Who is Chicago’s Startup of the Year? [Poll]

Chicago startups can celebrate a lot of success and a wealth of a startup ecosystem from which to draw support. On Thursday, August 20, you’re going to want to join the community to find out who’s moving, who’s shaking, who’s investing, who’s hiring, and who is Chicago’s Startup of the Year.

It’s all happening at WeWork – Fulton Market as we host our Chicago Startup of the Year Competition & Mixer as part of the Tech.Co Celebrate Startup Tour. The event will last from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM and will feature some of Chicago’s most promising startups.

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In addition to all of the community connections you can make by attending a Tech Cocktail Mixer, the connections you can make with the event sponsors can lead to getting your most important customers, partners, and even investors. Come meet sponsor Saper Law, an IP, Entertainment, Social Media, and Business Law Firm catering to creative individuals and innovative business organizations

Also, we are thrilled to welcome Troy Henikoff, Managing Director for Techstars Chicago, who will be our guest emcee. You know you’ve got to be here!


Now, it’s time to vote. Tell us who is Chicago’s Startup of the Year?

AGH – Gradis: unique offer for outdoor lighting market, complex solution, supporting both the design phase and dynamically controlled operation.

AirView: Get videos of what you want, when you want, from drones without having to own your own by using AirVIew’s Drones on Demand!

BRAND: You work to earn money, so you can do the things that you love. What if you could earn money for doing those things? Would you do it? #Brand

Caysh: is a memorable, social, mobile alternative to gift cards.

Dabble: Because where else can you “dabble” in a one-time BYOB knife throwing class?

FireStrike Industries LLC: is advancing fire protection to the 21st century through our autonomous fire extinguisher.

KnowledgeHound: The google of market research – big data for survey data. Finally an innovation that will rock the boring market research industry.

Luna Lights: is an automated lighting system that uses cloud based data analytics to reduce the risk of falling for older adults.

Maestro: is a smart countertop appliance that cooks a fresh, complete meal by itself in under 10-30 mins – think “Keurig for Food”!

Quickly Legal: is the Smarter, Simpler Way to Create, Sign and Manage Legal Documents.

RaPID Medical Technologies: protects patients and hospitals from retained surgical items (RSI) after surgery through the use of pattern matching for RSI detection.

SYMGYM: a revolutionary resistance based game controller & exercise device, transforms game play & exercise into an interactive experience.

Spacii: Connecting people with storage needs to others in the area with extra space. Think Airbnb for self-storage.

TurboAppeal Services, LLC:  is a technology company that leverages big data analytics in order to generate accurate, evidence based tax appeals.

XLR8:customizable API, called XLR8 Connect, can be embedded into any site in any vertical to match users based on any criteria.


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Julia Fischer is the Director of Operations at Tech.Co. Communicating with sponsors, partners, and startups is how Julia keeps the Tech.Co and Tech Cocktail mission on track.
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