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Newsletter June 2012

Cummings Center
June 13, 2012
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100 Cummings Center 
Suite 221-E 
Beverly, MA
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Dear Innovators,

Welcome to June -- one of the busiest event months of the year! (Everyone is trying to get their event in before summer when things supposedly slow down.) Our schedule never changes: Mass Innovation Nights is always the second Wednesday of every month.  And this summer promises some of our most exciting events, including the fan favorite, Mass Innovation Nights -- the annual Foodie edition.

In this newsletter, we've got a whole bunch of events to update you on, some news on the competition front and of course, a reminder to RSVP & VOTE for the next Mass Innovation Nights event -- coming next week!  MIN #39 will be on Wednesda, June 13 on the North Shore at the Beverly Cummings Center.  We'll be there with ten new products to launch!  See you then -- if not before!  (Check out all the cool new events we have listed this week.  Wow!)

And, if you have friends on the North Shore -- send them our way.  Feel free to grab this little note: 

      "Dear North Shore Friend -- I've heard you talk about how difficult it is to get into Boston or Cambridge for the events there but now one of those events is coming to you!  The June 13 Mass Innovation Nights event will be held at the Beverly Cummings Center.  Ten cool new products, the Experts Corner and terrific networking.  Sign up now on the website ( and let everyone know you'll be there!"

The Mass Innovation Nights Team

P.S. @BobbieC, @MassInno and @StartUpMass will be tweeting from the Startup America Summit in Boulder this week. Cool stuff! 
This Month's Featured Products
Products for MIN39

howtohelpLocal Innovation Updates:  
  • Congrats to all the MassChallenge Finalists (announced last week) but especially to Mass Innovation Nights exhibitors: ARCBAZAR, CoachUp, Freight Farms, Klypper Inc., Memory on Hand, Ministry of Supply Inc., PhotOral, Inc., Tomorrowish,  TripReactor (formerly WaySavvy), and Vsnap.  Let me know if I missed anyone!
  •  Help the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation spread the word about its next exhibit.  "Self Illumination"  pushes the boundaries of light sculpture and explores the emotional side of being human.  This artist is committed to the museum.  He  has agreed to donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of his work to the museum after the completion of the exhibit.  Learn more!  
  • 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. 

Exit Strategies That Get Investor Attention: IEEE Boston ENET
When: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 7:00 - 10:00PM
Where: Foley Hoag Emerging Enterprise Center, 1000 Winter Street, Suite 4000 (north entrance), Waltham, MA

MITX's 100 Beers
When: June 5, 2012, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: Julep Bar - 200 High Street, Boston MA
What: It's time for MITX's next get-together!  Join MITX for the quarterly 100 Beers party, where they buy the first 100 beers and you bring the fun (well, we all will). Tickets.

Improving Outcomes for Early Stage Discovery and Preclinical Studies: How Novel Web Based Resources can best be Leveraged to Achieve Results
Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Cambridge Innovation Canter (CIC), Havana Room - 5th Floor, One Broadway,  Cambridge
Jeffery L Smith, PhD, MBA, President and CEO, BioAssayLINK Registration is Free.

Space Matters: Finding the Right Office Space for your Business
Cambridge Innovation Center, One Broadway, 5th Floor - Havana Training Room, Cambridge
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 from 9:30 - 11:30 AM
Sign up today

The Capital Network: Math for Startups: Accounting, Bookkeeping, and Finance in preparation for funding
When: J
une 6, 2012, 12pm-2pm
Wolf and Co., One Federal Street, Boston, MA
Tickets and More Information

Tales from the Entrepreneurial Trenches: Series "A" to Successful Exit

When: Thursday, June 7, 2012, 4:00 to 5:30 pm
Where: Cambridge Innovation Center, Havana Room - 5th Floor, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA More info

Science Shaping Our World-SHOW: Deconstructing the Drug Development Process: New Paradigms for Pharmaceutical Innovation
When: Thursday, June 7, 2012, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: TMEC Walter Amphitheater, Harvard Medical School, 260 Longwood Ave, Boston
Who: Kenneth I Kaitin, Ph.D., Professor and Director at the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, Tufts University School of Medicine.  Register.

