August Recap

Chicago Innovation Award Winners

Ring the NASDAQ Bell

Celebrating the winners of the Chicago Innovation Awards on national TV in Times Square for 10 years running, Chicago remains the only city in the country that is invited to ring the Nasdaq Bell each year.

Chicago Foundation IN-GALA Raises

$225,000 with 200 in Attendance

The event supported our Women's Mentoring Co-op, Chicago Student Invention Convention and Ageless Innovators programs. Brad Keywell, Glen Tullman, Amanda Lannert, and John Rogers were inducted into the Chicago Innovation Hall of Fame.



Innovation in Action:

The Future of Transit in Chicago



Nominee Celebration


Join innovative thinkers for an ideation session focused on the future of transit in Chicago on 9/24 from 9am-11am.


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Chicago On Innovation

200+ videos showcasing innovation experts!

News from the Chicago Innovation Ecosystem

Executive Director Luke Tanen on WBBM Newsradio's

Entrepreneurship Friday talks about the Chicago Student Invention Convention.

Co-founder Tom Kuczmarski being honored with the 2021 Trailblazer Award at The Village Chicago's annual gala on 9/21.

We are thrilled to welcome Alex Milinazzo as our new Manager of Mentoring and Inclusion Programs.

Our very own Susan and Tom Kuczmarski received a Silver Medal of the Living Now Evergreen Book Medals in the Personal Growth category for their book “Lifting People Up,” and we are so proud! 

Women's Mentor Co-op Alumna Sarah-Eva’s

Startup, Floracracy has been named #1 Customized Floral Experienced by Business Insider. To celebrate, send flowers through Floracracy and 10% of your purchase will be donated to support the Women’s Mentor Co-op.

Join SIM Chicago, AITP-Chicago and The Executives' Club of Chicago Thursday, September 23 at 5:00 pm as we announce the Finalists of the 2021 CIO of the Year Awards with a special presentation by Tom Kuczmarski, Co-Founder, Chicago Innovation Awards.

Chicago Innovation teams up with the Chicago Cubs and Wintrust to launch a new initiative to support minority entrepreneurs in Chicago.

We're excited to launch a new website for the Chicago Student Invention Convention!

Previous Chicago Innovation Awards winner, Jiobit is acquired by a San Francisco tech firm.

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