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
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 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.
One of the best things about Mass Innovation Nights is the opportunity to make new friends. And everywhere we go, we make new friends. When we move our nomadic event to a new place, the percentage of new friends is even higher!
Our first Mass Innovation Nights event in Woburn was giant! No where else have we had as big a presence as we did at the TradeCenter 128 for our 31st event. In fact, you could feel our presence from MILES away...only a little exaggeration there!
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:
Another wonderful evening with old friends, and making new ones! And, of course, ten cool new products to help promote!
A massive thank you to Microsoft for hosting us at the NERD Center and Hyperion Law for sponsoring, as well as our annual sponsors, ProfitBricks, Cambridge Trust and Constant Contact. Our next event will be at LogMeIn on July 10. Watch for the event page to go up soon!
What a fabulous night for the Boston Innovation Economy! Mass Innovation Nights #45 was a terrific partnership with Boston.com's The Hive and was held at The Boston Globe's offices...with a rockin' after-party in the Media Lab hosted by Radio BDC! The Boston.com team really rolled out the red carpet and feted us in grand style -- there were even table cloths. Really.
Our first Mass Innovation Nights event of 2013 was pretty darned awesome and also the third anniversary of the first nomadic Mass Innovation Nights. The first year of our monthly product launch parties had all been at the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation and in January of 2010, we "roamed" out to the IBM Innovation Center. It started something. We now roam pretty much all the time. (Our schedule for 2013 makes us look like a ping pong ball! Fun stuff.)
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