2013 Top 100 Nominees

Advertising and Marketing

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G2 Crowd
G2 Crowd offers business software reviews and ratings. Enterprise technology buyers, investors, and analysts use the site to compare and select software based on peer reviews and synthesized social data.
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Kapow Events
Kapow Events curates pre-packaged events designed for client entertainment that can be selected online. They also help with ideation and offer tips and tools to execute events for their clients.
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SimpleRelevance
SimpleRelevance is a marketing service for businesses that personalizes emails to appeal to individual customers.
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Iris Mobile: Rich Media Messaging
Rich Media Messaging enables retailers to go beyond a simple 160 character text by sending richer content including images, audio and video to virtually every handset without the installation of any additional software.
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Shotfarm: Product Content Network
Shotfarm’s Product Content Network is a web-based platform that is well on its way to solving a $5B retail industry problem by centralizing the exchange of product content (images, videos, descriptions and specifications) between retailers and manufacturers. .
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LiveLab by Suite Partners Inc.
Suite invented and operates customized “digital media factories” (called LiveLabs) for brands providing and capturing live, interactive, experiential relationships between the brand and its most influential customers, generating unique and original content which is streamed live and then posted on networks like Facebook and YouTube.
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B2B Products

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Infinite Peripherals: Infinea Tab
The Infinea Tab enables store associates to scan bar codes and swipe credit cards from an iPad. The unit adds a magnetic stripe reader and a 1D or 2D barcode scanner with optional Bluetooth and/or RFID reader.
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Kuriyama of America: Voltbuster Industrial Hose
Voltbuster Industrial Hose is a ”No Static”, heavy duty material handling hose. Tigerflex™ Voltbuster™ is the only thermoplastic material handling hose that safely dissipates static charge, which can protect workers from many harmful effects of static charge.
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Middleby Marshall: Middleby Marshall WOW! Oven 636 and CTX DZ33
Kitchen of the Future is an innovative oven set meant for commercial use (such as in restaurants, etc.) that automatically calculates and monitors the time required to cook various foods in the oven.
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Motorola Solutions: HC1 Headset Computer
The Motorola Solutions HC1 headset computer is a wireless hands-free mobile computer worn on the head with a screen that rests just below eyesight. Using simple voice commands or head movements, it provides access to business critical documents, videos and photos.
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Optiva Signs: SpellBrite™ LED Signage System
SpellBrite LED Signs offer the brightness of neon in safe LED lights, with interchangeable letters, numbers and symbols for constantly customizable signs.

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The HallStar Company: SolaStay – The Premium Photostabilizer
A sunscreen ingredient that further reduces occurrences of skin cancer and slows the aging process by stabilizing the most powerful and popular UVA filter, avobenzone.
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B2B Software and Services

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AuctionsByCellular
AuctionByCellular automates silent auctions via all cell phones, giving bidders the ability to bid remotely. They also handle pre-registration, registration, on-site event help, equipment and payment.
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Branchfire, Inc,: iAnnotate
iAnnotate is an app which allows users to read, mark up and share documents and images on mobile devices. PDFs display quickly and accurately, just as they would on a desktop computer.
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Echo Global Logistics: RateIQ 2.0
RateIQ 2.0 provides the optimal carrier selections along with the total client rate in seconds. Version 2.0 is using a brand new pricing algorithm designed to provide savings for Echo clients.
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HICX Solutions, Inc.: Supplier Information Management
HICX Solutions offers a software that helps organizations manage their supplier information and processes. It automates the Supplier Information Management process by ensuring quick access to supplier information.
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kCura: Relativity Processing
Relativity takes the data shared between parties in a lawsuit and prepare it for review. Processing essentially converts electronic information from various mediums and sources into a uniform format that can be read and reviewed within Relativity.
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Ifbyphone: Voice-Based Marketing Automation
Ifbyphone enables marketing, sales, and support teams to build and update their own cloud-based interactive voice response (IVR) applications in minutes – no IT programmers needed.Visit their website
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KeyLimeTie: MojoBistro
MojoBistro helps restaurants develop a mobile app (for iPhone, Android, and Windows mobile) with its “do it yourself” platform. Integrated wizards navigate users through a series of questions to design and build a compelling interface.
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MarkITx: Enterprise IT hardware exchange
MarkITx is an online service that allows the market to determine the true value of used IT equipment, providing enterprise sellers a transparent view of the market, while allowing them to find the true value of their equipment and find buyers for the equipment they want to offload.
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Matchist
Matchist connects clients to freelance developers in the U.S. Freelancers are vetted and screened before being selected. Clients enter project descriptions, budget, and time frame; Matchist uses an algorithm to match developers to each project.
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Mattersight: Predictive Behavioral Routing
Mattersight’s Predictive Behavioral Routing automatically routes customers to the best available contact center agent based on the application of psychological behavioral models, creating the best personality pairing. It automatically routes calls by using proprietary algorithms that predict the best available agent to handle each specific caller based upon performance, personal strengths and behavioral characteristics.
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PreScouter: Technology Scouting
PreScouter is a technology scouting company that provides a curated search service that connects corporate innovators to new technologies. The firm, basically, matches the need of its large firm clients with the new and available products, innovations or ideas in the world.
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RECSOLU: Campus Recruiter Workflow
RECSOLU’s Convenience app (iPhone & iPad) is used by campus recruiters to manage candidates, resumes, assessment forms, and event logistics. Candidate information, resumes and forms flow to the Convenience app in real-time from the Collect app’s database.
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UL LLC: Product Safety DNA
The Product Safety DNA process identifies the safety critical attributes of a given product; those attributes that dictate whether or not a product complies with the requirements contained in UL’s published Standards. Those attributes are then stored in a structured format where they can be searched, sorted, linked and leveraged so as to unlock the power of that technical knowledge.
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Consumer Products

