The inaugural 50 on Fire Awards, presented by Atlanta Inno in partnership with the Atlanta Business Chronicle, is a celebration of the early-stage businesses, enterprises and innovators who are doing special work to set Atlanta ablaze.

The awards program highlights those that have had a banner year — earning new funding, launching new products, making big hires and innovating to solve problems.

A select panel of judges including representatives of Atlanta Inno, Atlanta Business Chronicle, the investment community, and the economic development community selected one company in each category as the Inno Blazer, the person or company who had the most innovative year, were unveiled at an event on June 6.

Atlanta Business Chronicle and Atlanta Inno recognized Atlanta’s influential people and fast-growing businesses that are driving our city forward. 50 On Fire is a celebration of innovators – both individuals and organizations across multiple categories and industries.

Finalists by categories

B2B Tech and Software:

  • Gimme Vending
  • Goodr
  • OnPay
  • ParkMobile
  • SalesLoft


  • Farah Allen, The Labz
  • Contender Brands
  • Jody Stephenson, SitterTree

Creative Content:

  • Fern
  • Foundry 45
  • Futurus



Government, Advocacy, and Education:

  • GreenPrint
  • Jackie Davis, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute at Georgia State University
  • Stablegold Hospitality LLC
  • Tammy Carson, Flatiron School

Healthcare and Medicine:

  • MedShape Inc.
  • Oncology Analytics
  • Paul Bennett, Micro C Imaging
  • Rachel McCrickard, Motivo



Marketing, Advertising, and Design:

  • Eletype
  • Christine Courtney, C3 Agency
  • Client Command
  • Media Frenzy Global


  • Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs Inc.
  • ArtsBridge Foundation
  • Focused Community Strategies
  • Playworks Georgia

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