The 11th Annual Momentum Awards, hosted by 1871 and the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center, is one of the tech community’s most highly-anticipated events of the year. This November, we celebrate the Emergent — the emergent technologies, leaders, and opportunities that embody the creative potential of change and innovation. These exciting pathways of possibility are illuminated by the brightest minds and blazing visions of the Chicago entrepreneurial community, which we are honored to serve.
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Recognizes a corporation or business that has made an impact through community focused efforts throughout the Chicagoland area. Past recipients include A.T. Kearney (2015), Comcast (2016), and McDonald’s (2017).
Discover will be recognized as this year’s Corporate Champion.
Bestowed upon individuals or companies that exemplify the values of the Chicago entrepreneurial community, which include hard work, inclusion and commitment to collective opportunity. Past recipients include Impact Engine (2015) and Outcome Health (formerly ContextMedia) Co-Founders Shradha Agarwal and Rishi Shah (2016), and music artist Lupe Fiasco (2017).
Future Founders will receive the Chicagoness Award this year.
Given to an individual entrepreneur to recognize his or her personal dedication to the Chicago tech community through mentorship, civic leadership and economic contributions. Past recipients include James O’Connor, Jr., Jai Shekhawat, Jeff Aronin, J.B. Pritzker, Richard Melman, Tom Ricketts, Gordon and Carol Segal, Michael Ferro, Brad Keywell and Eric Lefkofsky.
This year, Linda L. Darragh of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and Ellen A. Rudnick of the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago will both receive the Entrepreneurial Champion Award.
Recognizes companies that are on track to become the next great companies to emerge in Chicago. The awards are separated into two categories: The Momentum Award, which recognizes a company more than five years old, and the Rising Star Momentum Award, which honors a company less than five years old. Past recipients of the Momentum Award include Avant, kCura, Braintree, GrubHub, Eved, SAVVO, @properties, and most recently, tastytrade. The Rising Star Award has been previously awarded to Civis Analytics and Tock.
Check out highlights from last year’s 10th Annual Momentum Awards.