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September 13, 2021
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Dear Innovator,

So excited to journey to Bangor, Maine this week to meet up with the Maine Innovation Nights team for their first event. You can join us too, without the long drive from Massachusetts. We'll have a small, COVID-19-aware and wary group who will be putting on a hybrid event.

The event will officially kick-off at 4:00 pm. If you sign up for a FREE ticket, you'll get more information on the detailed agenda and how to get connected to the stream(s). I would also remind you to follow Mass Innovation Nights on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook. I'll be live tweeting and sharing videos and pictures through as many channels as I can single-handedly manage.

And for those who are wondering why I'm heading to Maine when our name is MASS Innovation Nights...

  • We have previously had companies from all over New England join us at Innovation Nights in the Boston area.
  • We have previously had other Innovation Nights events in other places too...for example, maybe you remember our events in New Hampshire, Connecticut or Western Massachusetts?
  • We want to spread the "crowdpromoting" method. The goal is to help communities grow their economies by supporting local entrepreneurs and startups. And we can help!

See you on Tuesday!
Bobbie and the MIN Team
UPSTART MAINE INNOVATION NIGHT
HELP SUPPORT LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS

The Mass Innovation Nights community supports local companies with our free events, social media amplification and newsletter. We ask you to help spread the word too. Help by sharing information about the event. Click to Tweet, or join our Gaggle!

Want to launch with us? We're looking for innovative products from Boston-area entrepreneurs. Submit your product today!

Here are the products being featured at Upstart Maine Innovation Night:
Find out more about our featured products:
Do you have a Gluten Sensitivity? Box of Maine spent time researching these Maine Made Products to be able to offer a Gluten Free Box of Maine.
Bub 'n Mutha's is a gourmet dry rub with a Maine attitude.
Nugget is a bookmarking application specifically designed to simplify note taking in online meetings.
Kind Mind is a social emotional learning curriculum for lifelong resilience.
SledTRX is an information center, acting as a trip planner for snowmobile riders.
Profit Decoder provides business owners with an accessible, guided experience to decode their numbers and unlock profitability.
DiriGoHydro is an affordable, safe, and effective energy and cleaning solution for people and the planet.
Tree Free Fire makes all-natural portable campfires that are easy-to-use, scentless, and safe
ALUMNI NEWS
LIONESS MAGAZINE: GREAT ARTICLES FOR ENTREPRENEURS
Lioness for the Female Entrepreneur is our digital magazine for women who are starting (or thinking about starting) companies. Lioness gives entrepreneurs the latest news, tools and resources to launch and scale startups. Here are just a few of this week's features :

NEW MIN COMMUNITY CALENDAR
Are you running events of interest to startups and entrepreneurs in the Boston area? Submit your events to the NEW Mass Innovation Nights community calendar! For years we have been promoting local events to the community and now we have a better way to collect the information from you! Just fill out the form on our website, and we'll add your event to the community calendar on our website, and in our weekly newsletter!
FEATURED COMMUNITY EVENT
NSIN Defense Innovation Accelerator – Cohort Showcase Day September 14, 12:00 pm ET

The NSIN Defense Innovation Accelerator (DIA) powered by FedTech pairs teams of entrepreneurs with cutting-edge Department of Defense inventions to assess the commercialization potential of the technologies and generate solutions to real-world problems for the Department. Teams work closely with the DoD inventors, mentors, and coaches during an intensive four-month program that culminates with a Showcase Day that is open to the public. Find out more and register here.
THIS WEEK'S FEATURED EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Monday September 13
·        Learn the Basics of Google Ads 10:00 – 11:00 am
·        Basics of Starting a Business 1:00 – 4:00 pm
·        Start Smart Class [Fall 2021] 6:00 pm
 
Tuesday September 14
·        Cross-Border Payments & Coffee 10:00 am
·        The Digital Side of Starting a Business 10:00 – 11:00 am

 

Innovation Women Newsletter #319

September 10, 2021

 

 

Hi, just a reminder that you receive this email because you are a member of the InnovationWomen.com community. Maybe you enjoyed one of our BrightTALK webinars. Maybe you signed up on our website. Don't forget to add info@innovationwomen.com to your address book so we'll be sure to land in your inbox! No longer want to learn more about the exploits of our awesome speakers and/or get our sweet list of opportunities? Unsubscribe at the bottom of the page.

 

 

WHAT I TOLD AD AGE ABOUT SXSW


Last week, Ad Age, one of the leading publications for advertising and marketing executives, came calling, looking for me to comment on how SXSW might be facing boycotts because of the Texas abortion bill.

 

I had also started to see some comments from companies about the situation in Texas. Some were putting forth announcements that they would cover employee expenses if they were fined for getting an abortion. Others were talking about moving offices or no longer doing business in the state. And yes, some were talking about pulling out of SXSW.

 

Full disclosure - I'm on the advisory board for SXSW Pitch, the startup contest at SXSW. (We promote this GREAT opportunity in this newsletter and others.) I help find other advisors and judges. I spend most Thanksgivings judging dozens of startup applications. I attend SXSW. I have applied to speak there this year. I see SXSW as an organization that does a good job on diversity, gender equity and inclusion on stage.

