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Rapsodo Wins St. Louis Inno’s Fire Award for Software Innovation

Rapsodo Wins St. Louis Inno’s Fire Award for Software Innovation

July 19, 2023

The team at Rapsodo is thrilled to be named winner of the 2023 St. Louis Inno’s Fire Awards for Software Innovation! In its second iteration, the Fire Awards honored 11 startups, companies, and organizations that have reached key milestones in the last year, helping ignite St. Louis’ innovation economy.  

Fire Award for Software Innovation

Based in Chesterfield, MO, Rapsodo has achieved rapid growth in the past few years. We landed on the 2022 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies with revenue increasing 252% from 2018 to 2021.  

Now we have another award under our name.  

The Fire Awards divided 11 finalists into four different categories: agtech, biotech/health care, software/innovation, and fire starters/community builders. Additional factors that went into the selection of the honorees included new funding, company growth, social and community impact, product launches, and amazing stories of innovators reshaping the ecosystem. 


Winners of the Fire Awards

"Winning the St. Louis Inno's Fire Awards holds a special significance for Rapsodo, as our North America office proudly calls St. Louis home," said Batuhan Okur, Founder and CEO of Rapsodo. "We believe that a company's success goes hand in hand with its ability to positively impact the community it operates in. As a dedicated member of the St. Louis community, we are committed to fostering growth, innovation, and collaboration right here in our own backyard. 

"It's also a testament to our relentless pursuit of innovation and our commitment to revolutionizing the sports technology industry. This award reinforces our belief that Rapsodo's game-changing solutions are making a significant impact on athletes and coaches across multiple sports. We are grateful for the recognition and look forward to continuing our mission of empowering athletes and teams with cutting-edge technology that drives performance to new heights."

Winners were selected from each category of finalists below:


  • Rapsodo (WINNER)
  • Bonfyre 
  • Moodeaux
  • Panera Bread Co. 

 Biotech/Health Care 

  • C2N Diagnostics 
  • Sentio BioSciences 


  • Pluton Biosciences 

 Fire Starters/Community Builders 

  • Access Point 
  • The Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship at St. Louis University 
  • The Minority Entrepreneurship Collaborative Center for Advancement (MECCA) at Harris-Stowe State University 
  • The Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Washington University

Rapsodo Wins the Fire Awards

A ceremony to recognize Fire Awards nominees was held on July 18th at Third Degree Glass Factory in St. Louis, to serve as not only a celebration of winning startups, but the entire St. Louis entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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