Getting 2012 off to a social start

This past Wednesday was the first Mass. Innovation Night event for 2012 and I was thrilled to stop by and support local entrepreneurs. If you haven’t already heard about this you should check out the web site and stop by one of the events. At each event, about ten companies get selected to show off their products. From those ten, the community votes for four companies to give five-minute pitches to the entire group. One company that stood out to me on Wednesday night was GivingSomeThing, an online donation platform where non-profits can create Amazon wishlists for goods and donors can buy and ship the goods right to the non-profit via the familiar Amazon system. Pretty interesting platform! Check out their bio on the Innovation Nights site, here, for more info.

The Innovation Nights events are a great opportunity for companies launching new products to give demos, perfect their pitches, and get feedback from a group of entrepreneurs and service providers. It’s also a chance to get to know start-ups, experts, and friendly faces from around the entrepreneurial ecosystem. The next one is at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge on February 8 – join us!

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