Four Babson MBA Alumni Businesses Take Home Wins at ’50 on Fire’
Innercity Weightlifting, Parlor Skis, Runkeeper and Sam Aquillano MBA ’14 of Design Museum Boston all took home wins in their respective categories at BostonInno’s ’50 on Fire’ event on December 7, 2016. Innercity Weightlifting took the win in the Civic category, Parlor Skis for Retail, Runkeeper for Sport and Fitness, and Aquillano of Design Museum Boston for Design.
Innercity Weightlifting, founded by Jon Feinman MBA ’10, reduces youth violence by connecting proven-risk young people with new networks and opportunities, including meaningful career tracks in and beyond personal training. They use the gym to replace segregation and isolation with economic mobility and social inclusion, disrupting the system that leads to urban street violence.
Parlor Skis’, co-founded by Mark Wallace MBA ‘14, mission is to quip you with skis that honor their New England heritage of craftsmanship and hyper-functional design. They leverage contemporary trends, personal experience with a minimalist approach. The skis are customized for you, by you and with you, each one as individual as you are.
Runkeeper, founded by Jason Jacobs MBA ’05, is an app that allows users to track fitness activities (such as walking, running and cycling) using GPS and see detailed statistics around their pace, distance, and time. The app has more than 50 million users.
Design Museum Boston
Design Museum Boston, Executive Director Sam Aquillano, is a new kind of museum focused on educating the world about design. They’re based in Boston, but don’t have their own gallery space. They are a distributed museum with exhibits & events all over town.