15th Annual

Celebrating innovators from idea to fortune 50 across Chicago + beyond with 8 tech awards!


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Don't miss the chance to cast your vote.

Help us recognize the best in tech! 

Vote for our finalists our 6 award categories. Your support will help determine which innovators & leaders make our esteemed group of finalists! 

About the show

5:30 PM - 10:00 CST

Now in its 15th year, the Momentum Awards honors the top tech innovators and leaders that are disrupting their industries, building up their communities, & shaping the future.

Vote on the best in tech

Our 8 awards represent key areas of innovation across the entire maturity curve, from idea to Fortune 50.

Finalists announced soon!

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Reserve your ticket to join our full community either in-person or virtually for our annual celebration of tech innovation. 

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Award Categories

Rising Star

Presented to an early stage company that is positioned to grow into a leader in its market. Past winners: 86 Repairs, Chowbus


Presented to a growing company with the strongest potential to emerge as a leader in its market. Past winners: Farmer’s FridgeThe Mom Project


Presented to a growth stage company that has become a serious competitor in the marketplace. Past winners: ShipBob, Livongo

Tech CEO

Presented to a CEO who has successfully scaled & nurtured their company through outstanding leadership. Past winners: Stan Chica of Vivid Seats, Matt Elenjickal of FourKites


Presented to a company that has developed an innovative product that has significantly disrupted the industry. Past winners: Mycocycle, Storybolt 


Presented to a company that has fostered a commitment to DEI, community contributions, & social impact. New as of 2022.

Corporate Champion

Presented to a company that champions the growth of the Illinois tech industry through community-focused action. Past winners: Abbott, AON


Presented to an individual who exemplifies the values of the Chicago entrepreneurial community & empowers future innovators. Past winners: Ellen Carnahan, Israel Idonije

Supported by

tasty trade
Comcast Business
The Mart

Helpful resources

We’ve pulled together some content to help you on your nomination journey!

The best of tech in the Greater Chicago 2022

Explore the top ranked tech companies as you prepare to submit your nominations.

The magic of momentum explained

Learn more about the history & impact of the Momentum Awards in our community.

Check out the winners of our 14th Annual Momentum Awards.

Past years