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May 15 2014

Apptomics Selected to Present at Healthcare Pioneers Conference

by Dale Earl

Apptomics Selected to Present at Healthcare Pioneers Conference

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.

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Apr 29 2014

AdvaStim Enters Neuromodulation Device Market

by Dale Earl

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.

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Apr 14 2014

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

by Dale Earl

    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 Dale Earl

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 18 2014

Redefining Early Stage Investments Conference: March 24

by Dale Earl

                  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.  

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Mar 17 2014

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

by Dale Earl

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 12 2014

HR & Best Hiring Practices

by Dale Earl

  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.

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Jan 30 2014

NSIV Newsbrief: 7AC Technologies Raises $1 Million

by Dale Earl

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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Jan 21 2014

Jan. 28 Program: Lessons Learned from the Mass Challenge

by Dale Earl

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

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Dec 05 2013

NSIV Member, CrowdComfort, Raised Seed Funding

by Dale Earl

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 Dale Earl

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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Nov 07 2013

Tom Kinneman Wins First Place in Ironman Competition

by Dale Earl

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).

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Oct 24 2013

Quad Technologies Is Top Finalist in MassChallenge 2013 Competiton

by Dale Earl

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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Oct 10 2013

North Shore InnoVentures Announces Graduates and Adds New Cleantech Startup to Its Portfolio

by Dale Earl

  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.

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Oct 02 2013

Tom Kinneman Races to the Finish LIne in PruHealth World Triathlon Competition

by Dale Earl

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!

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Oct 01 2013

Quad Technologies Evaluates Nanocomposite Production

by Dale Earl

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.”

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Oct 01 2013

Entrepreneur Colin Davis Strikes Again with Something Gud

by Dale Earl

Colin Davis, one of NSIV’s very first members to join the incubator with his company kWhOURS, Inc., has founded a new venture called Something Gud. The company is a consumer portal service that delivers 100% locally sourced food directly to your home or office. You may say that Something Gud is the Farmers Market gone virtual.

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Sep 12 2013

Roger Nassar of RAN Biotechnologies Wins YEi Competition

by Dale Earl

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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Apr 06 2016

Atentiv Receives Mass Development Financing

by Dale Earl

Atentiv Holdings, Inc., a NSIV graduate, has recently obtained a $3 million working capital term loan from MassDevelopment’s Emerging Technology Fund.

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Mar 31 2016

Sharp Edge Labs and ORIG3N Announce a Drug Discovery Alliance

by Dale Earl

Sharp Edge Labs, a former NSIV member, and ORIG3N have recently announced an alliance that will help create patient-specific disease treatments. 

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Mar 28 2016

April 21 InnoVentures U – Hiring Ain’t Pretty: Best Practices

by Dale Earl

Identifying, cultivating, hiring and motivating talent are some of the biggest challenges facing startups. These tasks are critical for success, but how do companies manage these processes in addition to everything else on their plate?

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Mar 23 2016

Winter Newsletter 2016

by Dale Earl

North Shore InnoVentures News Roundup: Winter 2016 -  Getting ready to say goodbye to winter – we’ve definitely been hunkered down in our labs and offices – holidays have come and gone – and the famous groundhog predicted an early spring which seems to be coming true. Meanwhile, there is a lot of news to share since our last edition in August!

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Mar 16 2016

March 17th InnoVentures U – User Acceptance Done Right

by Dale Earl

Designing your product for a customer is hard.  How do you ask questions without “selling”?  How do you get the information you need to build the right product for the right price without biasing the sample?  How do you ensure quality actionable results?  How do you set up the experiment so that you’ve got the optimum product before you take it to market? How do you ensure that customers will accept and use the product properly?

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Mar 11 2016

Arctic Sand Technologies Closes $19M Series B Round

by Dale Earl

Arctic Sand Technologies announced in late February the completion of a $19.3M Series B round. Targeting major segments of the $5B DC/DC power conversion market, Arctic Sand’s ICs today enable significantly more runtime, smaller batteries and thinner profile smartphones, tablets and Ultrabooks.

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Mar 03 2016

NSIV is Featured in This Year’s Index of the Massachusetts Innovation Economy

by Dale Earl

NSIV is featured in a special section in the 2015-2016 edition of The Index of the Massachusetts Innovation Economy, published annually by the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative’s Innovation Institute. The special analysis, “Collaborative Workspaces in the Commonwealth,” takes a look at the different types of spaces, how many of each, the services offered and shows some examples of each type. NSIV is highlighted as one of three cases studies more fully described.

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Feb 24 2016

CrowdComfort is Featured at Mass Innovation Night 84

by Dale Earl

The March Mass Innovation Night – #MIN84 – will feature 11 local entrepreneurs and NSIV’s CrowdComfort is one of them! The event is Tuesday, March 8th, 2016  6 pm-8:30 pm at District Hall in Boston.

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Feb 24 2016

RAN Biotechnologies congratulates SafvE on winning a MassCEC Catalyst Grant

by Dale Earl

RAN Biotechnologies is delighted for SafvE, one of its partner companies, who has just won a Catalyst Grant from Massachusetts Clean Energy Center for Water and Clean Energy Innovation. SafvE is a non-profit company working on implementing new technologies for water treatment and sanitization. RAN Biotechnologies provides SafvE with anti-microbial polymers and coatings. Congratulations SafvE! 

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Feb 24 2016

Atentiv aims to replace ADHD drugs with a video game

by Dale Earl

Former NSIV member Atentiv is making news with an announcement that it has a game in clinical trials designed to be used instead of medication for kids with ADHD. “We’re not using chemicals to effect the neurons, we’re rewiring the circuit… that rewiring is learning,” said Eric Cordon, CEO of Atentiv. The medical game is called Attentive Therapeutics and application to the FDA for marketing approval is expected in 2017. A computer game called ATENTIVmynd Games is another product being developed to help any child with attention issues. Watch for it to be released sometime later this year.

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