1871’s 15th annual tech award show
On 9.22.22, global tech innovation hub 1871, hosted the 15th Annual Momentum Awards in their hometown of Chicago, IL at Morgan Manufacturing. This award show began in 2007, and since its origin has grown to honor 8 award categories that covers the business maturity curve and innovation community of 1871. It’s currently the largest fundraising effort of the non-profit, generating support for all the programs, resources, and community efforts throughout the year.
Congratulations to the 2022 Momentum Awards winners
Corporate Champion Award | Navistar
Chicagoness Award | Jim Reynolds Jr., Founder, Chairmen & Chef Executive officer of Loop Capital
Outstanding Tech CEO Award | Kell Manthey, CEO of Kin & Carta
Industry Disrupter Award | Rheaply
Rising Start Award | Valqari
Social Impact Award | Zing Health
CityLIGHTS Award | ActiveCampaign
Momentum Award | Ocient
This year was extremely special. 1871 doubled down on its Chicago roots post-pandemic, embracing core business partners to better serve their community of early stage founders, growth-scalers, and corporates innovating, while connecting entrepreneurs globally. Notably, WMNtech, BLKtech, LTNtech, affinity initiatives, as well as industry lab experiences for fintech products, supply chain, soon-to-be others such as cannabis, and more to launch in 2023.
The event included networking with 1871’s Chicago innovation community, silent auction, NFT collection drop, hearing from the Governor of Illinois JB Pritzker, and Chicago’s Mayor Lori Lightfoot, 1871’s CEO Betsy Ziegler, COO Lisa Laws, Board Chair Larry Eppley, Board member Jeremie Bacon, the winners above, and afterparty with DJ iLLa.
Enjoy 1871’s favorite memories from the 2022 Momentum Awards
60 second event recap
Opening Remarks by 1871 CEO Betsy Ziegler
Chicagoness Award Acceptance Speech from 2022 winner James (Jim) Reynolds Jr., Founder of Loop Capital
Industry Disrupter Acceptance Speech from 2022 winner Garry Cooper of Rheaply
Being star-struck by our community
1871’s 2nd NFT collection: Momentum Awards
Love from Team 1871
To all who could attend virtually or in person the full 1871 team thanks you for your support their mission to inspire, equip, and support innovators building extraordinary businesses. Sponsors such as Aon, Navistar, Discover, West Monroe, Abbvie, tastytrade, Comcast Business, PNC, theMART, BMO, Beam Suntory, Microsoft, Madison Dearborn Partners, ITW, Jellyvision, Aloa, Justworks helped make this year possible.
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