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Hive 25 under 25 to be announced by Globe panel

A tech wizard building 3-D printers, a snack magnate on the prowl, and a financier looking to fund a new generation of green technologies are among those selected for the inaugural list of the Hive 25 under 25, The Boston Globe will announce Tuesday.

Nominated by friends, colleagues, and peers, and screened by a panel convened by The Boston Globe, the innovators were selected for the contributions they and their companies are making to the city’s technology landscape.

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“Boston’s concentration of young talent is truly amazing,” said contest judge Michael Morisy, producer of’s The Hive, Boston’s source for innovation news. “Millennial sniping is popular these days, but this group of young innovators have already accomplished an incredible amount at a very young age.”

Among the winners, is Nicky Bronner, who at 16 is the youngest. Bronner is the founder of Unreal Candy, which offers better-for-you versions of popular candies. The full list of the Hive 25 under 25 is available at

Besides Morisy, the panelists included Jeff Moriarty, the Globe’s vice president of digital products, and Debi Kleiman, president of the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange, known as MITX.

Several of the winners will appear on a panel at MITX’s annual conference starting Oct. 16 at the Hynes Convention Center.

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