Apptomics Selected to Present at Pioneers in Medical Technology Conference Georgia Mitsi, Apptomics CEO, had an opportunity to present her company’s 5-minute pitch to a group of panelists at the Pioneers in Medical Technology Conference in Boston on Wednesday, May 14, at Merck’s Research Laboratory. Out of 30 applicants, Apptomics was among 5 companies chosen to present their business plans in front of a panel of qualified judges.
AdvaStim’s novel hardware and software platform gives developers capabilities to address current and emerging clinical indications. BEVERLY, Mass., April 23, 2014, AdvaStim, Inc., www.advastim.com, a leading developer of advanced technology platforms for neuromodulation therapies, announced today that the Company has entered the research and development market with a new hardware/software solution for neuromodulation therapy developers.
CrowdComfort Is Finalist in Business Plan Competition Sponsored by Salem State University’s Enterprise Center
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!
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.
NSIV is a proud Bronze Sponsor of the Life Science Nation’s Investor Conference that will be held on March 24, 2014. To register for this event, go to www.resiconference.com. Life Science Nation’s Redefining Early Stage Investments is an all-day event that will feature 16 unique early-stage investor panels that will offer the latest perspective on the state of investments in the industry. The conference offers a full day of partnering for companies looking to connect with service providers and investors.
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.
NSIV presents an InnoVenutures U program: Ready, Aim, Hire! What Every Startup Needs to Know about HR Benefits & Hiring Practices BeforeYou Make an Offer Thursday, March 13, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Where: 100 Cummings Center, Beverly Conference Room 221 E So you’re at that exhilarating stage in your company where you can NOW hire your first round of employees. But as you would expect, hiring is serious (and legalistic) business.This seminar is designed to help small and growing businesses gain an understanding of employee benefit requirements and best hiring practice strategies.
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.
Entrpreneurs & Investors: You’re invited to a panel discussion featuring two winners from the 2013 Mass Challenge 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. = Breakfast/Networking 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. = Program Massachusetts has entered into a new business revolution. The changing economy and rapid rise in technology has led to an entrepreneur boom in the Bay State. With the growing boom comes a host of questions for new entrepreneurs: Whether to Participate in Accelerator Programs? How to secure investors? What is the best business model? How to protect innovative intellectual property? McLane invites entrepreneurs and investors to a panel discussion featuring three winners from the 2013 Mass Challenge. The winners, Noam Josephy, Co-Founder and Director of AMS-Qi, and Sean Kevlahan, CEO, Quad Technology will share their experiences creating a start-up organization and their experiences in the Mass Challenge, including: •Benefits and lessons learned from the Mass Challenge •Challenges faced in building a start-up •How to gain funding •Selecting the best form of a business organization •Protecting core intellectual property This event has limited space and is open on a first come, first served basis. Location: 300 TradeCenter Suite 7600 (For GPS: 100 Sylvan Road) Woburn, MA 01801 Contact: Phone: 781-904-2700 Email: Click here to start an email Website: www.mclane.com
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.
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.
Tom Kinneman has proven (again) what he’s made of…100% iron. On Sunday, November 3, Tom won first place at Ironman Florida in his age group of 64 triathletes, finishing in 10:40:27 (impressive stats: 1:12 for the swim; 5:28 on the bike; 3:46 for the run).
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.
North Shore InnoVentures Graduates Two Cleantech Companies and Adds a New Cleantech Startup to Its Incubator Portfolio Beverly business accelerator also receives $70,000 in grants from Mass. Clean Energy Center and City of Beverly BEVERLY, Massachusetts, October 10, 2013. North Shore InnoVentures, (NSIV) one of New England’s leading technology incubators and business accelerators, announced today that two of its portfolio companies in the cleantech sector, Energy Compression and Save Energy Systems, have graduated and entered the marketplace. In addition, cleantech startup Crowd Comfort has joined NSIV, for a total of 19 companies now in the incubator. To date, NSIV has graduated ten startups – six in cleantech and four in life sciences.
