A spectacular crowd, a spectacular night.

Last night, we discovered what happens when over 1,000 of Boston’s best come together to mark a year in innovation: one electrifying evening none of us will soon forget.

We are still basking in the glow of last night’s 50 on Fire. From the moment the doors opened until last call at the After Party, the celebration was nonstop. The night was free of the usual stuffy awards pomp as inspiring figures across all industries hit the Moakley Courthouse, meeting and mingling, drinking and dancing.

Of course, the highlight of the evening was crowning the new “50 on Fire.” The winners were revealed in a captivating video created by Jamtron, featuring stunning photos from Michael Piazza. Guest watched with anticipation as our city’s most notable gamechangers, visionaries, and industry leaders flashed onscreen. The room with exploded with cheers and applause as we toasted the extraordinary companies and individuals igniting Boston’s innovative spirit

For those who couldn’t make it to 50 on Fire, you’re likely burning with curiousity wondering who scored last night’s top prize. Without further ado, here are the newly crowned “50 on Fire.”

BostInno’s 50 on Fire 2013 Winner’s Video from Streetwise Media on Vimeo.


Analogue Studio


District Hall

Fresh Tilled Soil


Arts & Entertainment

Rhett Price

Institute of Contemporary Art

Huntington Theatre Company

Rose Kennedy Greenway

Brian Appel & Mike Snow, Crash Line Productions


Debbie Cavalier, Berklee Online

Olin College 

Bill Aulet, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurshin

Gordon Jones, Harvard Innovation Lab

Joi Ito, MIT Media Lab


Bijan Sabet, Spark Capital


Jeremy Allaire, Circle Internet Financial

Charles River Ventures

Terrible Labs



Visible Measures

Scott Miller, Dragon Innovation

Dave Balter, Bzzagent

Marketing & Advertising

Brand Networks






Brian Struble, Boston Magazine

John Tlumacki, Boston Globe

Matt Siegel, Matty in the Morning Show, Kiss 108

98.5 The Sports Hub

Maria Stephanos, Fox 25

Healthcare & Medicine


Vertex Pharmaceuticals 


Foundation Medicine


Sports & Fitness

Boston Red Sox

Hanneke Antonelli, Pilates with Hanneke


Jessica Bashelor, The Handle Bar

November Project

Dining & Retail

jm Curley

Garrett Harker, Proprietor Eastern Standard, The Hawthorne, Island Creek Oyster Bar, Row 34

Jeff Lahens, DressCode Boston

Mei Mei Street Kitchen

Ministry of Supply

Photographer Michael Piazza‘s sleek photos of the winners and finalists will be available soon for purchase. Stay tuned for more information.

50 on Fire was everything we envisioned and more thanks to our incredible sponsors. Thank you Babson College, Racepoint Group, Hailo, Jamtron, 90+ Cellars, Gemvara, ViewDo Labs, Heineken, Cassidy Turley, Deep Eddy Vodka, Mammoth Media, Turnstone, and Moontoast.

Watch for more photos and videos recapping the event of the year. See you at 50 on Fire 2014!