Each year, BostInno's BostonFest holds a Coolest Companies Competition to celebrate the best of Boston's innovative companies. This year, hundreds of amazing workplaces were nominated and 150 finalists were chosen based on their awesome cultures and fantastic products.
BostInno, a StreetWise Media company that covers local innovation in tech, startups, business and more in Boston, recently announced its list of finalists. The list -- which features household names like TripAdvisor, Whole Foods and Harpoon Brewery -- also includes 20 YEC members and their companies. In preparation for the final award announcement at BostonFest on August 11th, BostInno also invites you to vote for your Readers' Choice pick for Coolest Company.
You can see the full list of finalists on BostInno's site. Below, see which YEC members were featured:
Cort Johnson. Johnson is a Venture Partner at Accomplice, an early stage venture capital firm. Prior to Accomplice, he co-founded Terrible Labs, a design and development shop that works with startups and enterprise companies to create iOS, Android and web-based applications.
Joshua Summers. Summers is the founder and CEO of clypd. Based in Somerville, MA, the company built and runs a platform that automates a data-enhanced sales approach for programmatic television advertising.
Jordan Fliegel and Arian Radman. Fliegel and Radman are part of the team at CoachUp, the leading sports coaching company in the U.S. Fliegel is a founder and board member, while Radman is co-founder and director of engineering. The company offers an online service that connects athletes with private coaches to help them reach the next level of their game.
Brian Chiou. Chiou is the Chief Technology Officer at Leanbox, a healthy snack vending machine service. He's also the co-founder of Orbose, a tablet-based consumer interaction platform that help retailers and distribution companies with supply chain headaches through delivery-point consolidation.
Scott Bailey. Bailey is the Managing Director for MassChallenge, specifically their flagship Boston program. MassChallenge is a startup-friendly accelerator that helps the highest-impact startups drive growth and create value, without taking equity or profit away from the new companies.
Chris Wolfel and Lyle Stevens. Wolfel and Stevens work together on Mavrck, a firm that helps companies improve their brand positioning through word-of-mouth marketing at scale. Stevens is the co-founder and CEO while Wolfel serves as the company's co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer.
Kit Hickey, Aman Advani and Gihan Amarasiriwardena. These three YEC members head up Ministry of Supply, a brand that's inventing the future of men's professional wear. The company has been featured in the New York Times, TechCrunch, Inc., Forbes and Elle Magazine.
Frederick Townes. Townes is the co-founder, COO and president at Placester, Inc. The company, a marketing platform for real estate professionals, publishers and organizations of all kinds, currently serves more than 100,000 real estate professionals.
Shaun Johnson. Johnson is the co-founder of Startup Institute, an immersive education program that helps people develop the skills, mindset and network to get the startup jobs they want and thrive in high-growth companies.
Morgan First and Tyler Balliet. The pair heads up Wine Riot as co-founder and CEO, and president and founder, respectively. Wine Riot is a wine-based event hosted by Second Glass that seeks to make wine easily accessible for everyone.
Chris Savage. Savage is founder and CEO at Wistia, a video marketing application that makes it easy to host, customize, promote and track your videos. It's ideal for video hosting and analytics for marketers.
Congrats to these YEC members and everyone else who made the list! Don't forget -- there's still time to vote for your pick for Coolest Company. By submitting your choice here, you can influence BostInno's Readers' Choice award! They, along with the right other winners selected by a panel of judges, will be crowned on August 11th at BostonFest in Boston's seaport district.
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