On May 12, 2010, I attended the 14th Mass. Innovation Night.
The following companies had booths:
- buckts – They make a Firefox add-on to aggregate together shopping, Google search, Facebook updates and the like.
- Mystery Meet – Boston Foodies discover new restaurants by enjoying a special prix fixe menu at a new Boston restaurant on the second Tuesday of every month.
- Pearl’s Premium Grass Seed – low maintenance grass seed that grows slowly and seldom needs cutting or watering.
- Reinforced Care – reducing hospital readmissions by focusing on patient aftercare.
- Software Horizons – ‘Design Once, Deploy Anywhere’ HMI Technology and
- WOW Mobile – unlimited US calling, texting, Internet and email
The following experts offered their services:
- Connie Wright of Accounting Management Solutions – providing responsive expertise for accounting and financial management.
- Rama Nandiwada of IT Shore – they are an offshoring company offering IT services.
- Kathryn Korostoff of Research Rockstar – easy and pain-free market research.
- David Knies of Launch Control – Assistance in launching a new brand, company, product or business and
- Tom Coyle of Wireless Consulting Solutions.
Bobbie confessed that Mass. Innovation Nights is one small step to world domination. In Innovation Nights, that is. Hence there is now an effort underway to expand a little. The first expansion is set for Portland, Maine. Stacie Andrews presented about MEInno (Maine Innovation) and MeetImpact. MEInno will have their first event on Friday, August 13th, 2010. Stacie also runs Meet Impact, a calendar for New England events. She took names and websites and/or blogs and promised to create an interactive calendar whereby everyone could share upcoming events.
The following companies had a chance to present:
- Rachel Levy of Webinar Listings – a listing of online webinars but also “anything virtual and scheduled”, such as podcasts and radio shows. Webinar Listings offers metrics for webinar hosts, such as counts of views, downloads, etc.
- Alex Moore of Boomerang (Baydin) – “a snooze button for your email”, Boomerang folders your email and marks it unread, returning it to the top of your inbox queue whenever you want it.
- Ric Pratt of JitterJam – targeted social marketing, helping to more efficiently turn conversations into customers and
- Aaron Bristow (I may have gotten his name wrong, sorry) of Bidding for Good – bringing together charities and donors for the purposes of coordinating goods for charitable auctions.
The presentations were all interesting although I have to give props to Boomerang for including in their slideshow. For me, the single most useful items seem to be Webinar Listings (I love webinars and they are great for filling scheduling holes but I can’t always find them, so it’s a joy to see them all listed together) and Meet Impact (to eliminate as many scheduling holes as possible).
Oh, and contrary to perhaps popular Tweet, I did not clonk Josh in the head with a mug.
Thanks again to Bobbie, Dan and Joe — looking forward to the next one, which is going to be Thursday, June 3rd, 2010.