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20 Finalists have been selected for 2018 New England Innovation Awards Program

Friday, April 6, 2018   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Susan Barber


Waltham, MA, April 6, 2018 – New England Business Association, formerly the Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE), has announced the 20 Finalists for this year’s New England Innovation Awards. 

59 Judges met with the 213 nominated companies, from five New England states, during Phase 1 of the competition on March 22nd, 2018 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

  • MassRobotics, Inc.

  • Rhode Island Quality Institute

  • Social Finance

  • XenoTherapeutics Inc.

    Y2Y Network

For Profit Finalists

  • Battery Resourcers

  • Carbon Sports, LLC

  • Etiometry

  • Fluid-Screen, Inc.

  • Heuresis Corporation

  • Inque

  • Kyruus

  • Legionarius, LLC

  • LiquiGlide

  • Lovepop

  • Minus the Moo (Re-branding to Beckon Ice Cream


  • Protein Matrix

  • SoundGuard

  • Treasure Socks

The 20 finalists will compete in Phase 2 of the competition on April 12th, 2018 where they will have 4 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 10th, 2018.

Innovation Award winners are entered into the New England Business Association’s “Circle of Excellence” where they join companies such as iRobot, Staples, Boston Duck Tours, HubSpot and Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc along with over 200 past winners in a variety of industries. Receiving an Innovation Award provides lasting acknowledgment of a company’s innovative heritage and recognition from the association’s nationally acclaimed partners and sponsors.

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

Contact: Susan Barber, Vice President of Operations and General Manager, New England Business Association,, 781-890-9070 ex 236


Davideo Company says...
Posted Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Congratulations to all of the finalists and good luck in the next phase!