Sponsored by the Legislative Biotech Caucus and hosted by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, MITX, and other local organizations, Innovation Day at the State House will be held tomorrow, October 15th, from 10am to 12:30pm in the Great Hall. The event will garner participation from a variety of tech industries, including the game industry. From the organizers:

We are pleased to present a day of innovation, education, and celebration of the venture-backed innovation community. Innovation Day is an opportunity for legislators and their staff to have hands on interaction with venture-backed companies and the venture community that supports this vital part of the Massachusetts economy. Please join us for the any or all of panel and showcase. 


Innovation Company Showcase Opens

Welcoming Remarks (Sec. Greg Bialecki, Housing & Economic Development; Sen. Karen Spilka; Rep. Mike Rodrigues)


Panel: Innovation Under the Big Tent: Cool MA CEOs and the Cool-Headed VCs That Back the Innovation Stars of the Commonwealth (rapid fire Q&A with audience participation)

Moderator: Scott Kirsner, Boston Globe, confirmed
Michael Greeley, Flybridge Capital Partners and Chairman, NEVCA
Carl Stjernfeldt, Castile Ventures
Amir Nashat, Polaris Ventures
Eran Egozy, co-founder, Harmonix (the makers of Rock Band) in Cambridge
Ellen Rubin, Founder, CloudSwitch in Southboro
Don Young, President & CEO, Aspen Aerogels in Northborough
Scott Savitz, CEO, Shoebuy.com in Boston
Jim Luchese, CEO, EchoNest in Somerville 

11:15 AM  

Company Showcase Resumes (CEO, VC, Legislator Networking, Q&A)

Company Showcase Participants will include:

Harmonix Music Systems- Cambridge

Turbine, Inc.- Westwood 



Aspen Aerogels-Northborough

Ze-Gen- Boston     
Trophos Energy-Watertown


Envista Corp.-Beverly 

Rapid Micro Biosystems-Bedford 


NuOrtho-Fall River

The MTLC Robotics Cluster-Burlington 


Concert Pharmaceuticals-Lexington