NSIV’s COO Tom Kinneman is proof that the grueling training that goes into conditioning for triathlons pays off. On Sunday, September 15, Tom crossed the finish line, placing 9th in the world (in his age group) in the PruHealth World Triathlon Grand Final in London. The PruHealth World Triathlon Grand Final is considered to be the pinnacle of triathlon competitions across the world (www.worldtrilondon.com/event_info). Congratulations, Tom!
NSIV member, Quad Technologies (www.quadtechnologies.net), has been selected as a subcontractor to evaluate the commercial potential of nanocomposite production. This project has been made possible through the National Science Foundation award for the grant, “Continuous, Large-Scale Nanocomposite Production via Micellualar Electrospray.”
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.
Learn more about NSIV, featured in this video clip taken from the Beverly Economic Development Showcase held June 1, 2016.
August 15, 2016 – “Grow North, Young Biotech Startup” as posted by Travis McCready, President & CEO, Mass Life Sciences Center
Running Experiments on Markets & Customers
In the past month, 3 NSIV startups lost time and money from quality control screwups on a supplier end. You can never afford to NOT think about quality and quality processes – whether you are a supplier or a customer, and whether you’re still at the research phase, providing a service, or actually or about to ship products.
Thrive Bioscience, a manufacturer of automated cell culture management systems, and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI), Cambridge, Massachusetts, announced an agreement last week under which Thrive will develop instruments for the growth and maintenance of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). The agreement includes development of automated iPSC protocols critical to HSCI and its researchers. HSCI plans to utilize the Thrive systems within the Harvard Stem Cell Institute iPS Core Facility and affiliated research sites.
Genomic Expression, first mover in making RNAsequencing actionable in oncology, announced that it has won the Red Herring Top 100 North America award and has also been recognized by Sir Richard Branson. The award recognizes leading private companies, celebrating these startups’ innovations and technologies across their respective industries.
New England Hydropower Company (NEHC), a member of North Shore InnoVentures, has added two summer interns. Joining NEHC from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and University of Massachusetts Lowell, the students will be working here and at a construction project in CT – NEHC’s first Archimedes Screw Turbine installation in the US.
NSIV member, CrowdComfort, was featured in the WSJ last week in an article about high tech approaches being used to resolve the constant battle around the office thermostat. In addition to reporting uncomfortable conditions, CrowdComfort’s app leverages crowd-sourced occupant feedback to improve safety and operations in workplaces, unlock efficiencies in facilities management and preventative maintenance, increase employee productivity, and more.
North Shore InnoVentures grad, Arctic Sand, voted one of EE Times “Silicon 60 – Hot Startups to Watch” announced in February, 2016, completion of a $19M Series B Financing round. The company, headquartered in Burlington MA, has the industry-leading ARC1C0608 LED boost converter – the most efficient thinnest and smallest LED driver IC on the market for tablet / mobile computing applications. In March, 2016, Arctic Sand launched its ARC1C0608 IC – a ‘triple-play’ delivering industry leading power conversion efficiency, in the lowest ‘z’ height profile and smallest footprint in the industry. The ARC1C0608 is an LED driver that is so efficient that it is able to save 0.5W (in a typical 2 W host platform) when deployed in backlights for tablets and other smart mobile devices, thus enabling a new generation of low power, long battery life, ultra-thin devices.
SolidEnergy began in 2012 at North Shore InnoVentures, a nonprofit technology incubator at Cummings Center in Beverly. In 2013, in collaboration with A123 Venture Technologies, it opened a 3,000-square-foot R&D lab in Waltham. SolidEnergy Systems is moving from Waltham to Woburn and expanding its footprint from 3,000 to 23,000 square feet. The MIT spinoff will relocate in August to its new headquarters at Cummings Properties’ 35 Cabot Road property. SolidEnergy developed an “anode-free” rechargeable lithium metal battery with twice the energy density of conventional batteries. Independently verified by third parties, the battery has a demonstrated capacity of 1200Wh/L (watt hours per liter) and 400Wh/kg (watt hours per kilogram), enabling smart phones to last twice as long and electric cars to travel twice as far. The firm is working with leading consumer electronics and auto companies, and expects its battery to be used in drones, watches and wearables, smart phones and, ultimately, electric cars. Pilot-scale battery production will begin in September, with delivery to customers planned for later this year.