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Greater Grove Hall Main Streets Hosts Mass Innovation Nights

BOSTON, MA — (Marketwired) — 05/25/17 — (MIN) and the are collaborating on a technology showcase and networking event in the Thelma D. Burns Building, 575 Warren Street, Dorchester, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on June 14th, 2017. This will be the first time Mass Innovation Nights will be held in Grove Hall and it will be the first to feature African and African American founders of tech companies.

“We are excited to support diversity in tech and bring visibility to start-ups looking to be heard in the noisy tech space.” said Bobbie Carlton, the founder of Innovation Nights, and .

“We are very excited to be partnering with Mass Innovation Nights on MIN #99. We want to see more people in Grove Hall as –producers– of technology instead of just –consumers–. Helping people get jobs in technology and starting tech companies is one way to revitalizing the community while mitigating gentrification,” said Ed Gaskin, Executive Director of .

Free-of-charge and open to the public, Mass Innovation Nights #99 features experts, networking, tabletop demos and presentations from the winners of online voting.

The featured companies will include:


Black Girls Nutrition


Dolume LLC


dot Teach

FABLabs For America


Kids in Tech

MOON Selfie Light


Quality Interactions

UZURI Health and Beauty

There will also be business experts from:

Greater Grove Hall Main Streets

Sankofa, Inc.

Duplessy Foundation

Eastern Bank–s Business Equity Initiative

Additionally, a student-founded startup from Wentworth Institute of Technology–s Accelerate program will be presenting: OCC Youth Unleashed.

Guests are encouraged to use hashtag #MIN99 and @MassInno to share their photos and commentary. The gatherings typically generate hundreds of tweets, Facebook posts, blogs, and videos, and are key visibility drivers for these companies. To attend, please .

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. The popular product launch party and networking event draws attendees from the entire region. Over the past 8 years, it has launched almost 1000 new products which have collectively received more than $1.3 billion in funding. Follow or visit the at mass.innovationnights.com/.

Greater Grove Hall Main Streets (GGHMS) partners with the City of Boston, private businesses and community stakeholders to improve the economic vitality of the Greater Grove Hall area such that residents can enjoy the benefits of development without displacement. Greater Grove Hall Main Streets (GGHMS) is committed to providing a diverse business district while maintaining our neighborhood–s historical character. We encourage innovative and creative techniques for fostering economic development that enriches the lives of the business owners, employees and residents in our community. Follow us on or visit our website greatergrovehall.org.

Media Contact:
Kristen Avini
Mass Innovation Nights

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