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.
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.
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.
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.
Check out highlights from last year’s 11th Annual Momentum Awards.