Last night in front of a packed crowd at the Westin Waterfront, MITX recognized some of Boston’s finest companies for their hard work and determination as being top innovators in this city. As you recall new this year MITX has re-branded their popular Technology Awards to encompass all innovation here in Boston — not just in technology — to the MITX Innovation Awards. With award categories like Best “Doing Good” Innovation, Best Bootstrapped Start-Up, Innovative Business Model and Angel of the Year, MITX is recognizing the best and brightest in all of New England whether you are high tech or not.

Complete with a live band, open bar and creative noodle bar the MITX awards were a great social gathering in addition to an award show. Among the winners listed below, Gail Goodman CEO of Constant Contact was inducted into the MITX Innovation Hall of Fame.

“The Winners of the MITX Innovation Awards are some of the most forward-thinking companies representing the great minds and tireless work of our community,” said Debi Kleiman, president of MITX. “MITX is proud to recognize the amazing people who are making the innovation economy thrive in New England.”

The 2011 MITX Innovation Award Winners are:

Best “Doing Good” Innovation

Best Ad Decision Making Tool

Best Bootstrapped Start-Up

Best Business Operations Simplifier

Best Commerce Game Changer

Best Consumer Tech that Makes Life Easier

Best Customer Engagement Driver

Best Mobile Solution

Best Use of Gamification

Best User Experience

Most Insightful: Analytics and Business Intelligence

Best Sector Impact

Angel of the Year

  • Katie Rae

Best Innovative Go To Market Strategy

Venture Capitalist of the Year

  • Dina Routhier

Best Innovative Business Model

PWC Promise Awards

The MITX Innovation Awards is sponsored by Digitas, Isobar, Atom Group, DLA Piper,
PricewaterhouseCoopers, BostInnovation, and Metropolis Creative.