The Massachusetts Innovation Network has named Shiki Wrap a finalist for The Eddies, formerly the New England Innovation Awards. In a press release announcing the new name and logo, Sophia Kambanis, Executive Director of Massachusetts Innovation Network said “Building on our 36-year-history and dedication to supporting and recognizing innovative startups, we emphasize our commitment to provide the highest quality of support services to our cohorts, past, present and future. The rebranding brings us to a new age and signals our evolution to address the increased demand of a post-covid innovation explosion. More than ever, we affirm our unwavering commitment to offer an individualized approach to nurturing, honoring and propelling cutting-edge technologies and revolutionary problem solvers.”
Twenty-nine independent judges comprised of innovators, entrepreneurs, professionals, academics and business leaders undertook the task of assessing the innovation entries and selecting the finalists, out of highly qualified pool of 119 applicants, representing 5 New England states (Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire). The top-three scoring innovators in each category were chosen to move on to The Eddies Innovation Showcase, the final and live phase of the competition where finalists exhibit their innovations, deliver a final 3-minute pitch, and answer questions about their technologies.
We are honored to be a part of a community that has helped to catapult startups and young companies to to national and international success.