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The 13th Annual Momentum Awards, hosted by 1871 and the Illinois Technology Association, is Chicago’s most anticipated digital technology event of the year.
To mark the first year of a combined awards program with the historical CityLIGHTS Awards, previously hosted by the ITA, and the tight integration of tech in our daily lives in 2020, our Momentum Awards theme is FUSION.
FUSION represents the boundless energy created by our founders, growth scale companies and innovative enterprises that propels Chicago’s extraordinary into our next tomorrow.
Meet OUR Host
We’re lucky to be joined this year by the brilliant Val Warner, the Emmy Award-winning host of Windy City LIVE, ABC 7 Chicago’s popular afternoon talk and entertainment show. Val’s sparkle, sense of humor, and warmth play a huge part in ensuring Momentum 2020 will be the most unforgettable one yet.
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Meet the 2020 Momentum Awards Sponsors.
Experience Momentum @ Home
The 13th Annual Momentum Awards will be a full virtual experience. From pre-show networking opportunities, a cocktail class, and even more event magic than ever before, we have got you covered. Up for dinner and a show? We’ve got that, too! Let us show you how engaging and interactive the 2020 Momentum Awards are going to be.
The 2020 Momentum Award categories are a new, combined take on the legacy CityLIGHTS and Momentum Awards. At their core, they continue to embody the mission to showcase the deserving leaders and companies that have made a significant impact on Chicago’s tech ecosystem.
A few past winners:
Industry Disrupter Award
Awarded to a company that has developed or introduced an ingenious, non-traditional, and innovative product or service that has significantly disrupted its industry.
- Concept must be truly new and not a repositioning of an existing offering
- Must be technology-focused or technology-enabled
Concept must have passed initial validity testing (must be preliminarily proven as possible, not just an idea that may not be developed)