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MOMENTUM AWARDS

10.01.2020

REVEL FULTON MARKET

 

The 13th Annual Momentum Awards, hosted by 1871 and the Chicagoland
Entrepreneurial Center, is the city’s most anticipated digital technology event of the year. Celebrating Chicago’s extraordinary entrepreneurial community, this unforgettable event features memorable experiences with cocktails, gourmet food, networking opportunities with the city’s best and brightest, and will culminate in the presentation of five awards to deserving leaders and companies that have made a significant impact on Chicago’s tech ecosystem.

 

Review the 2019 Sponsorship Packet

 

Nominations for the 2020 Momentum Award & the Rising Star Momentum Award will open soon.

 

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

 

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Review the 2019 Momentum Awards here.

See the 2019 event photo album here.

Awards

Nominations for the 2020 Momentum Award &

the Rising Star Momentum Award will open soon

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), McDonald’s (2017), and Discover (2018).

 

BMO Harris Bank was been awarded the 2019 Corporate Champion.

 

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, Brad Keywell and Eric Lefkofsky, and Linda L. Darragh and Ellen A. Rudnick.

Michael Gamson is the 2019 Entrepreneurial Champion Award recipient.

 

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.

Don Thompson received the 2019 Chicagoness Award.

 

The Momentum Awards

 

The Momentum Award recognizes companies that are on track to become the next great companies to emerge in Chicago. Annually, the Momentum Awards are separated into two categories:

 

The first award is The Momentum Award, which honors a seasoned company that has demonstrated significant growth, received external funding, and has made a substantial impact on Chicago’s tech and startup community. Past recipients of the Momentum Award include Avant, kCura, Braintree, GrubHub, Eved, SAVVO, @properties, tastytrade, and Reverb.

The second award is The Rising Star Momentum Award, which recognizes a company that is early in its progression, but has a proven track record and the potential to grow into a leader in its industry. The Rising Star Award has been previously awarded to Civis Analytics, Tock, and FourKites.

 

Cameo received the 2019 Momentum Award.

Avail received the 2019 Momentum Rising Star Award.

 

ON THE BLOG

 

Check out highlights from last year’s

12th 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