Innovators Night 2019! Innovate@BU's Year-End Celebration


Boston University Photonics Center
8 Saint Marys Street 9th Floor
Boston, MA
United States

Friday, 26 April 2019 - 6:00pm

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Join Innovate@BU for a night to celebrate student and alumni innovation! This year-end celebration will feature the grand finale of the annual New Venture Competition, a showcase of BU-led startups and social impact projects, award presentations, and more!

  • Networking- Grab a bite to eat and meet students and alumni who are actively working on new ventures and social impact projects! Learn about the efforts and resources provided by BU's innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem, including Innovate@BU.

  • New Venture Competition Grand Finale - $64,000 is at stake for the New Venture Competition finalists! Our year-long competition comes to a close tonight. The 12 finalists (6 from each track: Tech and Social Impact) will share a one-minute pitch with the audience before the judges announce 3 cash-prize winners of each track!

  • Award Presentations & Summer Accelerator Announcement- Celebrate the winners of the faculty/staff Henry Morgan Award and Student Innovator of the Year Award, sponsored by Morse Barnes-Brown Pendleton. Plus, we'll announce the 16 BU-led teams that are accepted into the 2019 Summer Accelerator!

This event is part of Innovation Week at @BU! Check out the calendarof 30+ events happening across Boston University.


Thank you to our Student of the Year Award sponsor, Morse Barnes-Brown Pendelton.

Meet the New Venture Competition finalists! During the event, they will present one-minute pitches before the judges announce the grand prize winners.

  • Boston Afterschool Music launched a weekly music program at a K-8 in Roxbury that doesn’t provide music ed. We are looking to reach more students and add instrumental lessons, remaining a stable part of the community.

  • BRÜZD rescues excess produce that would otherwise go to waste at the farm level, and delivers them to homes in Boston for less than supermarkets charge.

  • Credyty is a student loans financing platform that aims to increase access to upper education in LATAM through Fintech solutions.

  • Healthy Gamer is an online platform helping people with video gaming addictions. We are writing a new model to treat this modern epidemic affecting 20M in the US with an addictions specialist from McLean.

  • Mæven enhances first-year college students’ academic performance by yielding gamified tutoring experiences in the academic fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Foreign Languages, and Math.

  • She Who Reads is a youth mentoring organization for young women in public high school that foster positive changes through goal setting, self-discipline, skill development, and friendship.

  • Alcancio is a 100% digital bank that allows cheap, easy and convenient access to financial tools for the unbanked and underbanked in Latin America.

  • CoCo College is a platform that exclusively connects students within their own university, where buying and selling books, TV’s, couches and more becomes a seamless interaction.

  • Interpret is an app that will use a business model similar to Uber’s to provide real-time, accurate translation services worldwide.

  • Pangissimo strives to offer consumers access to affordable surround sound entertainment by designing and manufacturing modular speakers that value sound quality, portability and accessibility.

  • Rilla is an online platform where entrepreneurs can connect with each other based on anonymous idea matching, learn how to build a new venture, and manage all new aspects of their business.

  • VERTO is a secondhand eCommerce platform that facilitates pre-owned exchanges with thorough user-vetting, flexible delivery options including same-day door to door delivery, and no commission fees.