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A trio of lists: Young innovators, Inc. 500, Mass High Tech All-Stars

Posted by Scott Kirsner  August 31, 2011 09:52 AM

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Just catching you up on a couple good lists you might have missed, amidst August's hurricanes, earthquakes, and (I hope) vacations.

- MIT's Technology Review magazine offers a list of innovators under 35. Among those on it this year: Paul Wicks of PatientsLikeMe, a site that enables people with chronic diseases to discuss treatments, and Ben Rubin, chief technology officer of Zeo, which makes a consumer device that monitors sleep quality.

- Inc. Magazine's ranking of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. (at least, those willing to disclose their revenues to Inc.) includes nightclub operator Big Night Entertainment Group, digital marketing start-up HubSpot, and Gazelle, which buys and resells used consumer electronics. The issue includes an interview with HubSpot chief executive Brian Halligan that discusses how the company fosters entrepreneurship among its employees.

- Mass High Tech chose its 15 "all-stars" for 2011, including Yankee Group chairman Emily Nagle Green, Akamai CEO Paul Sagan, and Kiva Systems CEO Mick Mountz.

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