CAMBRIDGE, MA—Helping athletes understand the limits of their bodies. Devising a leak detection robot for municipal water supplies. Creating an outdoor experience in computer coding for children. Connecting a bra to a smartphone to provide the wearer with personal health insights.
These breakthroughs, all developed by startups, have earned a spot at Mass Innovation Nights 110’s May 10 event at Draper and hosted by the Sembler Program Office at Draper. Of the thousands of startups in the region, 11 were selected for the MIN #110 product showcase.
“Innovation is in the DNA of our city and region, and innovation is the driving force for all of the startups and entrepreneurs who engage with Draper and participate in Mass Innovation Nights,” said Nathan Wiedenman, Director of the Sembler Program Office at Draper. “By coming together, we can share ideas, showcase what’s new and get an early look at the next big thing.”
The Sembler Program Office is the access point to Draper for innovators in start-ups and small companies. The most important part of Sembler’s mission, according to Wiedenman, is to seek out start-up companies with innovative technologies that complement or augment Draper’s own capabilities. “Our goal is to work together with exceptional startups to tackle bigger challenges for our customers and sponsors. Sembler offers startups affordable access to Draper’s experts and facilities, leveraging 80+ years of expertise so we can build something amazing together,” he said.
Mass Innovation Nights is Massachusetts’ leading monthly new product showcase, with a mission to help local entrepreneurs get more visibility for their new products.
Free-of-charge and open to the public, Mass Innovation Nights 110 will feature startup experts and networking, as well as tabletop demonstrations and presentations from the participating companies. Before the event, you can vote for your favorite product. The featured companies and organizations are listed on the Mass Innovation website.
Experts will be on hand to share their knowledge with attendees. Guests are encouraged to use hashtag #MIN110 and @MassInno to share their photos and commentary. The gatherings typically generate hundreds of tweets, Facebook posts, blogs and videos, and are key visibility drivers for these companies. To attend, please RSVP.
Mass Innovation Nights
Mass Innovation Nights (MIN) offers an opportunity for people interested in innovative new products to connect live and online. Each month, different companies launch new products with Innovation Nights and the social media community helps spread the word. Since 2009, it has helped launch more than 1000 new products.Follow MIN on Twitter or visit the website.