SOURCE: Innovation Nights

Innovation Nights

October 08, 2015 07:22 ET

Mass Innovation Nights and Innovation Women Partner With WeBOS, Babson and Silicon Valley Bank to Support Women Entrepreneurs

Event Features New Products from Female Foundered Companies and Organizations Supporting Women Entrepreneurs

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Oct 8, 2015) - The latest Mass Innovation Nights (MIN) will be held at Boston's District Hall, featuring products from women founded companies. The 79th event, Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m., will be a key event for Boston's Women Entrepreneurs Week (WeBOS). The popular product launch party and networking event draws attendees from the entire region. In the past 6 years, it has launched more than 800 products which have collectively received more than $1 billion in funding. MIN will share District Hall with a new event presented by Innovation Women, the Women Entrepreneurs Evening, an opportunity to introduce women entrepreneurs to supporting organizations.

"We're looking forward to connecting all of Boston's 'innovation women,'" said Bobbie Carlton, the founder of Innovation Nights, and Innovation Women. "Innovation Nights and the Women Entrepreneurs Evening bring together women founders, experts and organizations that support women in business. It also gives us an opportunity to officially introduce Innovation Women, connecting event managers with great female speakers for their events."

"With women-owned businesses in Boston contributing more than $7 billion to the Gross City Product, it's clear that supporting our city's women entrepreneurs isn't just good for women -- it's good for business," Mayor Marty Walsh said. "I'm committed to increasing economic opportunities for Boston's women, and the Women Entrepreneurs Evening will be a huge part of WeBOS Week's success."

"This event and the entire WeBOS initiative is meaningful for not only entrepreneurs, but also the City of Boston. We are excited to be involved and hope that we can continue to support our local entrepreneurial ecosystem," said Amy Choi, Silicon Valley Bank vice president.

"This is the second year we've partnered with Mass Innovation Nights to provide a showcase for women founders," said Susan Duffy, executive director of Babson's Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership. "It's a great opportunity to promote just some of the exciting businesses being founded by women in the region." A Babson team is responsible for the Diana Project study Women Entrepreneurs 2014: Bridging the Gender Gap in Venture Capital about funding for women entrepreneurs and ways venture capitalists can capitalize on the significant gender gap that persists.

Free and open to the public, MIN features experts, networking, tabletop presentations from new local products and presentations from the winners of online voting. The products include:

  • Beam
  • Boston & Bale
  • Cabbige
  • Cintell
  • Date My Wardrobe
  • Digaboom
  • Gest
  • JumpSmart
  • meQuilibrium
  • Teaching Garage
  • Vendedy
  • Walking Charger

The featured experts:

  • Yvonne McCague, Silicon Valley Bank
  • Julia Geisman, Career Agility
  • Nancy Cremins, Lynne Riquelme, Gesmer Updegrove
  • Katie Kennedy, Version 2.0 Communications

The Women Entrepreneur Evening featured organizations:

  • BosLadyProject
  • Geek Girls
  • Girls in Tech
  • Innovation Women
  • Mass TLC
  • SheStarts
  • Startup Institute
  • The Commonwealth Institute
  • WeBOS
  • West Hill Tech Counsel

WITI Professional AssociationGuests are encouraged to use hashtags #MIN79 and #WeBOS to share their thoughts, photos or 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.

About Innovation Women
Innovation Women is a new type of speaker bureau, providing great female speakers for everything from local meetups to the largest conferences. The goal is gender-balanced panels, placing an equal number of female speakers at events and providing opportunities for visibility for the speakers themselves. InnovationWomen.com or follow @WomenInno

About 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. MIN is currently seeking hosts and sponsors for the 2016 season. Contact the organization for additional information. Follow MIN on Twitter or visit the website. Marketwired is the official wire service of Innovation Nights LLC.

Contact Information

  • Media contact:
    Kristen Avini
    Mass Innovation Nights
    510-221-8122
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