Over 50 finalists showed up to Monday night’s MITX Innovation Awards, along with a crowd of marketers, startup companies and investors. And from those 50, judges selected winners, along with a crowd favorite.
Social advertising platform Nanigans took home the top honor, selected by the judges for the Best of Show award. Sookbox, a server and software framework for streaming home media, took the Peoples’ Choice Award by a large margin. Akamai’s co-founder and CEO Tom Leighton was inducted into the MITX Hall of Fame.
The show was hosted by economist and speaker Jodi Beggs, who opened the evening with the economic justification for entrepreneurship, the Schumpeterian idea of creative destruction that we commonly call innovation. All the winners are included below.
Best Doing Good Innovation: MyEnergy
Innovation From a Bootstrapped Startup: Greenbean Recycle
Best B2B Innovation (External Impact): Skyword
Best B2B Innovation (Internal): Ayantek
Best E-Commerce Innovation: Smart Lunches
Best Consumer Tech That Makes Life Easier: SavingStar
Best Customer Demand Driver: Postwire
Best Digital Innovation From Large Enterprises: Merchant Warehouse
Most Innovative Mobile App: Cloze
Mobile Enterprise Mobile Solution: Crashlytics
2013 Hall of Fame: Dr. Tom Leighton, Akamai
Best User Experience: Truefit
Most Insightful Big Data & Analytics Innovation: uTest Applause
Most Innovatice Ad Technology: SessionM
Most Innovative Digital Creative: BoomWriter
Best in Show: Nanigans
Visionary Award: OPENPediatrics
Peoples’ Choice: Sookbox