CT Innovation Nights

CT

Innovation Nights presents Connecticut Innovation Nights! A free monthly product launch party and networking event, Innovation Nights has helped launch nearly a thousand new products in the past 7 years, and helped them secure over $1.8b in funding!

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Description

Our mission is to help local entrepreneurs get more visibility for their new products. We want to connect members of the local innovation community. Innovation Nights is an event designed to help local innovators increase the buzz around new products and companies. A dozen companies bring new products to the event and the social media community turns out to blog, tweet, post pictures and video, add product mentions to LinkedIn and Facebook statuses, and otherwise help spread the word. In the last five years, these events have helped to: -- Launch more than 750 new products -- Connect dozens of job seekers and hiring managers -- Profile dozens of local experts and service providers We call an Innovation Nights event a "stone soup" event. Remember the folk story of Stone Soup? A stranger or small group of travelers come upon a poor village. The travelers are hungry but everyone claims to have nothing to share. So the travelers create a fire, hang a pot of water over it and place a stone inside, telling one and all that they are creating "stone soup." Of course, it will taste better with a little something for flavoring, a carrot, a potato, maybe even a little piece of meat. Soon everyone in the village has contributed "just a little something" and everyone sits down to enjoy the wonderful feast. Innovation Nights are like stone soup. Someone has a space where we can hold an event, with tables and Wi-Fi. Companies have new products to promote. Others are social media mavens who can create buzz. Still others donate a few hours of their time and expertise. Soon, everyone is benefiting from the wonderful event we create together.

Services

We are a grassroots events designed to help local startups who have little to no marketing budget but we welcome all companies with new products - large and small. Our goal is to connect local entrepreneurs with a wider audience through social media. While our primary goal is visibility for our product launchers, we want to do everything we can to support the local innovation ecosystem. We move around the area, going where someone will host us at low or no cost - sometimes we have sponsors and hosts who help defray our costs. This is not a "fancy" event (sometimes there is food and drink courtesy of our sponsors) but an event where we maximize our time together for networking, connecting and promoting new local products for the benefit of all involved in the local innovation community.

Innovation Nights are "Stone Soup Events." They are only successful because you make them successful. To keep things rolling along we need your help. Make sure you spread the word about the event itself: Tweet, blog, Facebook, LinkedIn or just tell someone. Then, on the night of the event, look around. See all those nice people with new products? Find one (or more) you like and help them spread the word. Tweet about it, blog about it, upload a picture or video, or just tell someone. With your help, we're supporting innovators and their products.

Schedule of the night:

6-7pm - networking and table top demonstrations

7-7:30pm - hosts, sponsors and experts kick off the night and then four (4) - up to five minute pitches from the top favorite products (based on the online vote) and awards for top favorite products (based on attendee vote)

7:30-8pm - back to networking & table top demos

8pm - to the (pay your own way) after-party

Criteria

We are a grassroots events designed to help local startups who have little to no marketing budget but we welcome all companies with new products - large and small. Our goal is to connect local entrepreneurs with a wider audience through social media. While our primary goal is visibility for our product launchers, we want to do everything we can to support the local innovation ecosystem. We move around the area, going where someone will host us at low or no cost - sometimes we have sponsors and hosts who help defray our costs. This is not a "fancy" event (sometimes there is food and drink courtesy of our sponsors) but an event where we maximize our time together for networking, connecting and promoting new local products for the benefit of all involved in the local innovation community.

Innovation Nights are "Stone Soup Events." They are only successful because you make them successful. To keep things rolling along we need your help. Make sure you spread the word about the event itself: Tweet, blog, Facebook, LinkedIn or just tell someone. Then, on the night of the event, look around. See all those nice people with new products? Find one (or more) you like and help them spread the word. Tweet about it, blog about it, upload a picture or video, or just tell someone. With your help, we're supporting innovators and their products.

Schedule of the night:

6-7pm - networking and table top demonstrations

7-7:30pm - hosts, sponsors and experts kick off the night and then four (4) - up to five minute pitches from the top favorite products (based on the online vote) and awards for top favorite products (based on attendee vote)

7:30-8pm - back to networking & table top demos

8pm - to the (pay your own way) after-party

Contact Info

Contact: Angelina Capalbo

City: Unionville

State: CT

Zip: 06085

Phone: 860-461-9767

Email: angelina@innovationnights.com

Website: CT Innovation Nights

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