Saturday, June 16, 2012

Angels came away with two big awards at the MITX Innovation Awards dinner last week; honored were the Common Angels and Bill Warner.
The CommonAngels was named Investor of the Year based on having the most portfolio companies making it to the finalist stage. “This award is a great honor,” says Common Angels Managing Director Chris Sheehan. “As investors, it’s a privilege to have invested in five MITX finalists – Apperian, Crashlytics, Insight Squared, Practically Green, and Yieldbot.  All these teams are building really innovative companies here in Boston.”

Entrepreneur and angel investor Bill Warner was inaugurated into the MITX Innovation Hall of Fame. He is widely known in our angel community for creating the MassTLC Innovation unConference and for his role in bringing TechStars to Boston.

The MITX Innovation Awards are described as “a competition that celebrates the innovations powering the future of marketing and revolutionizing the way we work and play.”
The 2012 MITX Innovation Awards Winners Circle:
Best Bootstrapped Start-Up Temperature@lert
Best Business Operations Simplifier
aPriori Inc.
Best Commerce Transformer/Game Changer
Catalina Marketing
Best Consumer Tech that Makes Life Easier
True Fit
Best Contribution to Innovation by a University/College
Northeastern Entrepreneurs Club & IDEA
Best Customer Engagement Driver
WordStream, Inc.
Best “Doing Good” Innovation
Best Mobile App
Best Mobile Solution
Best Use of Game Mechanics
Practically Green
Best User Experience
Brass Monkey
Best Wellness Innovation
Most Insightful: Analytics/ Business Intelligence
True Fit
Best of Show
PwC Promise Award
PwC Promise Award
Investor of the Year