 

Boycotting the stage (boycotting events) is usually a no-win situation for women. We need these stages in order to voice our opinions, share our stories and, in this case, shout from the rooftops.

 

SXSW (as a physical event) adds an estimated $350M to the local Austin economy. Our participation is part of that contribution. Other events and organizers have attempted to apply political pressure to a region by pulling an event out of an area (Georgia and MLB.) But SXSW is a local organization and pulling out of Austin is probably impossible for them.

 

Here's what Ad Age included of what I provided, "All too often, these situations devolve into no-win possible for women. The stages we need in order to voice our concerns are the ones we’re forced to turn away from because someone politicized our right to make our own decisions about our bodies."

 

JOIN BOBBIE ON ZOOM NOW AND CLUBHOUSE LATER

 

Join me on Zoom at 9:00 am Eastern TODAY (Friday) for our weekly group Zoom chat. Every week we offer great networking and knowledge-sharing about events and public speaking. (It's not just speakers who attend - all are welcome.) Click the link to join me online.

 

You can also join us TODAY at 3:00 pm Eastern (noon Pacific) on Clubhouse. Look for the Innovation Women club there too!

 

Bobbie and the Innovation Women team

 

P.S. Do you LOVE Innovation Women? Join us! Our parent company is hiring writers, media relations people and sales/business development types.

 

 

 

 

INNOVATION WOMEN WEBINARS

 

Ask an Event Manager with Subscription Show’s Kathy Sexton

 

Kathy Greenler Sexton is the CEO of Subscription Insider, a media company uniquely focused on the business of subscriptions. Kathy is a recognized expert in subscription business models, market strategy, brand development and information products.

 

Wednesday September 22, 2021, 12-1 pm ET - Register here!

 

 

SEE OUR SPEAKERS IN ACTION

 

Check out what our speakers are up to! You can find more upcoming Innovation Women talks on the Events page of our website! PLUS: Check out this month's featured speakers on our website!

 

Christina Inge presents Business Model Generation for Brandeis Innovation on October 20.

Dr. Charmain Jackman presents "Tackling Mental Health: Touchpoints Across a Lifetime" at the Women's Health Innovation Summit on September 15 in Boston. 

 

 

Krista Morrissey will be appearing on The Connect Show with Jon and Tracy September 14. She will also present Exploring Self Awareness & Self Care on September 22 in Brookfield WI.

Michelle Tillis Lederman presents Get Known, Get Connected, Get Ahead for the Alumni Learning Consortium on September 21.

 

Monique Russell will be speaking at these upcoming events: Sistas in Sales Summit, September 16-17; the Women on the Move Summit on September 16 in Morrow GA; and will present "Boldly Break Through: How to Create Change and Own Your Transformation" at the Salesforce Grace Hopper Afterparty on September 29.

Sheri Fitts will be speaking at these upcoming events: "Competing for Plan Sponsor Mindshare with Digital Emotional Intelligence (digitalEQ)" at NAPA 401(k) Summit in Las Vegas on September 13; "How to Build Your Personal Brand" at

Wealth@Wor(k) in Nashville on October 25; "Stand Out: Amplify Your digitalEQ" at

MDRT EDGE in Philadelphia on November 8; and "Your Personal Brand and Digital Emotional Intelligence (digitalEQ)" at AFP 2021 in Washington DC on November 9.

 

 

Speakers - Do you have an upcoming speaking engagement, cool article you wrote, new book, news? Email us or use the "promote yourself" button on your speaker profile so we can share it in upcoming newsletters, on our website, and our social media!

 

 

LIONESS MAGAZINE AND INNOVATION WOMEN -

THIS WEEK'S FEATURED BOOK

 

The Female Entrepreneur’s Guide to Creating Your Own Website in a Weekend - Ruthann Bowen

 

The Female Entrepreneur’s Guide to Creating Your Own Website in a Weekend is the go-to playbook for the DIY lover who desperately desires a professional website without breaking the bank. This no-nonsense, how-to guide kicks overwhelm to the curb making it easy to create your own website in a weekend. Discover insider professional tips and tricks showing you how to design a website that attracts, converts and grows your business. Read the feature on Lioness!

 

 

GREAT STAGES: TWITTER SPACES, CLUBHOUSE, LUNCHCLUB

 

Innovation Women hosts special programs on various platforms. Interested in joining us? We have a wide variety of platforms and programs.

 

1.  Follow @WomenInno on Twitter for Twitter Spaces chats

2.  Follow BobbieC on the Clubhouse app and join the new Innovation Women club. We have weekly meetings, Fridays at 3:00 pm EDT.

3.  Have you tried Lunchclub? One-on-one meetings to expand your network.

 

 

SAY 'HELLO' TO SOME OF OUR NEW SPEAKER MEMBERS

(Psst Speakers - fill in your profile to get included here.)

 

Welcome to these new Innovation Women members!

 

Susan Lovelle - Raleigh NC, Wendy Perdomo - Hasbrouck Heights NJ, Satoya Smith - Atlanta GA, Shaun McAndrew - Raleigh NC

 

Thanks to these Innovation Women members for renewing their membership!

