DC Inno’s 50 on Fire identifies the hottest companies, organizations and people across a variety of categories, all operating within and around the city’s innovation economy. You can check out all of our previous 50 winners, starting in 2013, here.

In years passed, we announced a list of 150 finalists and, later, shared the 50 on Fire list at a big party. It was great, but following that big reveal, we immediately transitioned to end-of-year stories and topics.

So, in order to spend a little more time with the final 50 and truly spotlight the people and businesses that are heating up D.C.’s ecosystem, we’re doing things a little differently.

Today, we’re announcing the 50 on Fire nominees. This is a list of all the companies and individuals that were nominated over the past few months in 10 categories – Community, Design, Education, Government & Advocacy, Healthcare & Medicine, Investment, Lifestyle, Marketing & Advertising, Technology and Inno Picks. Congratulations to the 200+ nominees as someone thinks you’re special and on fire.

On Monday, we will post the 50 on Fire winners, chosen by DC Inno from this nominee list and our own internal nominations. Then over the next couple of weeks, you’ll see profiles, stories and more about a handful of these fast-moving companies. Once we announce the 50 on Fire winners we will invite each winner to an exclusive photoshoot on September 21 at WeWork White House.

By unveiling the 50 next week and gathering everyone at the event, we allow for the community as a whole to celebrate those that are driving D.C. forward. We invite you and your team, friends, family, finalists and nominees – and anyone that’s interested or invested in D.C. startups – to join us at a big party stocked with tasty bites, cocktails, craft beer in November.

At the event, we’ll toast the 50 and, because we love a big reveal, announce the 10 people and companies, one from each category, that a panel of esteemed judges have selected as the Inno Blazers (AKA category winners). Like with our previous 50 of Fires, the 10 Blazers will be unveiled via a video live at the event. Get tickets here.

Now, here are all the 2017 50 on Fire nominees! See you back on Monday to announce the 50 on Fire winners.

Community
Bethany Kazaba, Neighborhood Retail Group
Black Girl Vision
Blah Blah
Blerdcon
Brian Park, Startup Grind DC & Fishbowl Labs
Svetlana Legetic, BrightestYoungThings
Capitol Post
Catalogue for Philanthropy
Esra Ozturk, Arzo
Goodworld
Higher Logic
Jeff Edelstein, Roadside Development, LLC
Leslie Tita, I/O SPACES
Nest DC
Rebecca Yarbrough, Offline Society
SEED SPOT
Steven A. Rodriguez, SUEGO
The Mentor Method

Design
//3877
A Creative DC
Aleberry
Appointed
Cherry Blossom Creative
No Kings Collective
PN Hoffman
SWATCHROOM
Wingate Hughes

Education
Byte Back
College to Congress
David J. Miller, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (School of Business)
Echo360
EVERFI, Inc.
General Assembly
InnovatorsBox
Julia Alexander, ExecOnline
Katie Blot, Blackboard Inc.
Real Time Cases
Seth Andrew, Democrarcy Builders
Shanaz Chowdhery, General Assembly
Tonio DeSorrento, Vemo Education
Vadim Polikov, Legends of Learning

Government & Advocacy
Archana Vemulapalli, District’s Chief Technology Officer
Audrey Henson, College to Congress
Bryan Fratkin, SparkInfluence
Chris Ahn, Echelon Economic Development
Rachel DeCoste & Melissa Medina, Congressional App Challenge
Crowdskout
G. Nagesh Rao, US Small Business Administration
Joshua Habursky, Grassroots Professional Network
Michael D. Gallagher, Entertainment Software Association
Phone2Action
Quorum
Sara Adland, Planned Parenthood
Vanessa Wagner, Loudoun Economic Development

Healthcare & Medicine
Avizia
Binary Fountain
GetWellNetwork
Hua Wang, SmartBridge Health
King John Pascual, 2016-2017 Health for America at MedStar Health Fellow
Kitcheck
Meghan Gaffney Buck, VEDA Data Solutions
OnePath Medical
Qore Peforemance

