Boston Entrepreneurs Shine at MIT Enterprise Forum 2016 Startup Spotlight

Entrepreneurs, Events Posted Jun 7, 2016 by Shannon Todesca

Welcome-to-The-MIT-Enterprise-Forum-of-CambridgeLast night CHEN PR attended the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge’s 2016 Startup Spotlight to watch 30 innovative young companies vie for the evening’s awards such as Company I Want to Have a Beer With, Future Unicorn and Most Likely to Develop a Cult Following.

spotlightThe aspiring business moguls, representing a cross-section of the region’s innovation economy, gathered at the Microsoft NERD Center last night to showcase their products and services to more than 350 would-be customers, partners, investors, business development and technology experts in attendance at the annual event. The unique event gives budding entrepreneurs a platform to share their companies, ideas and accomplishments with a well-connected, respected and influential audience.

In the end, four of the exhibiting startups took home awards from the event’s quirky categories:

  • Company I Want to Have a Beer With: BARS – aquatic therapy devices for people with mobility impairments
  • Future UnicornPillar Technologies – construction site risk management
  • Most Likely to Develop a Cult FollowingVoatz – a secure, mobile-only election platform
  • Nutter McLennen & Fish Prize for Most Innovative CompanyBeTH – high impact, low cost healthcare solutions for underserved populations

 

A special shout out to BARS out of the Accelerate Wentworth Innovation + Entrepreneurship Center, who also took home second place last year in the MITEF Beantown Throwdown–an event that has quickly become a CHEN favorite.

Congrats to all the participating startups and cheers to the night’s winners. Just another example of why Boston is where innovation thrives and is a hot spot for young, talented entrepreneurs.