 

Mary Churchill - Boston MA, Courtney Temple - Washington DC, Adrienne Garland - New York NY, Irene Katzela - Toronto Canada, Jessica Lesesky - Raleigh NC, Todd Cohen - Philadelphia PA, Jennifer Gjulameti - Boston MA, Samantha Quinones - New York NY

 

 

Find out more about our new and returning members on our blog!

 

Every week we welcome our new and renewing members in our newsletter. (Well, at least the ones who add their picture and fill out the profile right away.) Event managers can invite these speakers (and others) to speak at their events by signing up for a free account on the Innovation Women website.

 

 

SIGN UP AS A SPEAKER TODAY: GET MORE VISIBILITY

 

Every week our speakers get brand new opportunities and there are even more on our website. Below are some of the NEW opportunities

 

1.  2022 PHIMA Annual Conference April 25-26, 2022 Lancaster PA Deadline 11/1/2021 - Hospital and Health Care

2.  2022 North American Snow Conference April 10-13, 2022 Pittsburgh, PA Deadline 10/8/2021 - Recreational Facilities and Services

3.  241st ECS Meeting May 29 – June 2, 2022 Vancouver, BC, Canada Deadline 12/3/2021 - Chemicals

4.  6th International Conference on Infection Diseases: Control and Prevention May 27-28, 2022 Vancouver, Canada Deadline 10/1/2021 - Hospital and Health Care

5.  Buildings 2022 May 11-12, 2022 Chicago, IL Deadline 9/30/2021 - Construction

 

Become a Speaker - get opportunities like these, a profile on our site and more for only $100/year!

 

 

JOIN OUR SOCIAL MEDIA AMPLIFICATION PROGRAM TODAY

 

 

Have you joined our "gaggle" yet? GaggleAMP helps us manage our social media amplification program. We send members important content to share in their social media accounts. You choose what to share through your social networks. Join us - it's a great way to support your fellow Innovation Women! AND get cool content for your channel.

 

 

JOIN US AT LIONESS MAGAZINE

 

Lioness for the Female Entrepreneur is our digital magazine for women who are starting (or thinking about starting) companies. Lioness gives women the latest news, tools and resources to launch and scale startups. Lioness is the newest member of the Innovation Women family. This week you can read great articles like:

 

·    7 Grants and Money Resources Built for Female Entrepreneurs

·    Lioness Powerbrokers: Yasmin Ferrine of Visible Hands

·    Is the New Cinderella Too Heavy Handed?

 

 

MY SPEAKER LEADS DELIVERS SPEAKER LEADS, OF COURSE

 

My Speaker Leads delivers an easy-to-use and sort spreadsheet containing 100+ leads for speaking opportunities direct to your inbox every week. Add them to your CRM. Use this service ($19.99/month) to supplement your own research or speed it up. Professional speakers often work with a virtual assistant or a sales person to follow up on leads like these. My Speaker Leads is all about helping you gain momentum in your speaking career!

 

 

FEATURED EVENTS

 

You can now find the full list of the latest events and networking opportunities on the Events page of our website!

 

WITS Virtual Summit - The Women in Tech Summits will educate, inspire, and connect women in technology — and are now virtual for 2021. Innovation Women Members can save 25% on registration for WITS Virtual Summits with discount code IW25. Fall 2021 Virtual Summit October 20-22, 2021 - register here. WITS is also celebrating its 10th anniversary on October 22. If you are interested in attending (either in-person or virtually), buy a ticket now!

 

Also check out events like these:

 

·    26th BCS SPA Software in Practice conference

·    PPMA Annual Conference 2021

·    Future of SaaS Festival

 

 

ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES

 

Babson College’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) is pleased to offer the Black Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership (BWEL) program, a virtual action tank designed by and for Black Women entrepreneurial leaders to provide an experience and the resources to propel their businesses and professional growth forward. Find out more and apply here.

 

SXSW Pitch returns on March 12-13, 2022 for its fourteenth year to showcase some of the global startup ecosystem's most exciting, innovative, and cutting-edge technology! The event provides an outlet for companies to present the latest ideas in Artificial Intelligence, Robotics & Voice; Enterprise & Smart Data; Entertainment, Gaming & Content; Extended Reality & Immersive Technology; Future of Work; Health, Wearables & Wellbeing; Innovative World Technologies; Smart Cities, Transportation & Logistics; Social & Culture to a panel of industry experts, early adopters, and representatives from the Venture Capitalist / Angel community. Applications are due November 11. Find out more and apply here.

 

Activate empowers scientists to reinvent the world by bringing their research to market. The two-year Activate Fellowship provides the most promising science entrepreneurs the funding, technical support, networking, community, and time they need at the outset of their entrepreneurial journey. And Activate does not take a stake in their startups. Activate Fellows receive: A yearly living stipend of $80,000 to $110,000 plus a health insurance stipend and travel allowance. Each project also receives $100,000 of research support at the host laboratory; Access to world-class research facilities in Berkeley, CA and Boston, MA; A program of intensive entrepreneurial training, mentorship, and networking. Attend a webinar and find out more about how to apply here.

