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November 15, 2018

Hyatt Regency Chicago

 

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.

Schedule
5:30PM Reception
7:00PM Dinner
9:00PM Afterparty

 

Individual Seats
Single tickets can be purchased for $1,000. If interested, please email [email protected]

 

Full Table Sponsorship
Would your corporation like to get involved? View the 2018 Sponsorship Packet below.

2018 Sponsorship Packet

Awards

The Corporate Champion Award

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.

 

The Chicagoness Award

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.

 

The Entrepreneurial Champion Award

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.

 

The Momentum Awards

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.

 

ON THE BLOG

Check out highlights from last year’s 10th Annual Momentum Awards.

2018 Sponsors

Official Media Sponsor

Chicago Inno

Champion Sponsor

Aon
Discover

Premier Sponsor

Chase
JP Morgan
Tastytrade
Katten
GCM Grosvenor
Comcast
BMO Harris Bank
Incisent Labs
ITW
theMART

Founding Sponsor

Accenture
William Blair
Baird
Alight
Cushman & Wakefield
WP Global
Edgewater Funds
Polsky Center at University of Chicago

Startup Sponsor

S2G Ventures
McKinsey & Company
Summit Trail Advisors
SAP Fieldglass
Much Shelist
Reverb
PNC
Origin Ventures
LinkedIn
Levy Family Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
Grubhub
Bosch
Forward Space
Knauf
Steelcase
Exelon
EY
CIBC
Tyson
Relish Works
Crown Castle
BP
Abbvie
OCA Ventures
Lettuce Entertain You
Mind + Matter Studios
Shoprunner
Met Capital
Keeper Security
Pritzker Group Venture Partners
Chicago Ventures
SMS Assist
Sheppard Mullin
CDW
StateFarm
Deloitte
Spot Hero
Microsoft
Horizon Pharma
@properties
Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC
KPMG
Weber Shandwick
Google