Mass Innovation Nights Showcases Manufacturing Startups at UMass Lowell’s Haverhill iHub

Woburn, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES

HAVERHILL, Mass., Jan. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Mass Innovation Nights, Massachusetts’ leading monthly new product showcase, will be helping to launch 12 new products at UMass Lowell’s Innovation Hub in Haverhill, MA.

The event will feature a variety of manufacturing startups across many industries, including apparel, gaming, food, renewable energy and safety. Mass Innovation Nights 106 is free, open to the public and sponsored by the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce and Merrimack Valley Planning Commission. RSVPs are required.

“The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce is excited to help bring MIN#106 to Haverhill, and highlight some of the great businesses that are growing and thriving in the greater Haverhill area,” said Beverly Donovan, President and CEO of Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce. “There’s a strong entrepreneurial spirit here, and MIN#106 is just the kind of event to spur ideas, innovation and investment.”

“This is an exciting time for manufacturing in the Merrimack Valley,” said Karen Sawyer Conard, Executive Director of Merrimack Valley Planning Commission. “We are pleased to co-host this event in Haverhill to showcase the cutting-edge creativity of one of the leading industries in this region.”

“While the Boston innovation brand is strong, we find innovation everywhere in Massachusetts,” said Bobbie Carlton, the founder of Innovation Nights, and Innovation Women. “You don’t have to be in Kendall Square or Boston’s Innovation District to find cool startups with new products. Over the last eight years we’ve discovered clusters all over the state.”

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

  • Bodega Bag
  • CareAline
  • Cede
  • CEO Beverages
  • inventboston
  • The LOOK Book
  • nohmii
  • PitPatters
  • RelGen
  • 1620 Work Wear
  • Veggie Table Foods
  • Yuso

Experts from the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission, Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce and UMass Lowell iHub will be on hand to speak about their work with attendees. Guests are encouraged to use the hashtag #MIN106 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 the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit business organization composed of nearly 500 area businesses, and we are growing by the day. Whether you are a long-time business owner, have just moved to this locale, or are contemplating relocation, we hope you find this website informative and useful. We are very proud of the communities which fall into our service area as we continue to offer “small town” advantage in combination with the most current resources, products and services for success. Learn more.

About the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission
The Merrimack Valley Planning Commission fosters a cooperative effort among its communities in resolving common, regional problems, to allow its communities to plan jointly, and to promote with the greatest efficiency and economy the coordinated and orderly development of the region and the general welfare of its residents. As a public, non-profit organization, we’re committed to assisting the Valley’s communities in the planning areas of transportation, the environment, land use, economic development, and GIS mapping. Learn more.

About UMass Lowell Innovation Hub
The UMass Lowell Innovation Hub at Harbor Place in Haverhill provides startup programming, coworking space and access to the UMass Lowell's faculty and research resources, as well as collaboration with mentors and sponsors.  The brand new facility located along the Merrimack River in downtown Haverhill 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.

About Mass Innovation Nights
Mass 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