 

 

MENTOR OPPORTUNITIES

 

Join the hundreds of women who've all experienced personal and career acceleration by taking part in the Ruth Handler Mentorship Program for WIT. Form meaningful connections, deepen your industry knowledge and gain the professional development skills you need to lead and succeed. More information here.

 

 

INNOVATION WOMEN AMBASSADORS

 

Our local ambassadors help spread the word about Innovation Women's mission. Want to help us spread the word in your area - contact us and say, "I want to be an Innovation Women Ambassador!"

 

Michelle Tillis Lederman - NJ, Nancy Shenker - AZ, Laraine McKinnon - CA, Catalina Valenzuela - FL, Adrienne Garland - NY, Lori Richardson - MA, Tina Adolfsson - MA, Miracle Olatunji MA, Pearlie Oni - DC, Julia Geisman - MA, Kyri Allison - RI, Candice Benson - NH, Tuija Kauppinen - Finland, Ilhiana Rojas Saldana - MA, Felicia Barlow Clar - DC, Janice Dru-Bennett - MA/RI, Debbie Pickus - IL Yolanda Payne - GA, Chinyere Almona - Nigeria, Kelley Connors - MA, Aiysha (AJ) Johnson - NY

 

 

CONTACT US

Innovation Women

781-718-7619 

 

Visibility = Opportunity

 

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entrepreneurial and technical women

 

 

 

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May 17, 2021

 

 

Hi, just a reminder that you're receiving this email because you support local entrepreneurs. You signed up for the newsletter when you RSVPed for one of our events or signed up on our website. Don't forget to add info@innovationnights.com to your address book so we'll be sure to land in your inbox! No longer wish to receive our emails? Click the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of this newsletter.

 

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Dear Chutze Chou,

 

It's been WAY too long since we've each other so I hope you'll join us this Thursday for our 135th Mass Innovation Nights event! Read on to learn more about the special Mass Innovation Nights event in partnership with UMass Lowell's Research Institute! They are giving away a total of $60,000 - $20K to each of three companies.

 

Come to meet the finalists and join us for some great networking. PLUS, we'll have a chat with Rich Julien of AWS. You'll even have the ability to speak directly with the entrepreneurs. It will be just like old times - minus the traffic and parking fees. The snacks/drinks are definitely BYOB. I'll be hanging out afterwards for the after-party. Looking forward to raising a glass to the winners.

 

Bobbie and the MIN Team

 

P.S. See below for details on joining me this morning on Twitter Spaces.

 

 

Today (Monday) our weekly drop-in will be hosted on Twitter Spaces. I'll be hosting the audio-only chat on Twitter starting at 9:00 am EDT. How do you join me?

 

You'll need the Twitter app on your smart phone and you will need to follow my Twitter account @BobbieC.

 

Once you are following the account, click on home in the Twitter app and look for my picture surrounded by a purple cloud at the top of the screen. (See image to the right.) Then, click in to join the conversation. It's that easy.

 

 

 

 

Register for Mass Innovation Nights #135 - Virtual Event

 

 

Thursday May 20, 2021 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Mass Innovation Nights 135

Join Us Online!

 

Presentations kick off at 4:00 pm!

 

 

#MIN135 will feature:

·     Pitches from all of our innovators!

·     Meet and chat with the entrepreneurs!

·     Video networking! Meet new people! Talk about jobs and new business!

 

MIN135 FEATURED PRODUCTS

 

HELP SUPPORT LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS

 

The Mass Innovation Nights community supports local companies with our free events, social media amplification and newsletter. We ask you to help spread the word too.

 

Want to launch with us? We're looking for new products for upcoming Mass Innovation Nights events - Submit your product today!

 

Here are the products being featured at MIN135:

 

Advanced Silicon Group is developing LightSense™, which provides fast, sensitive measurements of proteins in solution at significantly lower costs than the incumbent ELISA technology.

Tular from TargetArm is a device that enables launch and recovery of both rotary and fixed wing drones from any moving vehicle, autonomously, at speeds over 65mph.

 

Bionet Sonar developed HydroNet Underwater Networking Technology, wireless systems powered by artificial intelligence for harsh, extreme, and hostile environments.

Analog Photonics specializes in the development of photonic circuits for customers worldwide in growing markets such as automotive, industrial, consumer, medical and defense, among others.

 

14bis Supply Tracking provides innovative, trustworthy and complete supply chain and logistics solutions to the Aerospace and Defense industries.

Gencores provides a platform that reduces the risk of concussion with customizable, smart, shock-absorbing helmet inserts.

 

Mass Innovation Nights #135, is this Thursday, May 20 from 4 - 6 pm, live online!

 

Our 6 featured new high-tech products are "dual use", which means they can be used by the Department of Defense and others. Each company is a finalist and eligible for part of $60,000 in grants from the UMass Lowell Small Business Innovation Research Center of Excellence.

 

·     Three finalists will each receive a $20,000 grant from UMass Lowell.

