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Network Your Way Through Tech Innovators at MITEF Startup Spotlight

May 29, 2018

MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge Annual Innovation Showcase to Feature 30+ Demos from Early Stage Companies Aspiring to Be the Next Unicorn

Six Startups Representing MITEF Thailand to Participate

CAMBRIDGE, Mass, May 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Long hours of imagining, innovating and implementing is the recipe for most successful entrepreneurs. So, too, is getting out into the market to bring attention to their efforts.

On June 12, from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m., the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge’s (MITEF) annual Startup Spotlight will take over District Hall – providing a platform for the region’s most promising technology innovators to demo their products and services to hundreds of prospective investors, partners, customers and mentors.

This year’s program will feature 35+ thought provoking and driven startups targeting industries ranging from advertising and marketing, travel and transportation, medical devices and AI in healthcare to robotics, consumer IoT and many others. Following the demonstrations, winners will be selected in three categories based on audience voting:

-- Company I Want to Have a Beer With -- Future Unicorn -- Most Likely to Develop a Cult Following

Underscoring the breadth and depth of innovators that the annual event attracts, startups to earn top honors in prior years include Blink,Ecovent Systems, Harvest Automation, Ministry of Supply, Panther Therapeutics, Pillar Technologies, Ridgewing Guitars, Voatz, and Wasabi.

“This region is among the most creative, committed and successful innovation ecosystems in the world,” said Katja Wald, executive director of MITEF Cambridge. “That’s because we have an enviable mix of entrepreneurs, investors, mentors and educators. Our organization loves to get all those people together to spark ideas and facilitate success. The Startup Showcase is a great mix of business-critical innovation presented in a fun and interactive atmosphere that gets everyone jazzed up on multiple visions of the future.”

Event Details:Startup Spotlight 2018Tuesday, June 12, 2018District Hall, 75 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 022106:30pm-9pm - enjoy food, drinks & networking among the 35+ exhibiting companies 8:15pm - Votes are due8:30pm - Awards presentation ceremonyRegistration and more information is available online.

The 2018 Startup Spotlight is made possible by sponsorships from The Canadian Technology Accelerator, Sembler, Withum Audit Tax Advisory, Arrow Electronics, Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds, Latham & Watkins LLP, and Nova Scotia Business Inc.

About the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge The MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge is the founding chapter and one of 27 worldwide chapters comprising the MIT Enterprise Forum, Inc. Offering more than 40 programs and events annually that inspire innovation, MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge initiatives facilitate critical one-on-one mentoring while providing team services that increase the skills and expertise necessary for entrepreneurs to succeed.

MITEF CONTACTS: Katja Wald MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge 617-253-8238 kwald@mit.edu Gabrielle Kondracki                                                                                         CHEN PR for MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge 781-672-3113     gkondracki@chenpr.com

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