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Chicago Innovation Award Winner

Tovala

Winner in: 2017
Winning Product: Tovala Smart Oven and Tovala Meals
Winner Category: Up-and-Comer Award
Industry: Food and Entertainment

In 2015, David Rabie and Bryan Wilcox founded Tovala on a simple premise; busy people want an effortless way to eat delicious, healthy home-cooked meals. By combining an internet-connected steam oven with meals prepared by world-class chefs, dinner is as easy as scanning a barcode. Based in Chicago, IL, Tovala won the New Venture Challenge at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in May 2015, completed Y Combinator in March 2016, and began shipping across the U.S. in May 2017. At launch, The Wall Street Journal said: “Tovala turns out super-fast, consistent restaurant-quality meals, making it the first connected kitchen device with real mass appeal.”

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