·     Stacy Swider, director of the UMass Lowell Research Institute will be talking with Rich Julien from Amazon Web Services.

·     Speak LIVE with the entrepreneurs during our networking breakout.

·     Meet other members of the innovation community!

 

Ready to join us? Take a moment to register here.

Please help us spread the word about this event by using this Click-to-Tweet link!

 

 

MIN ALUMNI NEWS

 

·     MIN81 alum Fling Golf appeared on ABC's Shark Tank on Friday May 14

·     MIN87 alum Botkeeper was listed on Inc. Magazine's Annual List Of Best Workplaces For 2021

 

 

LIONESS MAGAZINE: GREAT ARTICLES FOR ENTREPRENEURS

 

Lioness for the Female Entrepreneur is our digital magazine for women who are starting (or thinking about starting) companies. Lioness gives entrepreneurs the latest news, tools and resources to launch and scale startups. Here are just a few of this week's features :



·     Looking for Cash? Apply to These 8 Accelerators and Grants

·     Alex Ostebo, Founder of Kameo: Helping the Entertainment Industry Survive During a Pandemic

·     The New Normal is Now: How Can You Embrace It?

 

 

THIS WEEK'S FEATURED EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

 

 

Monday May 17

·        Weekly drop-in on Twitter Spaces/Boston startup discussion 9:00 – 10:00 am

·        Business Continuity and Ownership Transition Options 1:00 – 2:30 pm

·        The Effective Elevator Pitch 2:00 pm

 

Tuesday May 18

·        Tapping Into the Restaurant Revitalization Fund 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

·        SWOT Analysis - A Powerful Management Tool 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

·        Steps to Start a Business 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

·        Selling for Owners and Non-Sales people 12:00 pm

·        Straight Talk: Hear From Franchise Brand Representatives 1:00 pm

·        Getting Relief for Shuttered Venue Operators 2:00 – 3:00 pm

·        Staffing for Explosive Growth and Beyond #ENET3018 7:00 – 8:30 pm

 

Wednesday May 19

·        Understanding Cash Flow and How it Affects your Business 9:00 – 11:00 am

·        Starting a Business: What You Need to Know 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

·        Simplifying Social Media for Small Business 1:00 – 2:15 pm

·        Own Your Raise: Creating a Fundraising Strategy for Female Founders 1:00 – 3:30 pm

·        Investing in an Internship Program 2:00 – 3:00 pm

·        Robotics and AI Virtual Career Fair 4:00 – 6:00 pm

 

Thursday May 20

·        Federal Government Contracting 8(a) Program Webinar 8:00 – 9:30 am

·        PEKO Masterclass: From Prototype to Production - Hosted By FORGE 10:00 – 11:00 am

·        A Carbon Neutral Future: The Electrification Ecosystem's Impact on Business and Technology 12:00 – 1:00 pm

·        Make Better Business Decisions with Google Analytics 12:00 – 1:00 pm

·        Mass Innovation Nights #135 4:00 – 6:00 pm

 

Friday May 21

·        Spring into Startups: A How To for Taking the Plunge 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

 

FOR THE FULL LISTING OF ALL UPCOMING EVENTS, VISIT OUR BLOG!

 

 

RESOURCES FOR BOSTON-AREA ENTREPRENEURS

 

Looking for more featured accelerator information, pitch contests, design contests, funding sources, or other resources for local entrepreneurs? Head over to our blog page for an updated listing of the latest events and resources from organizations like:

·     The ‘Next Steminist’ scholarship program

·     Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (M2I2)

·     NSIN pitch competition

 

 

MASS INNOVATION NIGHTS PARTNER

 

INBOUND 2021 - October 12-14, 2021

INBOUND's purpose is to provide the inspiration, education, and connections that attendees need to grow their businesses. INBOUND is an annual experience uniting super curious, question-asking professionals with game-changers in marketing, sales, customer success, and more. The education sessions are boundless. More information here.

 

 

INNOVATION WOMEN

 

Innovation Women is our database of awesome women speakers. 

If you are looking for great speakers for your next event, we make it easy to find them. Event managers, claim your free account today. Technical, entrepreneurial and professional women get more visibility for your company or your career. Every time you speak in public you connect with potential customers, partners, investors and influencers. Our goal is gender-balanced panels and equal visibility opportunities. Sign up today!

 

 

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Have you joined our "gaggle" yet? MIN alum GaggleAMP helps us manage our social media amplification program. We send members content to share about the startups we help every month. You choose what to share through your social networks. Join us! It's a great way to support the local startup and innovation community. Become a MINion too!

 

 

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May 13, 2021
Hi, just a reminder that you're receiving this email because you support local entrepreneurs. You signed up for the newsletter when you RSVPed for one of our events or signed up on our website. Don't forget to add info@innovationnights.com to your address book so we'll be sure to land in your inbox! No longer wish to receive our emails? Click the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of this newsletter.
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Dear Innovator,

Register now to join us for Mass Innovation Nights #135, next Thursday, May 20 from 4 - 6 pm, live online!

