50 on Fire is bigger, better and more competitive than ever before. We were overwhelmed by the more than 1,500 top-notch nominations we received this year for innovators, disruptors and trailblazers that are shaking up the way we do business in the District. It was a difficult task to narrow down all of the submissions to just 150 finalists.

From here, we’ll be passing the toughest decision on to a panel of judges who will choose just 50 winners from the list of finalists below. On December 4th, we’ll be revealing the 50 winners at an energy-infused cocktail party taking place at the Howard Theatre. Don’t miss the chance to mix and mingle with D.C.’s best and brightest, from the judges to finalists and past 50 on Fire winners.

You also have a change to meet our expert panel of judges in a more intimate setting at the three Meet the Judges Meetups hosted by Disruption Corporation, Brivo Labs, and Rosslyn BID. The first meetup is in just two weeks so get your tickets here.

And now, the moment you’ve been waiting for. Here are this year’s 50 on Fire Finalists. Don’t forget to get your tickets (here) and join us on December 4th to see who wins!

Design

ArtJamz

Cherry Blossom Creative

Design Army

Events in the City

HapstakDemetriou+

Hugh & Crye

iStrategyLabs

Mapbox

Meg Biram

nclud

Swatchroom

Tomboy

Viget Labs

Zoe Feldman Design

 

Dining & Retail

Anastasia Dellaccio, Dolci Gelati

Bloompop

Casey Patten & David Mazza, Taylor Gourmet

Cava Grill

Chef Ethan McKee, Urbana

Dog Tag Bakery

José Andrés, ThinkFoodGroup

Jrink

Power Supply

Rose’s Luxury

Snobswap

Spike Mendelsohn

Steve Salis, &pizza

The Red Hen

Tuckernuck

Union Market

UrbanStems

 

Education

2U

Alexander J. Triantis, University of Maryland

Chris Cummings, Curiosity Media

Code for Progress

Devin Schain, Campus Direct

Difference Engine

Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick, Howard University

EverFi

Frank Bonsal III, Towson University

General Assembly

Goucher College Admissions

Larry Sabato, University of Virginia

Newseum

Phil Bronner, Quad Learning

Sarah Nutter, George Mason University

Seth Andrew, Democracy Prep

Starfish Retention Solutions

TechChange

 

Government & Advocacy

Altavoz

Ben Wallerstein, Whiteboard Advisors

Chris Talbot, Talbot Digital

The Internet Association

Jeb Ory & Ximena Hartsock, Phone2Action

Lobbyit.com

Mayday PAC

Mobius Consulting

Neil Grace, FCC

NGP VAN

Obsidian Analysis

Pat Delaney, American Soybean Association

Paul Brathwaite, Podesta Group

Rachel Holt, Uber

Revolution Messaging

Story Partners

TandemNSI

 

Healthcare & Medicine

1EQ

Anita Samarth, Clinovations Government Solutions

Dr. Layla McCay

GlycoMimetics

Healthcare Interactive

Joel Selanikio, Magpi

K2M

Kit Check

M. Joy Drass, MedStar Health

MedImmune

One Medical Group

Privia Health

Robert Musslewhite, Advisory Board Company

Rose Physical Therapy Group

United Therapeutics Corp.

Wiser Together

 

Marketing & Advertising

Brad Nierenberg, RedPeg Marketing

Cary Hatch, MDB Communications

Erik Muendel, Brightline Interactive

Event Farm

Greg Kihlström, Carousel30

Greg O’Dell, Events DC

HZDG

Industry Dive

Leah Nurik, Gabriel Marketing Group

LMO Advertising

nvite

RP3 Agency

Stephanie Orton Lynch, Delucchi Plus

Tahzoo

Vicky Vadlamani, Mercury

 

Real Estate & Architecture

Aquicore

Blake Van Leer, Rentals Gone Wild

Bruce Pascal, Vornado/Charles E. Smith

Collective Architecture

Cove

Daniel Miller & Benjamin Miller, Fundrise

DC Home Buzz

Hines – City CenterDC

HiRise

Homesnap

Lindsay Reishman Real Estate

Streetsense

The Yards DC

UberOffices

Walker & Dunlop

 

Sports & Fitness

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Balance Gym

Capital Bikeshare

Errick McAdams

Grip the Mat

Ingrid Nelson

Jess Pierno, Yoga Heights

Junior Tennis Champions Center

Michele Roberts, National Basketball Players Association

Motionsoft

November Project

SoulCycle

Stefan Duma & Steve Rowson, Virginia Tech

VirtualU

Washington Nationals

Zengo Cycle

 

Technology

Allen Gannett, TrackMaven

APX Labs

Brivo Labs

Dan Berger, Social Tables

DCFemTech

Digital Management, Inc.

Harry Weller, New Enterprise Associates

HelloWallet

Imran Aftab, 10Pearls

Invincea

Joel Holland, VideoBlocks

Luminal

Maryland Venture Fund

Mercaris

Middleland Capital

Paul Singh, Disruption Corporation

Radius Networks

Ridescout

Viraj Gandhi, Paradyme Management

Zvi Band, Contactually

 

Want more information about getting your brand involved with 50 on Fire? Click here.

 

Thank you to our event sponsors Howard Theatre, Brivo Labs, Rosslyn BID, Gabriel Marketing Group, Lobbyit.com, Disruption Corporation and Brightline Interactive.