Announcing the 2012 MITX Innovation Awards Finalists

Firstly, we want to thank all of our amazing applicants (and we had quite a few!), our phenominal judges, the invaluable help of all of our volunteers , and Digitas + Mullen for letting us use their beautiful (respective) spaces for our judging. 

Without further ado, the Finalists for the 2012 MITX Innovation Awards are... 

Best “Doing Good” Innovation

  • Academic Room
  • Gazelle
  • Participatory Culture Foundation
  • Practically Green
  • ScreenRetriever
  • Temperature@lert

Best Bootstrapped Start-Up

  • Bluetrain Mobile
  • CraveLabs, Inc.
  • KangoGift
  • Raizlabs
  • Temperature@lert
  • ZOORA

Business Operations Simplifier

  • aPriori Inc.
  • DynamicOps
  • LaunchSquad for OfficeDrop
  • LiquidPixels, Inc.
  • Locately
  • TraceLink Inc.

Best Commerce Transformer/Game Changer

  • Cartera Commerce, Inc.
  • LiquidPixels, Inc.
  • Modiv Media, Inc.
  • Privy
  • SCVNGR, Inc
  • Zmags

Best Consumer Tech that Makes Life Easier

  • Lifeables
  • SavingStar
  • Springpad
  • True Fit
  • Tymefly
  • Ziptr

Best Contribution to Innovation by a University/College

  • Boston College
  • Harvard Innovation Lab
  • Northeastern Entrepreneurs Club

Best Customer Engagement Driver

  • Affinnova, Inc.
  • HubSpot Inc.
  • Pangea Media/ SnapApp
  • TalkTo
  • Vsnap
  • WordStream, Inc.

Best Mobile App

  • Brainshark, Inc.
  • EverTrue
  • Kaon Interactive
  • Nuance Communications
  • Springpad
  • TripAdvisor

Best Mobile Solution

  • Brainshark, Inc.
  • Crashlytics
  • Modo Labs, Inc.
  • Nexage
  • SCVNGR, Inc
  • Staples, Inc.

Best Use of Game Mechanics

  • Alleyoop
  • Bullhorn
  • Practically Green
  • The Tap Lab

Best User Experience

  • Apperian, Inc.
  • Brass Monkey
  • fresh tilled soil
  • HubSpot Inc.
  • Nuance Communications
  • TripAdvisor

Best Wellness Innovation

  • Ginger.io
  • GymPact
  • ScreenRetriever
  • Segterra

Most Insightful: Analytics/ Business Intelligence

  • Crashlytics
  • InsightSquared
  • Locately
  • True Fit
  • WordStream, Inc.
  • Yieldbot