be posting links to your #MIN28 Tweets, blog posts, and pictures soon. Meanwhile, can you find yourself in the crowd here? We’ll be contacting the winner of the Edible Arrangements New England gift certificate and announcing that in Monday’s newsletter.
Big thank you to everyone who joined us at the IBM Innovation Center to kick off 2012 with a look at a great group of new products. Now get out there and help spread the word! We had a fantastic group and the poor weather held off so everyone was able to get there and home just fine. Thanks especially to our car poolers!
While Mass Innovation Nights is often chock full of startups launching new products, our mission is not exclusively startup focused. IBM has launched six products with us, Intuit launched a product with us, Acquia, Brainshark, Continuum, LogMeIn, Percussion, VideoLink, and the Company formerly known as Novell launched two products with us. These companies are far from startups.
This is confusing to some people. ("Hey, that isn't a startup!")
Thanks all for coming out to our 38th Mass Innovation Nights event! Thanks also to Microsoft New England Research and Development for hosting us! Thanks to our experts, our innovators and especially to YOU for helping to create some buzz for new local products. We had a nice variety!
New location. New friends. And a whole bunch of cool new products! (And cake.) Our third anniversary was stellar, a beautiful night courtesy of the Merrimack Valley Sandbox and the City of Lowell, hosted by the gorgeous Appleton Mills with wifi courtesy of Comcast -- talk about a collaboration made in...Lowell! (So much thanks due to Theresa Park -- extraordinary partner.)
Event showcasing new, innovative products from Massachusetts-based companies
Lowell, MA and Woburn, MA (March 26, 2012) - Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 from 6:00-8:30 p.m., Appleton Mills in Lowell will be hosting Mass Innovation Nights, one of a series of grassroots events designed to leverage the local social media community. Every month the event showcases a wide range of new and innovative products from local companies. Mass Innovation Nights is marking its third anniversary and the first event in the Merrimack Valley.
The Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation is having their annual fundraiser on Thursday, April 26, 2012, and celebrating their 33rd Anniversary by honoring Thomas M. Menino, Marty Jones, President and CEO of MassDevelopment, and the Bornstein Family.
Showcase Startup / Innovative Products and Services for their Silent Auction Table:
Get great exposure and do good at the same time.
It's not every Mass Innovation Nights that has its own disco ball...but there's a first time for everything and our first time (Stas, please say, not the last!) at Space with a Soul, came complete with a disco ball and its own red light district. (You had to be there.)
Over the last few years, we've been a major supporter and proponent of MassChallenge, the global startup accelerator and competition based in Boston's Innovation District -- it attracts startups and entrepreneurs from all over the world. The MassChallenge team has set up shop at several of our events to help spread the word. We spend our summer mentoring. We've held events at their waterfront location (oh, the views of the harbor from the 14th floor) and we see dozens of "Friends o' MIN" (some of whom have done very well!) among the participants.