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9.21.23 | Morgan Manufacturing | Hybrid
Who will win? This event honors the top tech innovators and leaders that are disrupting their industries, building up their communities, & shaping the future.
Thursday, September 21, 2023
6:00 – 7:00 PM CST – Virtual & in-person networking, featuring live entertainment from The Jellyvision Band!
7:00 PM CST – Award program & celebration
8:15 PM CST – After party celebration with special entertainment guests
10:00 PM CST – Silent Auction & Raffle close and event concludes. We’ll see you next year!
2023 Award Categories
Learn more about 1871’s 8 awards that make up the Momentum Awards.
Presented to a company that champions the growth of the Illinois tech industry through community-focused action.
2022 winner: Navistar
*Closed for nominations*
Presented to an individual who exemplifies the values of the Chicago entrepreneurial community & empowers future innovators.
2022 winner: James (Jim) Reynolds Jr., Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Loop Capital
*Closed for nominations*
We’re gearing up for an incredible night of fun, new connections, & celebration! In addition to cheering on today’s brightest tech founders & leaders at our award show, here is what you can expect when you purchase your ticket:
Support towards 1871's mission
Our array of robust silent auction packages, unforgettable experiences, and exclusive raffle items are now live on our events platform!The proceeds help contribute towards supporting our mission.
Whether you’re joining us in person at Momentum or from the comfort of your own home, browse and enter to win incredible packages & experiences like: Farmer’s Fridge FOR LIFE, Blackhawks game tickets, Spend A Day in the life with 1871’s ZEO, and so much more!
How to participate
Purchase “entry tickets” to enter yourself into the raffle for each item you want to win. Enter as many times as you’d like!
Make a bid on each item that catches your eye. The highest bid will win!
Connect with fellow entrepreneurs & business leaders across our tech community either in-person over refreshments or through our networking feature on Hopin!
After party entertainment
The party won’t end after the last award is delivered! Stay tuned afterwards for an exciting afterparty experience featuring, local tech band, Live Stream.
Year 2022 Rewind
6 awards are now up for public nominations. Choose your top in each category today!
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