Momentum 2018

November 15TH, 2018

The 11th Annual Momentum Awards Dinner, hosted by 1871 and the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center, was held November 15th, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and honored the best and brightest of Chicago's tech community. The event celebrated Chicago's innovators, pioneers, and entrepreneurs and culminated in the presentation of five awards to leaders and companies that have made major contributions to the city's tech and startup ecosystem. 

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WHAT IS 1871?

The story of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 isn’t really about the fire. It’s about what happened next: A remarkable moment when the most brilliant engineers, architects and inventors came together to build a new city. Their innovations — born of passion and practical ingenuity — shaped not just Chicago, but the modern world. What started 140 years ago continues to this day.

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