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May 12, 2010 Mass Innovation Night (#MIN14)

May 12 Mass Innovation

On May 12, 2010, I attended the 14th Mass. Innovation Night.

As always, the night was hosted by Bobbie Carlton and Dan Englander, with Joe Perry of IBM graciously offering the IBM Innovation space in Waltham for the event.


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:

May 12, 2010, the First Step to World Domination?

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.

Presenting Companies on May 12

The following companies had a chance to present:

Buddha on May 12?

The presentations were all interesting although I have to give props to Boomerang for including a laughing Buddha laughing Buddha on May 12 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.

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