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Mass Innovation Nights Showcases Startups at UMass Lowell’s iHub

(February 08, 2018)

LOWELL, Mass., Feb. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Thursday, February 15 2018, Mass Innovation Nights, Massachusetts’ leading monthly new product showcase, will launch 10 new products at UMass Lowell’s Innovation Hub in Lowell, MA.

The event will feature a variety of tech startups across many industries, including neuroscience, data management, medicine, and fitness. Mass Innovation Nights 107 is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by the City of Lowell and the UMass Lowell iHub, both of which have previously hosted and sponsored a successful event with Mass Innovation Nights. RSVPs are required.

“Mass Innovation Nights' return to Lowell is an indication of our thriving startup community here,” said Tom O’Donnell, Senior Director of Innovation Initiatives at UMass Lowell. “UMass Lowell is proud to foster this growth through our programs and resources at the Innovation Hub. We’re thrilled to partner with the City of Lowell to welcome back Mass Innovation Nights and join them in supporting local companies.”

“The February event will showcase a broad range of new products - everything from mobile apps to medical technology,” said Bobbie Carlton, the founder of Innovation Nights and Innovation Women. “Our community, the City of Lowell and the UMass Lowell iHub are here to support everyone."

“The City of Lowell is proud to be a second-time sponsor for Mass Innovation Nights,” said Andrew Shapiro, Lowell’s Director of Economic Development. “Between affordable housing, an easy commute, and excellent business resources, Lowell is a gem when it comes to innovation and entrepreneurship.”

Mass Innovation Nights events feature business experts, networking, tabletop demos and presentations from the winners of an online vote. Participating startups include:

  • 360 Properties LLC
  • adopets
  • axle ai
  • CAIDE Studio BSR
  • Flos Horticultural Lighting
  • Net-Pulse
  • Perch
  • DSP Wireless
  • wmnHealth from Dynamicly
  • WakeMe

Experts, such as Tom O’Donnell from UMass Lowell iHub, and Andrew Shapiro, Lowell’s Economic Director of Development, will be on hand to speak about their work and experience with guests. Guests are encouraged to use the hashtag #MIN107 and @MassInno to share photos and social media commentary. The gatherings typically generate hundreds of social media posts and are key visibility drivers for startups.

About UMass Lowell Innovation Hub

The UMass Lowell Innovation Hub in Lowell provides startup programming, co-working space and access to the UMass Lowell's faculty and research resources, as well as collaboration with mentors and sponsors. The facility offers private offices, dedicated desks, a prototyping and fabrication lab, meeting and event spaces, community programs and more. This space addresses the needs of startups by offering them work and laboratory space with access to office resources in the short term, rather than long-term, expensive business leases, all while creating a vibrant, supportive community in this thriving city north of Boston. www.uml.edu/ihub

About Mass Innovation NightsMass Innovation Nights offers an opportunity for people interested in innovative new products to connect live and online. The popular product launch and networking event draws attendees from the entire region. Over the past 8 years, it has launched over 1000 new products which have collectively received more than $2.1 billion in funding. Follow MIN on Twitter or visit the website.

Media Contact: Kristen Avini 510-221-8122 Innovation Nights


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