Tonight, we unveiled the 50 on Fire, a collection of companies, CEOs, startups, and entrepreneurs that are driving the city’s innovation economy forward.
From Avant, one of Chicago’s four Unicorns, to Todd Connor, Executive Director of the The Bunker Labs, and from Catalyze, an incubator for makers, to Curiosity, an app for discovery, these people and businesses are heating up the city across a variety of industries.
To select the final 50, we announced the 150 nominees earlier this Fall and scheduled a photo shoot with all of the finalists. We then had over 20 judges select their top third in a handful of categories. At tonight’s event, we revealed the 50 on Fire via a high-octane, 15-minute video:
In the meantime, we wanted to share the winners with everyone.
Thanks to all who came out – it was an absolute blast – and congrats to the 50 on Fire and to the nominees. Enjoy…
B2B TECH Winners:
B2C TECH Winners:
Amy Francetic, CEO, Clean Energy Trust
Todd Connor, Executive Director, The Bunker
Andrea Saenz, Deputy Commissioner, Chicago Public Library
Katie Olson, Program Director, UI LABS
MARKETING & ADVERTISING Winners:
HEALTH & MEDICINE Winners:
FOOD, DINING, & DELIVERY Winners:
Thank you to everyone who attended, and to our 50 on Fire partners & sponsors, without whom this event would not be possible. Until next year!