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BikeSpike
The BikeSpike is a hardware/software solution that helps you recover your bike if it gets stolen, notifies you if someone begins to tamper with it and sends an alert to key contacts if you’re in an accident.
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Bucketfeet
Bucketfeet are shoes that are designed by artists from over 30 countries around the world for men and women ages 18-35. Artists range from graphic designers in New York to street artists from Bogota.
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Ergonomic Tools Inc.: RoboHandle
A plastic extension that can be attached to poles of varying diameters to change the way that tools (such as rakes and broomsticks) are gripped, making them easier to use.
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Everpurse
Everpurse is the bag that charges your smartphone on the go. Each bag has a charging pocket that can charge a phone twice a day, and the Everpurse itself can be charged overnight on a charging mat.
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First Alert® Atom™ Smoke and Fire Alarm
First Alert’s Atom Smoke and Fire Alarms offer a micro design that can be discretely installed on any wall or ceiling. Several finishes are available. They are a fraction of the size of traditional alarms – only 1.5 inches in diameter while weighing 3 ounces.
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Mobiloc
The Mobiloc is an anti-theft bicycle lock that easily attaches to bicycles, mopeds, strollers, grills, etc. The lock’s case is made of reinforced steel, with a 6ft retractable cable allowing users to lock around almost anything.
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Moving Parts LLC: The X-Cube
The X-Cube is a logic puzzle, similar to a rubik’s cube but with 32 additional pieces, four extra layers and a shape-changing element.
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Nordic Auto Plow
The Nordic Auto Plow is a snow plow blade designed to be attached to the front or back of virtually any type of passenger vehicle. It is intended for non-commercial use to help users clear their driveways of snow.
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Smith Brothers Co.
Smith Brothers Co. has introduced several new cough drops. They include: Wild Cherry Daytime Drops with caffeine, Honey Lemon Nighttime Drops with melatonin and chamomile to help a user relax before bedtime, Warm Apple Pie Cough Drops that warm the throat, and more.
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Sound World Solutions: CS10 Bluetooth Series Personal Sound Amplifier
The CS10 is a personal sound amplification product (PSAP) designed for people who need help in certain difficult hearing situations but do not require a hearing aid. It is a Bluetooth-enabled adjustable amplification device with a rechargeable battery.
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ThermalStrike: Heated Luggage
ThermalStrike is an infrared heating technology within luggage that automatically brings the temperature inside of the bag up to 140˚F, in order to kill all life-stages of bed bugs.
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Consumer Services

