Electric Car Charging Company, SparkCharge, Wins $1 Million Grand Prize at Startup Competition

MBBP client SparkCharge won a $1 million grand prize at this year's 43North startup competition in Buffalo, NY. SparkCharge developed portable charging solutions for electric vehicles, ending range anxiety for electric car owners. This year's 43North competition had 485 applicants, with 10 startups ultimately pitching at the finals. With the earnings, it plans to hire more …

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Heuresis Selected by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to Provide Handheld X-Ray Imagers

MBBP client Heuresis Corporation has been awarded a five-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to provide handheld reflective x-ray imagers, with a value of up to $28.8 million. The HBI-120 x-ray imagers enable law enforcement and security professionals to perform narcotics interdiction and threat detection missions better, …

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Design Mentor, Inc. Awarded Grant at Children’s National Pediatric Device Symposium

At the Children's National 6th Annual Pediatric Device Symposium, MBBP client Design Mentor, Inc. was awarded a $25,000 grant for presenting its innovative medical device, VentriFlo, that addresses significant unmet needs in pediatric healthcare at the "Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!" competition. VentriFlo is an extracorporeal blood pump for short-term cardiopulmonary support of …

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Sully’s Brand Teams Up with Target to Design Boston T-Shirts

Peabody-based apparel company and MBBP client Sully's Brand is teaming up with Target to design Boston-themed t-shirts. After Target previously had to pull Boston t-shirts from stores due to errors, Chris Wrenn, the founder of Sully's Brand, reached out to Target and suggested it use a local designer to assist with the Boston shirts. Target agreed …

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ProdPerfect Accepted into Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator Program in NYC

MBBP client ProdPerfect was accepted into the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA), located in New York City. The ERA provides accepted companies with a four month intensive program that helps early-stage companies rapidly progress into viable and venture-scalable businesses. It is New York City's largest accelerator program and has a mentor network of 400+ expert investors, technologists, …

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Life Sciences Vector Newsletter, Spring 2018

Our Life Sciences team has published the Spring 2018 edition of its Vector newsletter. Below you will find brief descriptions of the news and articles included in the publication. Read the full newsletter for more information. JOSEPH HUNT AND DANIEL BLANCHARD JOIN FIRM IN TAX AND CORPORATE PRACTICE GROUPS A member of the Firm’s Corporate and Tax Practice Groups, …

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Mediakix Named 2018 Shorty Award Finalist for Best Influencer & Celebrity YouTube Campaign & Gaming

MBBP client Mediakix has been named a finalist for the 2018 Shorty Awards. The Shorty Awards is an annual competition that celebrates the web's best social media content by recognizing influencers, brands, and organizations that create such content. Mediakix is nominated with Next Games, a mobile gaming company, for their marketing campaign surrounding Next Games' …

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Verdeva Signs Deal with E-ZPass to Test Automatic Payments

MBBP client Verdeva, Inc. has partnered with E-ZPass to test automatic payments with E-ZPass toll transponders in a new service called PayByCar. The service will allow E-ZPass users to pay for goods and services at participating businesses with a separate payment account linked to their transponder. Verdeva's deal with E-ZPass is for a one-year pilot …

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Valeritas Featured on Fox Business Network’s Top Morning Show

Fox Business Network's show "Mornings with Maria" featured firm client Valeritas Holdings, Inc. In the segment, Valeritas CEO John Timberlake discussed the V-Go daily insulin delivery device, which is the only such device worn as a patch, and is meant to make life easier for those with Type 2 diabetes. John Timberlake was joined by Joe …

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Privy Announces Two Major Company Milestones

MBBP client Privy announced two milestones for the company. First, with assistance from MBBP, Privy closed over $2 million in new funding from angels, Accomplice, and Kiwi Ventures. Second, Privy now serves over 200,000 small and medium ecommerce businesses in over 180 countries. Privy is a marketing platform that empowers marketers to build more customer …

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