The Big One
A breakdown on the day’s biggest Inno story.
Dylan: Last night we announced this year’s 50 on Fire winners, who represent the biggest movers and shakers in the city’s innovation economy. We also introduced something new, the Inno Blazers category, for which a panel of judges selected 11 companies and individuals out of the 50 winners to honor the trailblazers in the Hub’s innovation scene. And yes, that means they actually won blazers.
The winners represent a wide range of industries, professions, and causes in Greater Boston, from 3D printing and wearables to online pharmacies and organizations that seek to boost minority talent. Many of them have made big headlines this year, including Cybereason, which raised a $100M funding round from SoftBank. There are also winners that are still early in their efforts to boost Boston’s innovation ecosystem but have already demonstrated major potential.
Among the winners this year are Hack.Diversity, Ric Fulop of Desktop Metal, MiniLuxe, Indigo Agriculture, David Chang and the Babson Summer Venture Program, Nick Dougherty of PULSE@MassChallenge, Kim Darling of HubSpot’s INBOUND, Katie Rae of The Engine, WHOOP, Placester, and CloudHealth Technologies. Thanks to everyone who came out to the Revere Hotel last night, and we hope to see you again next year. Read more: Introducing BostInno’s 50 on Fire Winners for 2017