Announcing Techweek100 Chicago 2016, presented by United Airlines and Loud Interactive
May 11, 2016
The Techweek team is thrilled to release Techweek100 Chicago 2016! Announced in each city leading up to our annual Techweek festival, Techweek100 ushers in a season to celebrate the tech community and its members for its recent successes and promising developments.
This year, Techweek100 Chicago 2016 includes many new and exciting honorees, selected by the Techweek team and community advisors. We would especially like to thank Howard Tullman (1871), Sonali Lamba (Brideside), and Ablorde Ashigbi (Pritzker Group Venture Capital) for their feedback in the selection process.
This year, we’ve refocused the prestigious award’s structure to reflect what our team has learned about the key roles needed to create a robust, flourishing innovation ecosystem. To highlight their unique and necessary contributions to the tech scene, Techweek100 2016 will be awarded in three categories: Ambassadors, Innovators, and Cultivators.
This year’s Ambassadors are an inspiring and diverse group of tech leaders, including Amanda Lannert (CEO of Jellyvision), Hardik Bhatt (CIO of the State of Illiniois), and Brad Serot (EVP Advisory & Transaction Service, CBRE).
The Innovators recognized in Chicago this year range from well established industry pillars – such as Avant, Trunk Club, and Sprout Social – to new additions, including HERE, BallotReady, and Pearachute. The wide-ranging set of industries represented by these Innovators speaks to the growing vitality of innovation in the city, which has garnered national as well as local attention in recent months.
Cultivators include Techweek100 pillars – such as 1871 and Hyde Park Angels – as well as new additions – like Girls Who Code – whose contributions continually push the community toward an exciting and more inclusive future.
The Techweek team congratulates all the Techweek100 Chicago 2016 honorees. We look forward to celebrating in person during Techweek Chicago from June 20-24, 2016
Take a look at the complete list here.
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