BostInno’s 2018 50 On Fire

October 2, 2018

We are thrilled to introduce you to BostInno’s 2018 50 on Fire.

Today, we’re officially announcing the 50 people and companies that are truly heating up Boston’s ecosystem. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be spotlighting a number of these finalists on our site and in our newsletter, The Beat.

We invite you and your team, friends, family – and anyone that wants to network with Boston’s most inspiring, fastest-growing entrepreneurs, executives, startups and businesses – to join usNovember 8 at Artists For Humanity EpiCenter to celebrate this year’s winners as we honor the people, companies and ideas that continue to cement Boston as the global hub of and for innovation.

If you’ve been to 50 on Fire before, you’ll notice that we’re doing things a little differently this year. (Hey, we have to keep innovating ourselves, too!) We’ve previously announced 150 finalists prior to the event and revealed the 50 winners at the ceremony. However, by unveiling the 50 finalists NOW and gathering everyone at the event, we allow for the community as a whole to celebrate those that are driving Boston forward.

But, of course, it wouldn’t be 50 on Fire without a big reveal. (It’s still an awards show!) At this year’s event, we’ll still have an action-packed video highlighting all of the 50, but we’ll also be unveiling the Inno Blazers, the seven people and/or companies (one from each category) that a panel of esteemed judges have selected. (Each ‘Inno Blazer’ will receive, yes, the ESTEEMED red blazer jacket).

And this year marks the SEVENTH annual 50 on Fire. That means that, since 2010, we’ve showcased 350 of Boston’s best and brightest. So, in the spirit of new additions, we’re also going to be unveiling BostInno’s inaugural ‘Alumni Blazers,’ seven former winners that are stillas on fire as ever.

Now, on to the most important question – What makes a company or individual on fire? We’re looking at the people, companies and organizations that have had a banner year in Boston’s innovation economy – whether that’s represented by a new funding round, a recent product launch, a milestone, a big hire, remarkable growth, a break-through, a successful pivot, an amazing rebrand – you name it. In 2018, we’ll write nearly 700 stories and over 250 newsletters about local innovation. We know who’s on fire.

Winners were sourced by both internal and external nominations and selected by the BostInno editorial team. Now, let’s get to the list…

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