We're featuring 6 AWESOME new high-tech products which can be used by the Department of Defense and others - it's called "dual use". Each company is a finalist and eligible to part of $60,000 in grants from the UMass Lowell Small Business Innovation Research Center of Excellence.

  • Three finalists will each receive a $20,000 grant from UMass Lowell.
  • Stacy Swider, director of the UMass Lowell Research Institute will be talking with Rich Julien from Amazon Web Services.
  • Speak LIVE with the entrepreneurs during our networking breakout.
  • Meet other members of the innovation community!

Ready to join us? Take a moment to register here. Help us spread the word about this event by using this Click-to-Tweet link!

--Bobbie and the MIN team
MIN135 FEATURED PRODUCTS
HELP SUPPORT LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS

The Mass Innovation Nights community supports local companies with our free events, social media amplification and newsletter. We ask you to help spread the word too.
Here are the products being featured at MIN135:
MIN135 EXPERTS
UMass Lowell Research Institute
Stacy is the Director of the UMLRI SBIR Center of Excellence.
Amazon Web Services
Rich leads Public Sector Venture/Startups - National Security and Space for Amazon Web Services.
Register for Mass Innovation Nights #135 - Virtual Event
Thursday May 20, 2021 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Mass Innovation Nights 135
Join Us Online!

Presentations kick off at 4:00 pm!
#MIN135 will feature:
  • Pitches from all of our innovators!
  • Virtual trade show booths! Meet and chat with the entrepreneurs!
  • Video networking! Meet new people! Talk about jobs and new business!
JOIN OUR SOCIAL MEDIA AMPLIFICATION PROGRAM TODAY
Have you joined our "gaggle" yet? MIN alum GaggleAMP helps us manage our social media amplification program. We send members content to share about the startups we help every month. You choose what to share through your social networks. Join us! It's a great way to support the local startup and innovation community. Become a MINion too!

 

 

COVID forced Bev Hepting to move her speaking coach career online. In this webinar, she will discuss the difference in techniques between speaking to a live audience, speaking from a stage with an audience in the room, and giving online speeches.

 

You'll learn:

·    How to have meaningful conversations with your online audience.

·    How to engage people online realizing they have many distractions around them.

 

About Bev:

Bev Hepting is an award-winning, international TEDx speaker and coach who works with business owners, transforming their businesses by clarifying their messages. This allows them to speak in public with confidence and clarity. She is an experienced speaker who engages her audiences and ensures they get great value, new learnings, and have a lot of fun with her talks.

 

After 20 years of working in the nonprofit world, empowering disadvantaged people to have a voice, she realized she wanted to run her own business. She wanted to use all her skills to empower women to be the best they could be. This took her to Toastmasters, where she won awards and competitions; and on to self-employment, helping women in business find their voice and speak in public with confidence and clarity.

 

 

 

PLUS: Save the date

 

Ask An Event Manager with Event Strategist Liz Caruso

 

April 14, 2021

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET

 

Learn more

 

Liz King Caruso is an event strategist, consultant and speaker. As CEO of Liz King Events and techsytalk, she has helped countless thought leaders grow their audience and sell their products through in-person, virtual and hybrid events. Liz is a big-picture person - passionate about tying events into an overall sales and marketing strategy and being efficient at every point of the process. Technology is her niche and she's obsessed with helping organizations of every size leverage technology to produce more engaging and seamless event experiences.

 

Have a question for Liz? Let us know here.

 

 

This Week's Must-Reads

 

The A-To-Z List Of Tips For Your Next Video Interview

 

We’re not talking about a job interview but rather when someone wants to hear your story and they want to record an interview with you. In today’s virtual-only world, that means you are probably hopping on a video conferencing platform and the conversation will be recorded.

 

 

What Scientists Know About Virtual Meetings

 

Business leaders around the world struggled to keep their organizations alive during the economic shutdown that impacted at least half of all existing commercial ventures, and universally shuttered schools and government offices, as the coronavirus swept across entire continents.

 

 

 

Event Managers: Looking for great virtual speakers?

 

Today, more and more of our speakers are eschewing the stage and spending their time on Zoom! If you're looking for a speaker for a virtual event, sign-up for a free account on InnovationWomen.com.

 

We have literally hundreds of speakers on a wide variety of technical, entrepreneurial and professional topics. We're working with AnswerStage to give our speakers a way to showcase their expertise as virtual speakers. You can see a collection of these videos on YouTube or view the individual videos on the speaker profiles on our website.

 

 

 

Join us at Lioness Magazine

 

Lioness for the Female Entrepreneur is our digital magazine for women who are starting (or thinking about starting) companies. Lioness gives women the latest news, tools and resources to launch and scale startups. Lioness is the newest member of the Innovation Women family. This week you can read great articles like:

·    What You Should Know Before Joining Clubhouse

·    Remote Work: Prepare for Office Re-Entry

 

 

 

Sign up for My Speaker Leads

 

My Speaker Leads delivers an easy-to-use and sort spreadsheet containing 100+ leads for speaking opportunities direct to your inbox every week. Add them to your CRM. Use this service ($19.99/month) to supplement your own research or speed it up. My Speaker Leads is all about helping you gain momentum in your speaking career! Professional speakers often work with a virtual assistant or a sales person to follow up on leads like these.

