KG: Once a year, we task ourselves with the job of highlighting the most impactful group of individuals and companies in Boston tech and innovation. Not an easy task, given the fact that Boston is stacked with talent. We have an abundance of thinkers, drinkers, dreamers, students, entrepreneurs, yo-pros, doctors, engineers and more. Thankfully, our editorial team, a committee of judges and your nominations makes it much easier to determine who has been on “fire” in 2017. For our sixth year of 50 on Fire, we have received, far and beyond the most nominations ever.
This year’s 150 finalists are broken up into 11 categories: civic/social impact, design, food and drink, education, retail/ecommerce, health and medicine, marketing and advertising, professional services, sports and fitness, investment, and technology.
Our judges have until the end of October to pick the winners, which we’ll reveal via a video announcement (not via self-indulgent speeches). See you all at 50 on Fire at the Revere Hotel, Liberty Hall, on November 9th. Tickets are on sale now. Buy tickets here.
Dylan: For the sake of not making this newsletter super long, we won’t list all 150 finalists here, but we will tease a few of them: Mohamad Ali of Carbonite, Stephan Schambach of NewStore, Bevi, Bobbie Carlton of Mass Innovation Nights, Jody Rose of New England Venture Capital Association and WHOOP. Read more: Meet the 150 Finalists for 2017’s 50 on Fire