On Tuesday, November 5, 2019, SecondMuse hosted the first-ever M-Corps Dinner & Awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of Cohort 1, and our beloved mentors from the program’s first year. Hosted at Essex Market in the Lower East Side, the evening created an intimate setting for startups joining Cohort 2, new mentors, and program partners, to enjoy amazing food, lots of laughter, and mini 3D prints of Shelby Thompson, the M-Corps Manufacturing Manager (and MC!).

With locally sourced food from vendors located within the Essex Market – including salads from Ni Japanese, meat & cheese boards from Valley Shepherd Creamery, and vegetarian lasagna from Mille Nonne – this dinner could not be more farm-to-table! And right in line with the cleantech programming M-Corps is all about!

See below for images from the evening taken by Mario Ruben.

Group Photo is a Success! Cohort 1 & 2, Mentors, Partners, and the SecondMuse Team!

Valley Shepherd Creamery

Ni Japanese Deli

Mille Nonne

Don Ceviche

Dinner is Served!

Greg lovingly surveying the lasagna.

JC Jung of Tarform Motorcycles, Katey Metzroth of SecondMuse, Miquela Craytorof NYC Small Business Services, and Greg Spielberg of SecondMuse.

Iana Aranda of ASME, Mariela Machado & Jana Melpolder of Engineering 4 Change.

Stacey Weismiller of SecondMuse setting the bar for a good time!

Shelby Thompson MCing the Awards Ceremony.

The Award – Mini Shelby!

Travis Kuster of Frio accepts the (pocket-sized) award for Best Roadmap Progress.

Suma Reddy of Farmshelf accepts the award for Most Manufacturing Progress.

Alex Babish and Adrian Logan of Nuravine accept the award for Best Peer-to-Peer Support.

Mike Kuhl of Unique Electric Solutions accepts the award for Most Upstate Engagement.

Tara Stand accepts the award for MVM – Most Valuable Mentor – a tie with Michael Lobsinger (pictured below).

Michael Lobsinger accepts the award for MVM – Most Valuable Mentor – a tie with Tara Stand (pictured above).

Annette Brenner accepts the award for Advisory Board Member & Mentor of the Year (tied with Peter Russo, not pictured).

Heidi Anderson accepts the award for the (1st Annual) Sir Elton John Culture Award.

Erica Iannotti accepts the award for Best Client to close our event.