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.”
Arts & Entertainment
Brian Appel & Mike Snow, Crash Line Productions
Debbie Cavalier, Berklee Online
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
Scott Miller, Dragon Innovation
Dave Balter, Bzzagent
Marketing & Advertising
Brian Struble, Boston Magazine
John Tlumacki, Boston Globe
Maria Stephanos, Fox 25
Healthcare & Medicine
Sports & Fitness
Hanneke Antonelli, Pilates with Hanneke
Jessica Bashelor, The Handle Bar
Dining & Retail
Garrett Harker, Proprietor Eastern Standard, The Hawthorne, Island Creek Oyster Bar, Row 34
Jeff Lahens, DressCode Boston
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!