Since 2009 Mass Innovation Nights (MIN) has served as a platform for local innovators to showcase their latest products. Held each month at various locations, MIN has helped launch more than 500 new products and has helped companies secure over $600 million in funding.
On the evening June 10, Microsoft New England welcomed the 51st MIN to the NERD center. During the first hour of the event, attendees networked with old friends and made new connections, while learning about ten featured products. Each of the ten companies headed a display table where they personally interacted with attendees, handed out free swag and product samples, and got the crowd buzzing about their products.
Prior to the event MIN followers voted online for the top four products they wanted to see presented on the big screen to the entire audience. MIN51’s lucky presenters included:
- Equiso, a features-driven, streaming smart stick
- FuzzyCover, a fun and fuzzy covering for your Apple products, notebooks, or e-readers
- Mister Smarty Plants, a crowd-sourced plant identification website
- Sookbox, a media server that collects all of your media and apps in one place
Presenters engaged the crowd with their products, explaining what they do, how they are different from their competitors, and answering questions. Following the presentations, four crowd favorites (voted for via paper ballot by attendees during the event) were awarded Business ExtrAA® points by American Airlines, MIN’s newest sponsor. The lucky winners were Equiso, Mr. Smarty Plants, Delightfully, and TBI Strategies.