Our work is fueled by corporate sponsors. We celebrate them widely at every turn and help them build meaningful relationships with the fast-growing organizations in our community.
Central to our community’s creative energy are our Members, people who enjoy a deeper connection to Chicago’s innovators. Members receive free tickets and recognition year-round.
Since 2002, we have built a web of relationships with over 100 like-minded organizations who help us spread the word of our events and programs, and in turn, we do the same for them.
100% of our past 255 winners are still in business. Dozens have been acquired with exit values now totaling over $77 billion. They represent every industry, large company and small.