Another busy week in the Boston area (see below for a whole bunch of new event listings.) And, only a week and a half to sign up for the next edition of Mass Innovation Nights, our monthly product launch party and networking event! RSVP now and vote for your favorite local innovation. The top four vote getters will earn five minute presentation slots.
We're holding our May event at the Microsoft New England Research and Development (NERD) center in Kendall Square. Next month we'll be on the North Shore, in Beverly at the Beverly Cummings Center (and for those of you dependent on public transportation, that's only a short walk from the commuter rail stop). Looking forward to the new location and meeting lots of new people. (AND cool new products, of course.)
If you are new to the MIN family, just a reminder of our mission: Help spread the word about local innovation! It's easy, if you see or hear of something cool at Mass Innovation Nights, or through our website or our Tweets or on our FaceBook page, tell someone! Blog about it, tweet about it, Like it, use it on your LinkedIn status or "use your words" and tell someone. Together we can help support local innovators.
The Mass Innovation Nights Team
This Month's Featured Products
|Local Innovation Updates:
- Great update from our friends at Foodies of New England, that wonderful (visually stunning) magazine that launched with us at last year's Foodie Mass Innovation Nights. The magazine is going strong and into their fourth edition. Look for it or check them out online. Meanwhile, this is a great lead-in to a reminder that we have Mass Innovation Nights Foodie event coming soon -- get your food-oriented innovation and new products submitted through the website now!
- Mass Innovation Nights companies -- share what you've been up to! Send us your news.
- See someone doing an awesome job of supporting the local innovation community? Let us know and we'll give them a shout-out here.
| Other Events You Might Like|
Every week we feature some of the other events and opportunities for innovators in the Boston area.
IEEE Boston ENET: Raising Money from VCs
When: May 1, 2012, 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Where: Emerging Enterprise Center at Foley Hoag, Waltham, MA -- For More Information
MITX Webinar: Building Long Lasting Commerce Relationships Across Multiple Channels
When: May 2, 2012 1:00-2:30pm
What: Experience two of the amazing speakers from January's What's Next: E-Commerce Summit without having to leave your desk! Join Prat Vemana, Director, Mobile Strategy from Staples and Dusan Koljensic, XD Director from SapientNitro for an informative webinar on how to engage in a true long lasting commerce relationship with your customers across multiple channels. Register.
Girls in Tech/Women in Wireless host the Industry Roundtable - Exploring the Business Impact of Mobile Advertising - Today and a Vision for the Future
When: Thursday, May 3, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Cambridge, MA More information
2012 WEST Leadership Awards Event
When: Thursday, May 3, 2012, 6:00pm-9:30pm
Where: Hotel Marlowe, 25 Edwin H Land Boulevard, Cambridge
Who: Awardees: Ellen Zane - Former President and CEO of Tufts Medical Center; Pam Reeve - Founder and CEO of Lightbridge, Leanna Caron - SVP and GM of Sanofis Aventis's Regenerative Medicine Business; Cynthia Gilbert - Founder and CEO of Hyperion Law (and special MIN-friend!) More information
Boston Innovation Challenge
When: 05/05/2012 - 05/19/2012
The Boston Innovation Challenge is a series of 2 week long, designated-theme Advanced Hacks. Teams of tech developers, designers and business people address real problems in an open, inclusive environment. More Info.
Boston Media Makers Meeting
When: Sunday 5/6 at 10 AM.
Whose Money Should I Take? Angel or VC?
When: Thursday, May 10, 2012, 7:30 - 10 AM at the
Where: IBM Innovation Center, 404 Wyman St., Waltham
Who: Jack Derby, Chairman of Common Angels and Jerry Bird, President of the Massachusetts Technology Development Corporation (MTDC) debate More Information
Mass High Tech's 2012 Women to watch event
When: Friday, May 11, 2012, 7:30 - 10:00 am
Where: The Fairmont Copley, Boston More information
Future Energy Conference
When: Monday, May 14th, 6:30 to 9:00 pm
Where: One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA
Each Future Energy event features 8 innovative energy/cleantech startups and research projects presenting to a panel of energy industry venture capital investors.
Manchester NH StartUp Weekend
When: May 18-20, 2012
Where: The abi Innovation Hub, Manchester, NH
Event schedule and information
Boston Entrepreneurship Speaker Series
What: Ever wonder where the idea of a start-up company came from? Want to learn what it takes to take that idea and turn it into a revenue generating company? Come learn from the experiences of a start-up currently seeing rapid growth, Memory on Hand.
Where: Bocoup Loft 355 Congress St Boston
Innovators Exchange: Wellness Innovation Exposed
When: 5/22/12, 6:00-8:00pm
Partnering with IBM Business Analytics to Grow your Business
When: May 23, 2012, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Partnering with IBM Big Data to Grow your Business
When: May 23 2012, 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.
MITX Innovation Awards -- Save the Date
When: 6/12/12, 6:00-9:00pm
Where: The Westin Copley Place, 10 Huntington Avenue
What: The MITX Innovation Awards is a competition that celebrates the innovations powering the future of marketing and revolutionizing the way we work and play.
|Opportunities for Innovators|
Contests, awards, incubators, and more - there are lots of opportunities for innovators in the Boston area.
WPI Venture Forum - Five Minute Pitch Contest
TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO ENTER (4/30)
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO ENTER
Sandbox IdeaLaunch Pitch Contest
What: Share your Tech/Web/Software/App idea
When: Deadline for submission is May 15. event May 30
IBM SmartCamp Boston Applications due by 5/24 (event is June 20-21) Entrepreneurs, does your solution address problems in energy, healthcare and telecommunications? Check out IBM SmartCamp Boston.
Reel Entrepreneurs' Lights, Camera, Pitch Competition
When: Accepting applications now through June 15 (some cities have earlier deadlines)
Where: Various Massachusetts "Gateway Cities"
For more information, applications and requirements
The Upgraded YEi'12 PROGRAM
What: The Annual Competition (win $10,000!) Competition When: Competition deadline: May 15, 2012
The Deal: Get assistance -- the Academy - 2 day training camps in the US.
Buzzdoes Buzz App Awards Contest
When: Contest deadline June 14, 2012
What: The winners will share $10,000 in prize money and be featured in buzzdoes marketing campaigns and receive free promotion of their app. Your app must be live (or must go live) in Apple appstore or in Google Android Market by June 11th. More information.