 

 

 

 

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March 15, 2021

 

 

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Dear Chutze Chou,

 

Welcome back to your work week. Did you remember to adjust your clocks? If you are reading this right when it appears in your in-box, it's about 8:30 am EDT. If you think it's 7:30 am, adjust now! (With today's technology so many of our tools automatically update but some of us still wake to the buzz of a simple, non-connected device.)

 

In just a few minutes we're going to be signing in to our weekly startup/entrepreneurial conversation. We'll be talking with Rochelle Nemrow, a serial entrepreneur and startup advisor. In February 2020 Rochelle sold her second company, MIN alumni FamilyID, and spent 6 months on an effective transition. Now she works with various startups as they scale. Join us as we talk about building company culture and more.

 

Last week we talked with Stephen Blumberg, founder and COO at Kyrus. You can read more about that conversation here or listen to the recording here.

 

We moved our conversation with entrepreneur and startup advisor/supporter Antonio Dixon, director at SolarFi to next week (March 22).

 

You can join us every Monday morning at 9:00 am on Space*! Click here to download the Space app on your mobile device. Look for the Mass Innovation Nights space and join us here.

 

We also have some awesome entrepreneurial articles on Lioness, our alumni news and the list of great events we share every week.

 

Bobbie and the MIN Team

 

 

 

*Space is a Boston area startup focused on the exciting (and hot) audio-only segment. Space wants to be the easiest way for creators to create engaging audio content in partnership with their community.  Join Space today and look for the Mass Innovation Nights community. Want to be our special guest for a future event? We're looking for Boston area entrepreneurs, investors and supports. Talk to us!

 

 

MIN ALUMNI NEWS

 

·    MIN79 Unruly Studios is partnering with the Leilehua complex of public schools in Wahiawa, Hawaii

 

 

JOIN US AT LIONESS MAGAZINE

 

Lioness for the Female Entrepreneur is our digital magazine for women who are starting (or thinking about starting) companies. Lioness gives entrepreneurs the latest news, tools and resources to launch and scale startups. Every week we have great features like these:

·    Lioness Innovators: Dr. Liang Schweizer

·    #RecommendHER Campaign Provides Free Advertising for Women-Owned Businesses

·    New Logo Supports Canadian Women Entrepreneurs

 

 

THIS WEEK'S FEATURED EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

 

 

Monday March 15

·        Weekly drop-in on Space/Boston startup discussion 9:00 – 10:00 am



Tuesday March 16

·       QuickBooks Desktop for Beginners 9:00 – 10:00 am

·        Intro to Government Contracting 10:00 – 11:00 am

·        Using PowerPoint with Zoom, Keep People Focused on Your Message, Not the Slides 10:00 – 11:15 am

·        How to Open a Business in Massachusetts Legally 10:00 – 11:30 pm

·        HR Essentials: Employee Retention/Engagement 11:45 am – 1:15 pm

·        When Does Venture Capital Become Toxic For Startups? 12:00 pm

·        Now is the time to Launch! Women Entrepreneurs virtual Panel 1:00 – 2:00 pm

·        Debt Relief Options for COVID-19 Impacted Businesses 3:00 – 4:00 pm

·        How to Use Strategic Alliances to Build Your Company 7:00 – 8:30 pm

·        Panel Discussion: Non-Linear Career Trajectories in Science 8:30 – 10:00 pm

 

Wednesday March 17

·        QuickBooks Desktop for Beginners 9:00 – 10:00 am

·        Creating an Effective Social Media Strategy 9:00 – 10:30 am

·        Restaurant Employees: Build a Team to Align w/ Your Business Goals 10:00 – 11:15 am

·        Cash Flow Your Way to Break Even 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

·        Techstars Virtual Meet and Greet 12:00 pm

·        Barriers to Entry in USG Contracts: Accounting Systems 1:00 – 2:00 pm

·        Pitch Deck Workshop: Build a 12-Slide Pitch Deck for Investors 1:00 – 3:30 pm

·        A Global Urgency - Maternal & Neonatal Healthcare 5:00 – 7:00 pm

 

Thursday March 18

·        How to do business with the Federal Government as a Small Business 8:00 – 9:30 am

·        QuickBooks Desktop for Beginners 9:00 – 10:00 am

·        Social Media Made Simple 9:00 – 10:30 pm

·        Business Planning - The Simpler Way 12:00 – 1:30 pm

·        How to bring innovation to your business with AR x VR 1:00 – 2:00 pm

·        Straight Talk: Hear From Franchise Brand Representatives 1:00 – 2:15 pm

 

Friday March 19

·        Business Plan Basics 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

 

Saturday March 20

·        2021 INSPIRE STEM Gala presented by NSBE Boston 6:30 pm

 

FOR THE FULL LISTING OF ALL UPCOMING EVENTS, VISIT OUR BLOG!

