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Save the Date: September 19, 2019

Radisson Blu Chicago

 

For more information about our upcoming Momentum Awards, please email [email protected].

 

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Thank you for making Momentum 2018 a night to remember!

See our event photo album here.

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 was recognized as the 2018 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 received the 2018 Chicagoness Award.

 

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.

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 are the 2018 Entrepreneurial Champion Award recipients.

 

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.

FourKites received the 2018 Momentum Rising Star Award.

Reverb received the 2018 Momentum Award.

 

ON THE BLOG

Check out highlights from last year’s 11th 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