CHEN PR Event Train Rolls On…

Entrepreneurs, Innovation Posted Oct 8, 2015 by chenpr

It’s been a busy start to the fall season at CHEN PR. Not only has the office been buzzing with the post-summer boost in client activities like awards, new announcements and an uptick in editorial calendar opportunities, we’ve been traipsing all around  Boston attending amazing events celebrating the city’s best, brightest and most innovative. Some of our favorite organizations have kept our calendars jam packed with expert panels, promising new start-ups, great networking opportunities and celebrations of Boston’s thriving entrepreneurial community.

Last month, we welcomed our newest member of the CHEN team, Carro Halpin, and she jumped in with two feet attending events held by MassTLC, DEMO and MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge. Call it a test of her CHEN stamina, but she’s still here, so that’s a good sign.

In two days the CHEN gang attended start up conference DEMO Traction, MassTLC’s annual Awards Gala, and MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge’s Fashion 4WRD event held at the MFA.


We barely had time to catch our breath and, before we knew it, we were gearing up for the third annual #BeantownThrowdown, an event CHEN has held near and dear since its inception in 2013. This year the Throwdown is a signature event of HUBWeek, capping off the week-long, city-wide festival celebrating ideas and innovation in the Boston area.

The Throwdown takes place on Friday, October 9th at District Hall. Entrepreneurs from Babson College, Berklee College of Music, Boston College, Boston University, Harvard University, MIT, Northeastern University, UMass Lowell and Wentworth Institute of Technology will pitch their start-ups to the audience and vie for their “investments.” Whoever earns the most will be named most promising start-up of the evening. Past winners include EcoVent Systems and DownTyme.

And it doesn’t stop there! We’re also prepping for the 2015 MassTLC Innovation unConference, taking place October 23rd at The Hynes Convention Center. UnConference is a personal favorite of mine and I’ve looked forward to attending each of the past three years. There’s never a shortage of captivating conversations at the event and the range of sessions offer something to a diverse group of attendees. When you’re used to listening to many panel sessions across many events it’s refreshing to mix things up with an all-inclusive interactive conversation between the experts and the audience.

At CHEN we’re fortunate to work with all of these great organizations as they offer a platform for the innovation community of Boston to grow, learn and share with each other, solidifying Boston’s spot among the top of innovative cities in the country.