MITX Innovation Awards
When: 6/12/12, 6:00-9:00pm
Where: The Westin Copley Place, 10 Huntington Ave
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.
More information and tickets

MITX Innovation Awards BONUS! MITX Innovation Showcase - Starting at 5:00 pm on the 12th at the Westin Copley Place, some of the finalists will be demonstrating their products in a showcase type environment.  Anyone with an Innovation Awards ticket is welcome to come by early to meet them and learn more about the innovative product that got them through to the awards.

North by North Shore: NXNS
When: Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 7:00AM - 10:30 AM  
Where: Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers
What: Do you need practical, actionable insights to improve your 2012 marketing and sales results? Are you interested in taking your social and digital media outreach to a new level, but aren't sure how to do it efficiently and effectively? If so, don't miss North by North Shore. More information and tickets.

Learning from Failure: The rise and fall and rebuilding of Heat Spring Learning Institute
What: The Boston Entrepreneurship Speaker Series Speaker Brian Hayden will talk about how he handled the downturn of Heat Spring and what he learned to rebuild the company.
Where: Bocoup Loft 355 Congress St Boston Ma
When: Tuesday June 12th at 6PM -- RSVP
Mass Innovation Nights #39
Where: Beverly Cummings Center
When: Wednesday, June 13, 6:00 - 8:30 pm   Come out and support local companies! RSVP Now!  
Lean Startup Machine
Lean Startup Machine Boston

Where: Intrepid Labs, 222 3rd St, Cambridge
When: Fri, June 15, 2012 - Sun, June 17, 2012  Lean Startup Machine is a 3-day workshop where attendees use Customer Development and Lean Startup principles to validate an idea for a new product or service.
Learn more now.

Can Social Games Solve America's Biggest Health Challenge?
When: Monday, June 18, 2012, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: IBM Center for Social Business, One Rogers St. Cambridge, MA
What: A Talk with Rajiv Kumar, MD, Founder of ShapeUp
For More Information and Registration 

BostonEco Summer Networking
Wed, June 20, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
WorkBar Boston, 711 Atlantic Ave, Lower Level BostonEco invites you to an evening of local food tasting and networking to celebrate the official first day of Summer and the Summer Solstice.  Tickets

IBM SmartCamp is coming back to Boston!
MassChallenge - One Marina Park Dr., Boston
June 21, 2012 5:00 pm  SmartCamp Boston will showcase six new companies who are developing solutions that align with IBM's Smarter Planet vision. The winner of SmartCamp Boston will take part in a three month mentorship with IBM and will be invited to attend the SmartCamp Global Finals and have the opportunity to become IBM Global Entrepreneur of the Year. See the selected finalists present their business models and in 6 minutes, describe how their innovative solutions will turn data into business insights for greater impact in the marketplace. Network with VCs, Angel investors, entrepreneurs, members of the press and industry and see the next set of hot companies making our planet smarter. RSVP Today.

Co-Founders Wanted Boston 
When: Thurs Jul 12, 2012 6:30 PM 
Where: Harvard I-Lab, 125 Western Ave, Allston 
Find a co-founder for your business or find a business to join as a co-founder.  RSVP today. In the mean time, you should get started networking with potential co-founders by creating a free profile on  

Save the Date! Put HostingCon on Your Calendar!
The Premier Conference and Trade Show for the Hosted Services Industry is coming to Boston July 16-18, 2012 at the Hynes Convention Center. Early bird registration rates end June 13, 2012.  Check it out!  

othereventsOpportunities for Innovators
Contests, awards, incubators, and more - there are lots of opportunities for innovators in the Boston area.  

The Piranha Pond returns!
Where: the IBM Innovation Center, Waltham
Application Deadline  - June 4, 2012 (TODAY!)
Pitch Practice Session - June 11, 2012
Piranha Pond Pitch Party - June 14, 2012

Wentworth Institute of Technology
is running a new program called the "Accelerate Innovation + Entrepreneurship Challenge and is seeking mentors from experienced entrepreneurs and others.  Check out the program and sign up today to help out. 

Reel Entrepreneurs' Lights, Camera, Pitch Competition
Accepting applications now through June 15 (some cities have earlier deadlines)
Various Massachusetts "Gateway Cities"
For more information, applications and requirements
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