15 of the Top Companies Launched
— More than 80 companies, 1600 employees, $4 billion in value

Company Location
ACT Arlington, MA
Activespace San Francisco, CA
sold to an integration firm in 2000
Actuality Systems Burlington, MA
Aegis Semiconductor Woburn, MA
AgaMatrix Cambridge, MA
Akamai Technologies Cambridge, MA
Ancora Pharmaceuticals Beverly, MA
Angstrom Medica Newton, MA
Angularis Inertial Technologies  
Brainstorm Technologies  
Brigade Mt. Prospect, IL
C-bridge Internet Solutions acquired by eXcelon (2000), then Progress software (2001)
Centrata Redwood City, CA
Clear Methods Cambridge, MA
CollegeScape acquired by Peterson's (directories) 1998
Crosskate Marblehead, MA
Cube-A-Door Greenwood Village, CO
CyberTrak Systems Boston, MA
Direct Hit Technologies Emeryville, CA
acquired by Ask Jeeves (2000)
DiVA acquired by Avid
eDentalStore acquired by DentalXchange (2000)
Epic Snowboard Bindings Troutdale, OR
EventMonitor, Inc. Boston, MA
EXA Corp. Lexington, MA
Firefly Network, Inc. Cambridge, MA
acquired by Microsoft (1998)
First Mile Solutions Cambridge, MA
Flash Communications acquired by Microsoft (1998)
forEquity, Inc Cambridge, MA
Frictionless Commerce Cambridge, MA
Genigma Newton, MA
GreenFuel Cambridge, MA
Groundhog Technologies Cambridge, MA
GVD Lexington, MA
Harmonix Music Systems Cambridge, MA
Imagen, Inc. Cambridge, MA
InterSense Incorporated Burlington, MA
Into Networks, Inc. Cambridge, MA
IP Phusion  
Lexicus Longhand Mountain View, CA
acquired by Motorola (1993)
Lilliputian Systems Woburn, MA
LNL Technologies Cambridge, MA
Mazu Networks Cambridge, MA
Mdinteractive, LLC Brookline, MA
MetaCarta Cambridge, MA
Mok3 Cambridge, MA
MolecularWare Irvine, CA
acquired by CalbaTech (2003)
NanoWave, Inc. Lynn, MA
Natural Standard Corporation Cambridge, MA
net.Genesis Corporation Cambridge, MA
acquired by SPSS (2001)
Network Car San Diego, CA
acquired by Reynolds & Reynolds (2002)
NeuroBionics Brookline, MA
Neurometrix, Inc. Waltham, MA
New Frontiers Information Corp. Cambridge, MA
acquired by Banta (1995)
Novus Products acquired by FP International (2001)
NuGoo.com Beijing
Open Ratings, Inc. Waltham, MA
Optiant Burlington, MA
Parents Forum Cambridge, MA
Patientkeeper, Inc. Boston, MA
Provision Planning Cambridge, MA
QDB Solutions, Inc. Cambridge, MA
Rukus Network Boston, MA
SensAble Technologies Woburn, MA
Sentina Systems Cambridge, MA
Silicon Spice Irvine, CA
acquired by Broadcom (2000)
Soliton Technologies Taipei
Vividon Sudbury, MA
acquired by Starbak (2003)
Strong Numbers Boston, MA
Stylus Innovation Cambridge, MA
acquired by Artisoft (1996)
TacShot Cambridge, MA
The Mail Room Medina, OH
ThinkFish acquired by Viewpoint Data Labs (1997)
Trakus, Inc. Everett, MA
US Building Technologies Inc
VectraSense Beverly, MA
Virtual Ink Boston, MA
Volunteer Solutions acquired by The United Way
WaveMarket Emeryville, CA
Webline Communications Burlington, MA
acquired by Cisco Systems (1999)
Wilson TurboPower Woburn, MA
Zorion.com Sharon, MA

These company concepts all were entered in the MIT $50K Entrepreneurship Competition. Participation in the MIT $50K whetted the appetite of, and provided training, skills and connections to, many would-be-entrepreneurs. This list does not include the many additional companies formed by entrants beyond their $50K concepts.

Contacts for Media:

Armina Karapetyan, $50K Communications Lead

Kathleen Rowe, MIT Sloan Media Relations

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