November is an exciting time for startups. Recently named National Entrepreneur Month by President Obama, this is the time to take a step back and appreciate all the past, present, and future entrepreneurs who quite literally change how the world works. This time is especially exciting for those in Boston as the annual MassChallenge awards happen at the beginning of the month. This year, they fell on November 2 and 19 startups walked away with a total of $1.5 million in funding. If you weren’t able to make it, no need to worry as we at SPOT took notes and are here to share with you are top 5 winners.
Founded by Marius Rosenberg, Adhesys Medical has developed a surgical glue that is unlike anything used today due to its strong, flexible and biodegradable qualities.
This startup has developed a way to keep houses cooler without extra cost. This is a great win for the environment as more people can move away from wasteful services such as air conditioning.
Joulez works to help girls become more confident in science, technology, engineering, and math through blending arts/crafts with electronics. It’s time to bridge the gap between girls and the support they receive in their young years when it comes to STEM related topics.
Founded by Phil Michaels, Tembo works to bring education to 0-6 year olds by educating their parents through SMS text messages.
Whole Heart Provisions
This startup located in Allston has made veggie food fun and tasty! Stop by for a quick bowl that tastes out of this world. The best part? You’ll be making the best decision for yourself and the environment.
If you want to take a look at the other winners and participants you can do so here (I highly suggest doing so). Feeling a little inspired to join the startup community? Have an idea you want to test out? The time is now. You might just find yourself changing the world.