Nominate Portfolio Companies for 1871 Momentum & Rising Star Awards

Nominate Portfolio Companies for 1871 Momentum & Rising Star Awards

July 10, 2019

Each year, 1871’s Momentum Awards Dinner is the largest networking event in Chicago tech with over 700 individuals in attendance. The goal of Momentum is to celebrate the impact that innovators and entrepreneurs have made in the city of Chicago.  This year, instead of your traditional seated dinner, each table will act as a networking hub – with casual atmospheres and branded spaces.

We will still have two awards. 

The Momentum Award – will honor 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 (now known as Relativity), Braintree, GrubHub, Eved, SAVO, @properties, tastytrade and most recently, Reverb.

The Rising Star Momentum Award – recognizes a company that is earlier in its progression but has a proven track record and the potential to grow into a leader in its industry. They too will have made an impact on our community. 

Past Recipients of The Rising Star Award include Civis Analytics, Tock, and FourKites.

The nomination link is here and the deadline is Tuesday, July 23, 2019.