Did you miss out on the second annualÂ New England Venture Capitol Associationâ€˜s Awards (NEVYâ€™s) ceremony Wednesday night? Donâ€™t worry, some ofIDEAâ€™s team was there and weâ€™ve got you covered.
From a Rock & Roll theme to singing â€œSweet Carolineâ€, theÂ House of BluesÂ was alive with 700 Vcs and Entrepreneurs all out to celebrate NEVCA and the winners of the 2014Â NEVYs. Executive DirectorC.A. WebbÂ invited past NEVY winners and industry professionals to hand out the 17 awards to healthcare and tech companies. Awards ranged from â€œAngle of the Yearâ€ to an â€œImpact Awardâ€, and everything in between.
The event was presented byÂ IDA IrelandÂ andÂ Johnson & Johnson Innovation CenterÂ in addition toÂ Tesla, a Special Event partner that offered free test drives to attendees. NEVCA prides itself on the fact that the NEVYs are more than an awards ceremony, they are a celebration of entrepreneurship as a whole. The night kicked off with an opportunity to network and meet the nominees, it finished off with a dance party. There was even a surprise welcome by Governor Deval Patrick.
Below are five of theÂ NEVY winners, check out the rest of them at the NEVCA website and donâ€™t forget to come out next year!
Angel of the Year:Â Walt Winshall
Fund of the Year:Â General Catalyst
Healthcare Fund of the Year:Â Flagship Ventures
Impact Award:Â Zafgen