Celebrating innovators from idea to fortune 50 across Chicago + beyond with 8 tech awards!
Check out the 2022 Momentum Awards winners!
1871 honored eight award winners at the 15th Annual Momentum Awards on September 22, 2022, including the first-ever Social Impact Award.
About the show
6:00 PM - 10:00 CST
Now in its 16th year, the Momentum Awards honors the top tech innovators and leaders that are disrupting their industries, building up their communities, & shaping the future.
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Presented to an early stage company that is positioned to grow into a leader in its market. Past winners: 86 Repairs, Chowbus
Presented to a growing company with the strongest potential to emerge as a leader in its market. Past winners: Farmer’s Fridge, The Mom Project
Presented to a CEO who has successfully scaled & nurtured their company through outstanding leadership. Past winners: Stan Chica of Vivid Seats, Matt Elenjickal of FourKites
Presented to a company that has fostered a commitment to DEI, community contributions, & social impact. New as of 2022.
Presented to an individual who exemplifies the values of the Chicago entrepreneurial community & empowers future innovators. Past winners: Ellen Carnahan, Israel Idonije
2023 Award Nominations
We will be opening our 2023 Awards Nominations submissions to the public in May 2023. Public nominations are accepted for six of our eight awards, and we’d love to hear from you about who is a game-changer in the tech community. Reach out to Sophie to stay up to date, and stay tuned for info sessions and more.
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We’ve pulled together some content to help you on your nomination journey!
Explore the top ranked tech companies as you prepare to submit your nominations.
Learn more about the history & impact of the Momentum Awards in our community.