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Mass Innovation Nights Showcases New Products at UMass Lowell’s iHub

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LOWELL, Mass., April 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Thursday, April 11, 2019, Mass Innovation Nights, Massachusetts’ leading monthly new product showcase, will showcase ten new products at UMass Lowell’s Innovation Hub in Lowell, MA. A part of National Robotics Week, the event will feature a variety of local startups across several industries including IoT, AI, and robotics. The event is sponsored by the City of Lowell and the UMass Lowell iHub, both of whom have previously hosted and sponsored Mass Innovation Nights events. MIN 121 is free and open to the public.

This event is also the ten-year anniversary of the first Mass Innovation Nights event.

“Mass Innovation Nights' return to Lowell is an indicator of our thriving startup community,” said Tom O’Donnell, senior director of Innovation Initiatives at UMass Lowell. “UMass Lowell is proud to foster this growth through our programs and resources at the Innovation Hub. We’re thrilled to partner with the City of Lowell to welcome back Mass Innovation Nights and join them in supporting local companies.”

“Over the last ten years, Innovation Nights has produced monthly events that have showcased more than 1200 new products,” said Bobbie Carlton, the founder of Innovation Nights and Innovation Women. “Our events are designed to connect startups with the local community to the benefit of all.”

“The City of Lowell is enthusiastic to sponsor Mass Innovation Nights for a fourth consecutive year,” said Andrew Shapiro, the City of Lowell’s Director of Economic Development. “Between having affordable and diverse housing options, value-driven available commercial spaces, an easy commute, and a well-supported ecosystem of innovative startups, Lowell is a gem when it comes to innovation and entrepreneurship.”

Mass Innovation Nights events feature business experts, networking, tabletop demos and presentations from local startups. Participating startups this month include:

Two MIN alumni will be featured in our “alumni corner”:

Various business experts, including O’Donnell and Andrew Shapiro, the City of Lowell’s Director of Economic Development, will be on hand to share their knowledge. Guests are encouraged to use #MIN121 and Twitter handle @MassInno to share photos and social media commentary.

About UMass Lowell Innovation Hub

The UMass Lowell Innovation Hub in Lowell provides startup programming, co-working space and access to the UMass Lowell's faculty and research resources, as well as collaboration with mentors and sponsors. The facility 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. www.uml.edu/ihub

About the City of Lowell

The fourth largest city in Massachusetts, Lowell is ideally located at the intersections of routes 3 and 495 in the Merrimack Valley, and approximately 30 miles north of Boston with easy access to North Station via the MBTA Commuter Rail. Lowell offers a unique blend of urban amenities and suburban convenience with the backdrop of unmatched natural beauty. The City’s Economic Development Office supports businesses of all sizes in a variety of ways, including guidance through permitting, location assistance, and access to financial resources and technical assistance. Learn more by following the Economic Development Office on Facebook and Twitter, or visit its website.

About Mass Innovation Nights

Mass Innovation Nights offers an opportunity for people interested in innovative new products to connect live and online. Over the past ten years, it has helped launch more than 1,200 new products, which have collectively received more than $3 billion in funding. Follow MIN on Instagram and Twitter or visit the website.

Media Contact: Kristen Avini 510-221-8122 Innovation Nights

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