 

 

RESOURCES FOR BOSTON-AREA ENTREPRENEURS

 

Looking for our featured accelerator information, pitch contests, design contests, funding sources, or other resources for local entrepreneurs? Head over to our blog page for an updated listing of the latest events and resources from organizations like:

·    Commonwealth Hydropower feasibility and construction grants

·    OneValley’s Female Founders Scholarship

·    Visible Hands

 

 

MASS INNOVATION NIGHTS PARTNER

 

INBOUND 2021 - October 12-14, 2021

INBOUND's purpose is to provide the inspiration, education, and connections that attendees need to grow their businesses. INBOUND is an annual experience uniting super curious, question-asking professionals with game-changers in marketing, sales, customer success, and more. The education sessions are boundless. More information here.

 

 

INNOVATION WOMEN

 

Innovation Women is our database of awesome women speakers. 

If you are looking for great speakers for your next event, we make it easy to find them. Event managers, claim your free account today. Technical, entrepreneurial and professional women get more visibility for your company or your career. Every time you speak in public you connect with potential customers, partners, investors and influencers. Our goal is gender-balanced panels and equal visibility opportunities. Sign up today!

 

 

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February 1, 2021
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Dear Innovator,

Last week’s Boston Startups in Space conversation (9:00 am Monday mornings - join us!) covered some of our “favorite” startup topics:
  • Pitch decks
  • Virtual events
  • Networking during a pandemic
  • Manufacturing partners

And, my personal favorites, referrals and recommendations. Here are some of mine:

  • Have I told you recently about Forge? Forge is there to help startups with physical products navigate the journey from physical prototype to commercialization and impact at scale.
  • Then there’s The Capital NetworkThe Capital Network provides practical, hands-on education and personalized mentoring from investors and experts. They are there to help demystify the funding process for early-stage entrepreneurs.
  • Scott Kirsner's (Innovation Leader and Boston Globe) new book, Innovation Economy: True Stories of Start-Ups, Flame-Outs, and Inventing the Future in New England, is out today. Learn what makes the New England ecosystem tick — from robotics to machine learning to synthetic biology to sneakers. 

Check out our virtual events calendar, new partnership, and new opportunities below.

--Bobbie and the MIN team
JOIN US AT LIONESS MAGAZINE
Lioness for the Female Entrepreneur is our digital magazine for women who are starting (or thinking about starting) companies. Lioness gives entrepreneurs the latest news, tools and resources to launch and scale startups. Every week we have great features like these:
THIS WEEK'S FEATURED EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Monday February 1
·        Weekly drop-in on Space/Boston startup discussion 9:00 – 10:00 am
·        Basics of Starting a Business 1:00 – 3:30 pm
 
Tuesday February 2
 
Wednesday February 3
·        BSB Series: Exploring Growth Opportunities 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
·        Simplifying Social Media for Small Business 1:00 – 2:15 PM
·        Advances in Technology for Cardiovascular Diseases 4:00 – 6:00 pm
 
Thursday February 4
·        Small Business Resource Forum 9:00 – 10:00 am
·        Branchfood's February Community Table 12:00 – 1:00 pm
 
Friday February 5
·        Innovation Breakfast 9:00 – 10:00 am
·        #StartupMoves Virtual Job Fair / Career Expo 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

FOR THE FULL LISTING OF ALL UPCOMING EVENTS, VISIT OUR BLOG!
RESOURCES FOR BOSTON-AREA ENTREPRENEURS
Looking for our featured accelerator information, pitch contests, design contests, funding sources, or other resources for local entrepreneurs? Head over to our blog page for an updated listing of the latest events and resources from organizations like:
  • Carbon to Value (C2V) accelerator cohort
  • Greentown Labs' The KAITEKI Challenge 
  • The Massachusetts Next Generation Initiative (MassNextGen) 
NEW MASS INNOVATION NIGHTS PARTNERS
Michelle Wax from American Happiness Project is releasing the American Happiness documentary on February 25th and we'd love to see you at the virtual premiere! She traveled to all 50 states capturing how everyday Americans create more happiness in the everyday, regardless of external circumstances. Join us at the premiere to connect with Americans across the USA and watch the documentary for the first time. Feel free to click this link to watch the trailer and grab your ticket!
Shoobx is committed to increasing equity in the innovation ecosystem. To further this goal, Shoobx waives first year subscription fees for underrepresented founders.

Equity. And Beyond. Shoobx helps companies position themselves for successful exits by combining equity management, corporate governance, fundraising tools, and documentation into one collaborative platform.
INNOVATION WOMEN
Innovation Women is our database of awesome women speakers. 
If you are looking for great speakers for your next event, we make it easy to find them. Event managers, claim your free account today. Technical, entrepreneurial and professional women get more visibility for your company or your career. Every time you speak in public you connect with potential customers, partners, investors and influencers. Our goal is gender-balanced panels and equal visibility opportunities. Sign up today!
MASS INNOVATION NIGHTS SOLUTION PARTNERS  
JOIN OUR SOCIAL MEDIA AMPLIFICATION PROGRAM TODAY
Have you joined our "gaggle" yet? MIN alum GaggleAMP helps us manage our social media amplification program. We send members content to share about the startups we help every month. You choose what to share through your social networks.

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