Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Mixin' and Minglin' for Mass Cleantech

Thanks to everyone who came out for last night’s cleantech-student mixer at Tommy Dolyle’s! What would have been just another wet September Tuesday was a great night spent on all things working and learning in Boston’s cleantech world.

In his column for the New York Times, Thomas L. Friedman offers an answer to a question on the minds of many, including cleantech execs and students alike: “What is America’s core competency and strategic advantage and how do we nurture it?” His answer: “It is our ability to attract, develop and unleash creative talent. That means men and women who invent, build and sell more goods and services that make people’s lives more productive, healthy, comfortable, secure and entertained than any other country.“

The energy last night was abuzz with men and women hungry to do just that – and it was refreshing.

Special thanks to Digital Lumens, Jon Karlen at Flybridge, the Globe’s Scott Kirsner and Jessica Townsend of Olin College for their thoughtful panel discussion. All in all it was the kind of mixing and mingling that left us feeling good and looking forward to the next one.

Videos coming soon!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

A "CHEN Slam" at the MassTLC Finalists Event

Great stuff last night at the Mass Technology Leadership Council's (MassTLC) Award Finalists Reception. Four CHEN clients were named finalists, two in multiple categories, making for a "CHEN Slam" and a lot of proud CHENers.

Congratulations to everyone nominated, and especially to the finalists! We're all looking forward to the awards gala in November, it should be a great night.

For those scoring at home, here's the full list:

--Acme Packet in the "Public Company of the Year" category
--Acme Packet CEO Andy Ory in the "Public Company CEO of the Year" category
--Boston-Power in the "Deal of the Year" category
--Boston-Power CEO Christina Lampe-Onnerud in the "Private Company CEO of the Year" category
--Digital Lumens in the "Product of the Year" category
--SpaceClaim CEO Chris Randles in the "Private Company CEO of the Year" category

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

CHEN Client Digital Lumens a WEF Tech Pioneer!

Huge congrats to our client Digital Lumens for being named a 2011 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum!

Digital Lumens joins a long list of game-changing technology companies that have received the award including two CHEN clients Boston-Power (2010) and Phase Forward (2009) and 23andMe, Google,, Mozilla, Pay Pal, Sandisk and Twitter.

Selected from more than 300 nominations, the company was recognized for its industry-first LED-based Intelligent Lighting System which reduces its industrial customers’ energy spend by up to 90 percent.

Congrats again to the Digital Lumens team -- it's an honor well-deserved.