Boston New Technology: August 2013 Product Showcase #BNT32

Free event! Come learn about 7 innovative and exciting technology products and network with the Boston/Cambridge startup community! Each presenter gets 5 minutes for product demonstration and 5 minutes for Q&A. Please follow @BostonNewTech and use the #BNT32 hashtag in social media posts: details here.

Products & Presenters:

1. Cloze / @Cloze - Noise-canceling inbox for email and social media (mobile apps) (Alex Cote & Dan Foody / @AlexCote). Tech: iOS, HTML5, jQuery, node.js, Cassandra.

2. Cognii / @Cognii - New assessment technology evaluates essay-type answers for online learning (Dee Kanejiya & Radek Janowski). Tech: Natural Language Processing, Ruby on Rails.

3. JamHub Corporation / @JamHub - Tools and marketplace make it easy for musicians worldwide to collaborate, record, edit and share music (Steve Skillings).

4. 3-Spark / @3SparkLLC - Next generation 3D Printer EELA builds components with sensors, electronics, and interconnects (Rich Ranky). Tech: Arduino, Plastic 3D printing.

5. Virtual Nurse / @VNurses - Real-time video-based health education with real nurses that can be used anytime, anywhere. (Kalyan Kalwa / @KalyanKalwa) Tech: PHP, Linux, My SQL, HTML, CSS.

6. Tokutek / @Tokutek - TokuMX is an open source storage engine for MongoDB that increases big data performance with compression, transactions and no fragmentation (Tim Callaghan / @TMCallaghan). Tech: fractal tree indexes.


6:00 - 7:00 - Networking and dinner

7:00 to 7:10 - Announcements

7:10 to 8:30 - Presentations, Q&A

8:30 to 9:00 - More Networking

9:00 - Gather at The Whiskey Priest at 150 Northern Ave, about 2 blocks east of MassChallenge.






Sidecar, a new on-demand ridesharing app, is offering $10 off rides to our August event to new riders! If you've never tried Sidecar, here's your chance! Just download the app here and load the promo code NEWTECH into your account! Sidecar’s smartphone app matches everyday people in their own car with people nearby for shared rides. It’s a fast, safe and fun way to get around the city, meet new people and keep extra cars off the road. Sit in the front seat, chat with your driver and maybe even choose the music or charge your phone. Share a ride with someone awesome - download the app and catch a ride! Follow @SidecarBOS and like them on facebook.


Tokutek is a storage engine company that delivers 21st Century capabilities to the leading open source data management platforms. Tokutek applies patented Fractal Tree™ Indexing to increase performance, decrease database size, and minimize downtime.  As a result, Tokutek allows you to build a new class of applications that can handle unprecedented amounts of incoming data, and scale to handle the data of tomorrow. The company is headquartered in Lexington, MA, and has offices in New York, NY. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @Tokutek.

Venue Sponsor:

MassChallenge is the largest-ever startup accelerator and competition, and the first to support high-impact, early-stage entrepreneurs with no strings attached. Get involved as a judge, mentor, speaker, sponsor or volunteer! Follow @MassChallenage and like them on facebook.


Directions & Parking:

Public Transportation: MassChallenge is in the ONE Marina Park Drive building on Northern Avenue, one block north of the MBTA Silver line Courthouse Station. You can also walk there in 15 minutes from the MBTA Red line South Station. Walk north along the greenway on Atlantic Ave and take the 3rd right onto Northern Ave. ONE Marina park is 2 blocks up on the left.

Driving directions: Use this Google Map. There are parking meters along Northern Ave, Congress St, Seaport Blvd, E Service Rd and Boston Wharf Rd and two open-air parking lots just south of the building (along E Service Rd), which charge $14-15 for the evening.


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  • Brad D.

    Hi everyone, the videos from the presentations are on BNT Youtube channel.
    Here is the playlist:

    1 · August 27, 2013

  • Ravi R.

    Very well organized guys. Alex your time control was great.

    2 · August 22, 2013

    • Alex S.

      Thanks! Try to be gentle.

      August 22, 2013

  • Patent Attorney W A.M. M.

    Great companies

    2 · August 22, 2013

  • Don S.

