BOSTON, Dec. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BostInno announced the winners of the 3rd annual 50 on Fire awards in a celebration last evening at the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse. 50 on Fire honors those driving innovation in Boston and beyond by recognizing the year's 50 most luminary, disruptive and newsworthy people and organizations across industries.
Culled from 2,000+ nominees to 150 of Boston's best, this year's 50 on Fire finalists were announced in October and recognized on BostInno for their breakthrough accomplishments across nine industries: Technology, Media, Arts & Entertainment, Dining & Retail, Sports & Fitness, Medicine & Healthcare, Education, Design, Marketing & Advertising. Finalists were reviewed and voted on by industry-specific panels of judges comprised of community leaders, influencers and former 50 on Fire winners.
The winners honored in each industry are as follows:
2014 Technology Winners, presented by Proskauer
Niraj Shah, Wayfair // HubSpot // GrabCAD // Veracode // Acquia //Actifio // NextView Ventures
Neeraj Agrawal, Battery Ventures // Stephen Kaufer, TripAdvisor // iRobot
2014 Education Winners, presented by Babson College
Panos Panay, Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship & Sonicbids // Cynthia Breazeal, MIT Media Lab Personal Robots Group // Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab // John Werner, MIT Media Lab & Ideas in Action // peerTransfer
2014 Arts & Entertainment Winners
ArtLifting, LC3 // ArtWeek Boston // The Lawn on D // American Repertory Theatre
Eve Bridburg, Boston Literary District & GrubStreet Boston
2014 Design Winners
Sasaki Associates // Kennedy & Violich Architecture // Formlabs // Radlab // Open Style Lab
2014 Dining & Retail Winners
Converse // Harpoon Brewery // CropCircle Kitchen // Richer Pour Wine Company
Michael Scelfo, Alden & Harlow
2014 Marketing & Advertising Winners
clypd // Havas Media // Skyword // Fiksu // DataXu
2014 Media Winners
@bostonpolice // WGBH // Mona Vernon, Thomson Reuters Data Innovation Lab // MuckRock
2014 Medicine & Healthcare Winners
Hugh Herr, MIT Media Lab // PillPack // Fractyl Labs // Imprivata, Inc. // Flex Pharma
2014 Sports & Fitness Winners
ENERGYbits // DraftKings // Jermaine Jones, The New England Revolution & U.S. National Team
Brian Weller, Barry's Bootcamp Boston // George Foreman III, The Club by George Foreman III
For event coverage, visit http://50onfire.com/boston/ and follow #50onFireBOS on Twitter. The in-event video announcing this year's winners is live, available here. 50 on Fire is sponsored by Babson College, Proskauer, Beacon Capital, famaPR, Applause, Fooda, CarGurus, Central Print Source, CBT Architects, Colliers International, Brockmans Gin, Polar Beverages, Deep Eddy Vodka, St. Elder Liqueur, and Wicked Wines.
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