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Chicago Innovation Award Winner


Winner in: 2017
Winning Product: Boombox Chicago
Winner Category: Neighborhood Award
Industry: Civic and Education

Boombox is Chicago’s first pop-up storefront constructed from an upcycled shipping container available for a variety of retail, cultural, community, and marketing experiences. Boombox entrepreneurs innovate at the small scale through this unique space to understand new audiences, realize new markets, and activate their community. Our locations anchor neighborhood commercial corridors across Chicago and can create a comprehensive social enterprise to transform vacant urban spaces as part of redeveloping neighborhood innovation districts. Vacant sites from land to public plazas to transit stations can be repurposed into markets that allow Boombox to bridge the gap between “startup and storefront” for small business in Chicago. 

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