    Great event tonight. Thanks

    August 21, 2013

    • Alex S.

      Glad you enjoyed. How do you like the Google glasses?

      1 · August 22, 2013

    • Don S.

      Love every moment with Glass. It has changed how I see and interact with the world, for the better.

      1 · August 22, 2013

  • Nish M.

    Good job, guys. Interesting set of companies and I always enjoy getting out to MassChallenge. I just started running biz dev @ Intrepid Pursuits and I'll be attending a lot more of these. So hopefully I'll be able to meet you guys at a future event.

    August 21, 2013

    • Alex S.

      Let me know if you might be interested in presenting or sponsoring. Always looking to get more people involved.

      August 22, 2013

  • Greg H.

    Really enjoyed my first ever Boston New Tech meetup. Looking forward to more.

    2 · August 22, 2013

    • Alex S.

      Glad you enjoyed. See you in September.

      August 22, 2013

  • Tim C.

    Nice to meet so many of you. Shrinking my usual presentation to 5 minutes was a fun challenge, I hope it was useful to the attendees. Please contact me if you'd like to learn more about our products, or even if you just want general advice about choosing a database.

    3 · August 22, 2013

  • Matt K.

    Had a great time. Met some awesome people.

    1 · August 21, 2013

  • Jean M.

    Great event tonight. Can't wait for your next one next month. Met some great people.

    2 · August 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We are downstairs

    August 21, 2013

    • Alex S.

      We are sending someone down now.

      August 21, 2013

  • James G.

    Im an electronic engineering student, very interested in attending this showcase

    August 21, 2013

  • Jonathan D.

    I am a member of Virtual Nurse

    August 21, 2013

  • Chris R.

    Splashscore had to cancel their participation. We hope to bring them back next month. Sorry.

    August 21, 2013

    • Larry K.

      Would you like a replacement?

      August 21, 2013

  • Matt K.

    Director, Business Development of VirtualNurse

    August 21, 2013


    Looks like I have to stay late at work. Don't think I can make it. Hopefully someone else can get this spot

    August 21, 2013

  • Ethan G.

    Unfortunately a conflict came up last minute. I'll catch the next one for sure!

    August 21, 2013

  • Li Z.

    Looking forward to this event!

    August 21, 2013

  • Chris R.

    Folks, sponsor Sidecar, a new on-demand ridesharing app, is offering $10 off rides to our August event to new riders! Download the app here: and load the promo code NEWTECH into your account!

    August 20, 2013

  • Steve

    I'm a mechanical engineer working in the field of 3D Printing. I would be very interested in learning more about all 7 products, and particularly 3-Spark.

    August 19, 2013

  • Sean E.

    M.Fin | MBA looking for new career opportunities

    August 19, 2013

  • Tim C.

    I'm presenting.

    August 19, 2013

  • Ravi R.

    I would like to learn more on new Technology

    August 16, 2013

  • Stephen D.

    Have to bail.

    August 14, 2013

  • Shibu B.

    Hello, I am interested in attending.

    August 9, 2013

  • Mary E. H.

    Looks like fun, thx!

    August 8, 2013

  • Les C.

    Looking forward to my first Tech meet up in Boston having relocated from initially London UK and more recently New York.

    August 8, 2013

  • Chris R.

    We have added Splashscore to the lineup, as well as Directions & Parking info. Please check out all the products and come with some great questions.

    August 8, 2013

  • Jean M.

    Excited for this event!

    August 5, 2013

  • Robert A.

    Chris runs great event s and this looks like no exception. Also look forward to promoting our Sept 3 kickoff meeting of ENET Boston, on Launching successful companies.

    August 5, 2013

  • Dave H.

    CEO & Co-Founder at Kona DataSearch, Advanced Search for

    August 5, 2013

  • Leland

    Looking forward to it!

    August 4, 2013

  • Farzad

    will be out of town

    July 31, 2013

  • Jarrod S.

    Looking forward to meeting everyone at MassChallenge! Feel free to introduce yourself beforehand by reaching out to me on LinkedIn or by email ([masked])

    July 30, 2013

  • Alpha L.

    This is our first Boston New Tech Meetup and we’re looking forward to meeting everyone.

    2 · July 22, 2013

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