Chicago Inno Announces the Winners of the 50 on Fire Awards

Chicago Inno honors area's most innovative individuals and organizations across industries

Dec 03, 2015, 01:00 ET from Chicago Inno

CHICAGO, Dec. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago Inno announced the winners of its 50 on Fire awards on December 2, 2015 during a celebration at the Lacuna Artists Loft Studios. The 50 on Fire Chicago awards are held annually to honor the year's most groundbreaking individuals and organizations across industries in the Chicago area.

"Chicago's innovation economy continues to grow every year in large part due to the continued success of those nominated for the 50 on Fire awards," said Streetwise Media President, Leslie Garbarino. "We are honored to recognize the innovative leaders of Chicago and to be a part of this growing community."

In October, Chicago Inno announced the 50 on Fire finalists culled from over 1,500 nominations of the city's top innovators. In a series of articles, Chicago Inno recognized and profiled the accomplishments of these finalists across nine industries: B2B Tech; B2C Tech; Civic; Education; Food, Dining and Delivery; Healthcare and Medicine; Investment; Lifestyle, Fashion and Fitness; Marketing and Advertising. The winners in each of the categories are listed below.

2015 50 on Fire Chicago B2B Tech Winners
1871 // Catalyze Chicago // cleverbridge // Jellyvision // Kapow // kCura // Persio // Rick Lane, Trading Technologies // Sprout Social // Stuart Frankel, Narrative Science

2015 50 on Fire Chicago B2C Tech Winners
Avant // Curiosity // Jessica Tenuta, Packback // Kate Drane, Indiegogo // LyteShot // Raise // SportsLock

2015 50 on Fire Chicago Civic Winners
Amy Francetic, Clean Energy Trust // Andrea Saenz, Chicago Public Library // Blue1647 // Future Founders // Katie Olson, UI LABS  // Smart Chicago  // Todd Conner, The Bunker

2015 50 on Fire Chicago Education Winners
Edovo // Infiniteach // LEAP Innovations // Linda Darragh, Kellogg Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative // Literacenter, Chicago Literacy Alliance // Polsky Center // ThinkCERCA

2015 50 on Fire Chicago Food, Dining and Delivery Winners
Julie and Tony Bombacino, Real Food Blends // Matt Matros, Farmedhere, Protein Bar // Zero Percent

2015 50 on Fire Chicago Healthcare and Medicine Winners
ContextMedia // MATTER // Opternative // Sarah Doherty, TeleHealthRobotics

2015 50 on Fire Chicago Investment Winners
Lindsay Knight, Chicago Ventures // Origin Ventures // Peter Wilkins, Hyde Park Angels // Shoshana Vernick, Sterling Partners

2015 50 on Fire Chicago Lifestyle, Fashion and Fitness Winners
BrideSide // BucketFeet // Red Frog Events // Sonali Lamba

2015 50 on Fire Chicago Marketing and Advertising Winners
Finn Partners // KnowledgeHound // Rise Interactive // Signal // Spring Rewards

The video announcing the 2015 50 on Fire Chicago winners will be live on today, Thursday, December 3, 2015. 50 on Fire Chicago is presented by, Blue Moon, JLL, EmPower HR, ParkWhiz, Hired, ContextMedia, Finn Partners, Avant and Pretty Instant.

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About Streetwise Media
Streetwise Media is a digital media and events company that has taken the stodgy city news landscape by storm with entertaining, intelligent and provocative editorial coverage. Streetwise owns and operates digital city news properties Austin Inno, BostInno, Chicago Inno, and DC Inno, as the premier news sources for urban innovators who are the future of their cities. Streetwise is a division of the prestigious American City Business Journals and Advance Publications family, which includes Conde Nast and The Discovery Channel.

SOURCE Chicago Inno