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6 from MIT Sloan named to Boston 50 on Fire list

Winners include a metal 3-D printing company and the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.

By Zach Church  |  November 13, 2017

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BostInno 50 on Fire winner Desktop Metal's in-office metal 3-D printing system allows users to remove supports by hand.

Why It Matters

Boston’s innovation ecosystem stretches across industries, but nearly all its companies and organizations have a core technology element. Here’s who’s being celebrated right now.

Six companies and organizations led by MIT Sloan alumni and students were named to the 2017 BostInno 50 on Fire list Nov. 9. The list, culled from 150 finalists, recognizes the leaders and up-and-comers in the Greater Boston innovation ecosystem. Winners were named in 11 categories.

The 50 on Fire list includes many other companies and organizations led by MIT alumni and former MIT professors and researchers. Katie Rae, CEO and managing partner of MIT startup accelerator The Engine, won in the investment category.

The MIT Sloan winners are:

Ric Fulop, SF ’06, co-founder and chief technology officer of metal 3-D printing company Desktop Metal won in the design category.

PillPack, an internet pharmacy that ships pills in pre-sorted packages with dates and times printed on them, won in the health and medicine category. Elliot Cohen, MBA ’13, is the company’s co-founder and chief technology officer.

Video advertising company Pixability won in the marketing and advertising category. The company’s leadership team includes founder and CEO Bettina Hein and chief technology officer Andreas Goeldi, both SF ’07.

Marketing company ThriveHive won in the marketing and advertising category. ThriveHive was previously Propel Marketing, which bought a startup called ThriveHive — co-founded by Max Faingezicht and Adam Blake, both MBA ’11 — in 2016. Follow? Today, Faingezicht is ThriveHive’s chief technology officer and Blake is its senior vice president of marketing and general manager of SaaS.

The MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, which is led by a student organizing team, won in the sport and fitness category.

Cybersecurity company Cybereason won in the technology category. The company’s leadership includes chief marketing officer Mike Volpe, MBA ’03, Cybereason Japan CEO Shai Horovitz, MBA ’15, and Emmy Linder, MBA ’10, head of global operations. Earlier this year the company boosted its total funding to $189 million.

Did we miss any 50 on Fire winners led by MIT Sloan alumni? Let us know at news.mitsloan@mit.edu.