First wave of idea submissions for HUBweek 2016 ends this Friday.

Celebrate the Boston community and innovation ecosystem by participating in HUBweek 2016. Companies and organizations interested in learning more, providing an idea, contributing a talent or expertise, or hosting an event should share their proposals by this Friday, May 20, 2016.

So far over 70 submissions have been received, ranging from musicians and podcast personalities to cutting-edge technology showcases and food and art activations. Interested in learning more about HUBweek? Discover how some of our 2015 collaborating organizations got involved:

Through participation in HUBweek 2015, Boston’s most innovative startups, non-profits, companies, and cultural organizations contributed the content, talent, and expertise that showcased this region’s strengths and helped make HUBweek’s inaugural year such a success.

Of these, 87% said that HUBweek facilitated new relationships or partnerships, 67% said HUBweek “absolutely” attracted new audiences, and 82% plan on participating in HUBweek 2016. Here’s a sampling of some of the incredible programming our collaborators provided last year.

UberMENTOR

HUBweek & Uber partnered to bring free advice on wheels to Greater Boston through the first-ever UberMENTOR. With over a dozen founders, investors and business leaders serving as mentors, mentees had a chance to request a 15 minute ride to connect, seek advice, and share their idea.

Inside Kendall Square

HUBweek & the Kendall Square Association invited 20+ collaborating organizations to build a day full of creative programming that included a digital health fair, a dialogue between an artist and scientist on beauty, a jellyfish block party, and much more.

Celebrate Boston

The MITX Future Leaders Group convened 30+ local tech companies, non-profit organizations and startups to take over WeWork South Station. Participating companies used creative and interactive tactics to showcase their company, culture, and ideas and welcomed 2,000 attendees throughout the night.

Converse Rubber Tracks Jamathon/Hackathon

Converse and Indaba hosted an all day hackathon/jamathon. Developers built new applications utilizing the Converse Rubber Tracks Sample Library API, while musicians rotated through recording sessions in the Converse Rubber Tracks Studio to create a new collaborative danceworthy track, “I Don’t Wanna,” by producer Obey City.

Reach new audiences, create valuable partnerships, and celebrate the innovation and creativity of the Boston area by sharing how you’ll join other inspiring organizations in beating the drum for Boston at HUBweek.org

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