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20 Finalists have been selected for SBANE’s 2017 New England Innovation Awards Program

Monday, April 10, 2017  

Waltham, MA, April 6, 2017 – The Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE) has announced the 20 Finalists for this year’s New England Innovation Awards. 

64 Judges met with the 194 nominated companies, from all six New England states, during Phase 1 of the competition on March 28th, 2017 at Bentley University in Waltham. From there, they narrowed it down to 20 finalists in two different categories. The finalists are:

Not for Profit Finalists

  • XenoTherapeutics, Inc. 
  •  Our Generation Speaks 
  •  Resilient Coders 
  •  Microbiome Health Research Institute, Inc. 
  •  Boston Public Market Association, Inc.

For Profit Finalists

  • Skyword 
  •  EZcater 
  •  NVBots 
  •  SoClean, Inc. 
  •  Spindrift Beverage Co. 
  •  NeuroMetrix Fiber Materials Inc. 
  •  Yogibo LLC 
  •  VocaliD 
  •  AquaFresco 
  •  Breegi Scientific
  •  Histogenics Corporation 
  •  Hydroswarm 
  •  Visible Good Inc. 
  •  Pixm, Inc.

The 20 finalists will compete in Phase 2 of the competition on April 13th, 2017 where they will have 3 minutes to present their innovation to the entire panel of judges, Board members, Partners and other invited guests.

Eight winners will be announced at the “Evening of Innovation” Gala on May 11th, 2017.

Innovation Award winners are entered into the SBANE “Circle of Excellence” where they join companies such as iRobot, Staples, Boston Duck Tours, HubSpot and Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc along with 209 other past winners in a variety of industries. Receiving an Innovation Award provides lasting acknowledgment of a company’s innovative heritage and recognition from SBANE’s nationally acclaimed partners and sponsors.

For more information about the Innovation Awards, including how to attend these exciting events, please visit or call SBANE’s main office at 781-890-9070.

Contact: Susan Barber, Vice President of Operations and General Manager, SBANE,, 781-890-9070 ex 236