Investment
Geoff Willard, Cooley
DataTribe
Gordon J. Bernhardt, Bernhardt Wealth Management
humble ventures
Jen O’Daniel, CIT GAP Funds
Julia Taxin, Grotech Ventures
Katherine, Kiewel, 1776Ventures
Riverbend Capital
Strategic Cyber Ventures

Lifestyle
&pizza
Aslin Beer Co.
cava
cove
DCanter
Mason Dixie Biscuit Co.
Pineapple DC
Reghe Ojaide, Reserve King
Republic Restoratives
Shop The City
theCut
ThinkFoodGroup
True Made Foods
Union Market
Why Hotel

Marketing & Advertising
AJ Meyer, GoKart Labs
BrandLinkDC
Erik Requidan, Intermarkets
Gabriel Marketing Group
iStrategy Labs
Knucklepuck
LaRhonda Burley, Washington Redskins
Liz Sara, Best Marketing LLC
Morning Consult
RedPeg Marketing
SpeakerBox Communications
TrackMaven

Technology
540.co
9Lenses
AJ Jaghori, Solebrity
Alarm.com
Alfresco Software, Inc.
Angel Rich, Wealthy Life
Appian
Aquicore
Bill Cronin, Xometry
BluestoneLogic
Brazen Technologies, Inc.
Brian Ballard, Upskill
Bryson Bort, Grimm
Canvas
Chip Moldenhauer, LawIQ
ChurnZero, Inc
CirrusWorks
Contactually
Debx
Dedrone
Desiree Dickerson, Atlas Research
Distil Networks
DMI
Dragos
Emily Dresner, Upside Travel
EndlessMoves
EnVeil
Eastbanc Technologies
FranConnect
Goodshuffle
Graphus, Inc
Grimm
Hatch
ID.me
Justin Fishkin, Local Motors
Kelly O’Malley, ShoporNot
Lisa Cuesta, NextGen Venture Partners
Matt McNabb, Native
Medallia
Michael Avon, ICX Media
Mike Donovan, Aquicore
Mobile Posse
mProve Health
Native
Optoro
Pair Inc.
Park My Cloud
Paul Murskov, HireKeep
PeaceTech Accelerator
Pockitship
Priyanka Komala, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Radius Networks
Roboteam, Inc.
Rooam
Ryan Owens, WeddingWire
Senseware
Sergei Dubograev, Pinxter Inc.
Shahar Abuhazira, Roboteam Inc.
Social Driver
Social Tables
SoFarSounds
Spotluck
Stephen McCarney, OPAQ Networks
Surefire Local
Taoti Creative
TargetSmart LLC
ThreatConnect
TransitScreen
Upside Travel
Upskill
VideoBlocks
Virgil Security, Inc.
WeddingWire
Xometry
YoloData
You Mon, Tsang, ChurnZero

Inno Picks
1776
4stay
Alireza Khaligh, University of Maryland, College Park
Alyssa Thomas, The Data Incubator
Ashley Stafford, Elevated Events Group
Cut Seven
Elizabeth Lindsey, Byte Back
Febin Bellamy, Unsung Heroes
Fors Marsh Group, LLC
FS Card Inc.
Jason Fudin, WhyHotel
Jessica Bell, The Washington Post
Jodie W. McLean, EDENS
Marla Blow, FS Card Inc.
Mobee
MoDev
PeaceTech Lab
Perianne Boring, Chamber of Digital Commerce
Petly, Inc.
Rachel Adler, Fairfax County Economic Development
Rachel Kramer, Wildlife Conservation & TRAFFIC, World Wildlife Fund
REQWIN
Rina Shah, Run with Rina
Roadside Development
SharedWorkshop
Shawn Dolley, Cloudera
Squash On Fire
Steve Kaplan, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
TuitionCoin
Up Top Acres