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Supporting our winners beyond the award


To support the growth of Chicago Innovation Award winners through ongoing connection-making and year-round promotion.

Recognizing Innovators

  • Recognition at events
  • Winners Hall of Fame on website
  • "Where Are They Now" updates
  • Mentions on Social Media

Building Connections

  • Targeted connection making with resources based on winners' needs
  • Winners Connection Group on LinkedIn to foster peer-to-peer relationships

Creating a community

Winning a Chicago Innovation Award is not a moment in time. It is an entry into a community of innovators who are driving the Chicago region forward.

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100% of 230

past winners are still in business.

$1.2 Billion

have been invested in winners AFTER receiving their award.

$77 Billion

in exit value of 37 Past Winners.

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