Apr 14 2014

CrowdComfort Is Finalist in Business Plan Competition Sponsored by Salem State University’s Enterprise Center

by Rosemary Brutico

    NSIV is pleased to announce that one of its members, CrowdComfort, has been selected as a finalist in Salem State University’s Enterprise Center “2014 Business Plan Competition.” CrowdComfort and two other finalists will have an opportunity to present their business plans before a live panel of judges and compete for first, second, and third place on Wednesday, April 23, from 3 to 6 pm. (the location TBA). First place winner will receive $5,000; second place winner, $3,000; third place winner,  $2,000. For details on the 2014 Business Plan competition, go to www.enterprisectr.org. CrowdComfort is a mobile solution for the modern facility manager. It’s easy-to-use smart phone application lets building owners, operators, and occupants share information about building comfort, maintenance, and safety issues. CrowdComfort streamlines three distinct areas of need, and leverages employee feedback (by means of the app) to report real-time conditions of buildings and facilities. Whether reporting about thermal levels, environmental compliance and inspection issues, or facilities maintenance, the CrowdComfort app uses crowd source feedback as a way of collecting the most up-to-the-minute and accurate reports that benefit employees, owners, and building managers alike! Go CrowdComfort!    

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Mar 24 2014

Excelimmune, Endicott College & NSIV: The Promise of Partnership

by Rosemary Brutico

When Endicott College was conceptualizing a new science center in 2012, the college made a critical decision to build a facility that would exploit one of the fastest growing sectors in Massachusetts, particularly on the North Shore – the life sciences. To that end, the college built a 2,000 square-foot laboratory that would accommodate between one and three startup companies as a STEM incubator. In September 2013, The Ginger Judge Science Center opened its doors.

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Mar 17 2014

CrowdComfort Featured in Fast Company’s Co.Exist Section, March 17, 2014

by Rosemary Brutico

The World’s First Crowdsourced Thermostat Lets You Adjust The Temperature At Work By Ben Schiller People in a building know when they are hot or cold. This device simply asks them, and then adjusts the temperature accordingly.

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Mar 03 2014

Life Sciences Consortium of North Shore Appoints Marc Bazin as Board Advisor

by Rosemary Brutico

NSIV is pleased to announce that Marc Bazin, founder and president of HepatoChem, Inc., has joined the advisory board of the Life Sciences Consortium of North Shore. In this role, Marc provides an entrepreneurial perspective on the many facets of being a biotech startup.

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Jan 30 2014

NSIV Newsbrief: 7AC Technologies Raises $1 Million

by Rosemary Brutico

Congratulations to NSIV graduate 7AC Technologies for raising $1 million in venture financing from 31 investors. Founded in 2009, 7AC develops a highly disruptive membrane-isolated plastic plate technology for use in commercial and industrial liquid desiccant HVAC applications and in air conditioning and cooling. Reportedly, the new technology drastically cuts energy costs for heating and cooling, and radically improves de-humidification performance. For more information, go to www.7AC Technologies.

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Dec 05 2013

NSIV Member, CrowdComfort, Raised Seed Funding

by Rosemary Brutico

CROWDCOMFORT ANNOUNCES $273,000 ROUND OF SEED FUNDING CrowdComfort platform crowdsources building maintenance and comfort reporting  Beverly, MA – December 4, 2013—CrowdComfort, a sustainable clean energy technology company that helps facilities managers make faster decisions by crowd-sourcing geo-located building maintenance and environmental compliance data in real time, has raised $273,000 seed round led by CrowdComfort’s founding team.  Investors include several angel investors and one corporate investment.

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Nov 07 2013

Quad Technologies Headed for the Space Station

by Rosemary Brutico

Don Seiffert BioFlash Editor- Reprinted from Boston Business Journal, Nov 5, 2013 Cell separation startup to have experiments done on space station A Beverly startup working on an improved way to isolate cells for research is planning to do its next experiment more than 200 miles away – straight up. Quad Technologies LLC, a MassChallenge company founded last year, has received a grant worth about $1 million to study the effects of microgravity on the manufacture of its separation technology on the International Space Station.

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Oct 24 2013

Quad Technologies Is Top Finalist in MassChallenge 2013 Competiton

by Rosemary Brutico

What an extraordinary achievement…Quad Technologies has been nominated as one of the top 26 finalists in the MassChallenge 2013. Imagine making the final cut in a global competition in which 128 finalists were selected out of a pool of more than 1,200 candidates. NSIV is so proud to have Quad Technologies as a biotech member.

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Sep 12 2013

Roger Nassar of RAN Biotechnologies Wins YEi Competition

by Rosemary Brutico

We are proud to announce that Founder & CEO of RAN Biotechnologies Roger Nassar has been selected as a Regional Laureate from the YEi’13 competition.

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Aug 13 2013

New England Hydropower & JAL Hydro Partnership Awarded RIEDC Grant

by Rosemary Brutico

Congratulations to New England Hydropower Company (NEHC) for its big win in securing a $200,000 recoverable grant for its partner JAL Hydro through the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC). The grant will be used to evaluate the feasibility of developing a low-impact, run-of-the river hydropower project using NEHC’s Archimedes Screw Generators. NEHC has pioneered the introduction and acceptance of this proven technology in the United States, where it has been in commercial use in the United Kingdom and Europe for the past decade.

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