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The 3D Printer Experience
The 3D Printer Experience is a retail store offering 3D printing services for both personal and corporate purposes, as well as educational workshops.
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Belly, Inc.
Belly is the leading loyalty platform in the country. Belly works with each business to design a customized, unique rewards suite. Using a tablet and single card or iPhone or Android app, customers can earn points towards rewards.
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Faspark: Street Parking Technology
Faspark is a street parking application that provides drivers with an optimized driving route along which they will find open street parking near their destination.
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Giveforward
GiveForward is a crowdsourced fundraising platform that helps individuals across the world raise money to cover medical expenses.
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Guaranteed Rate: Online Mortgage Application
Guaranteed Rate offers an online service that allows home buyers to get home loan approval in 15 minutes or less. This online mortgage application enables submission of a secure application, immediate access to their credit scores and automated underwriting.
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Hyatt Regency O’Hare: Hotel Mobile Check-In
Hotel Mobile Check In is an iPad application that was created by The Hyatt Regency O’Hare to facilitate the checking into the hotel at the airport or in the shuttle.
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Moxie Jean: Upscale Resale
Moxie Jean is an “upscale resale” service that sells like-new clothing that has been curated and merchandised to appeal to the more mainstream and aspirational moms. The clothing is organized and curated into an online marketplace.
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SceneTap
SceneTap is a technology company that uses facial detection technology to provide real-time foot traffic and demographic information to retail and hospitality businesses.
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Shiftgig
Shiftgig is a professional networking and employment community for the hospitality and retail industries. While other professional networking platforms are designed for finding talent among white collar professionals, Shiftgig focuses on restaurant, hotel and retail staffing.
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StyleSeek
StyleSeek is a personalized e-commerce site for lifestyle products. Each user creates a unique StyleDNA (style persona) that powers the recommendation engine.
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Vibes: Pass Manager
Pass Manager is mobile-phone wallet manager (especially passbook by Apple). It is meant for smartphone users. It helps in making the experience of using a phone wallet easier, due to its user-friendly platform and the dynamic features it offers.
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Education, Arts, and Athletics

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Chicago Public Library: Innovation Lab/Maker Space
The Maker Space Lab is a one-year project providing a free experimental space at the Harold Washington Library Center. The lab includes interactive technology and equipment, such as 3D printers. They provide structured programming, as well as open shop hours and collaborative workshops.
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Demibooks Inc.: Demibooks Composer iDeaf Project, South Africa with Picsterbooks
Demibooks Composer iDeaf Project, (South Africa with Picsterbooks) is a code – free platform that allows users to produce interactive book apps, directly on the iPad. This platform is being used by the company’s partner, Picsterbooks to produce iPad apps that teach deaf kids, who know sign language, how to read.
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Ingenuity Incorporated: Reintegrating the Arts into Chicago Public Schools
Ingenuity Incorporated is engaged in a public/private partnership with the Chicago Public Schools’ Department of Arts Education focusing on the reintegration of arts into Chicago’s public schools. The Creative Schools Initiative plan will be implemented over the next 5 years.
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JumpForward: The Compliance Toolbox
JumpForward is a software solution for college athletic departments. Features include: forms workflow which allows users to send customized forms electronically to get signed by multiple users, native mobile apps that allows coaches to recruit while on the road, a built in NCAA Rules Engine that warns coaches if they are about to violate NCAA Rules and portals for several different departments to log in to the same platform and share the same data.
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NCSA Athletic Recruiting: Verified ID
NCSA Athletic Recruiting’s Verified ID provides college coaches and recruiters third-party verified measurements and statistics about high school athletes. It functions as a one-stop shop for athletic measures per sport and athlete. NCSA makes this possible through partnerships and relationships with former college athletes.
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Energy and Environment

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Americana Environmental: Bulb Terminator
The Bulb Terminator is a reverse vending unit that accepts CFL (compact fluorescent) and fluorescent light bulbs in exchange for a store coupon, with the goal of keeping mercury out of out landfills. Upon receiving a bulb, the terminator crushes the bulb and removes the mercury through a heating process and constant negative air.
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AMP Americas: Compressed Natural Gas
AMP Americas is a company focused on displacing liquid fuels with compressed natural gas (CNG). It is building a network of fast-fill stations on major US highway corridors, developing unique financial programs to outfit fleets with CNG fueling systems and building renewable CNG plants that transform waste product (cow manure) into CNG.
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Chicago Department of Transportation: Cermak/Blue Island Sustainable Streetscape
The Cermak/Blue Island Sustainable Streetscape is a 1.5 mile walking tour demonstrating sustainable design techniques such as storm-water management, energy conservation and material recycling.
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JCESR
The Joint Center for Energy Storage and Research (JCESR) is a battery and energy storage hub with the goal of developing batteries five times more powerful and five times less expensive in five years. It is a collaborative effort among leading researchers and entrepreneurs, based at Argonne National Laboratory.
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Advanced Diamond Technologies: Diamonox® Technology
Diamonox® Technology is centered around a unique and innovative diamond technology. Diamonox Technology is becoming the solution for the environmentally friendly remediation and reuse of hard to clean wastewater. Since it eliminates the use of hazardous chemicals, it is becoming popular in industries such as fracking, oil extraction, refineries and ballast.
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Kenall Lighting: TekDek
TekDeks are lights for use in parking structures such that hazardous glare is reduced and the LED components are kept cool.
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LuminAID Lab, LLC: LuminAID light
The LuminAID light is a solar-powered, inflatable lamp that packs flat and inflates to create a lightweight and floating waterproof lantern.
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SiNode Systems
SiNode Systems developed a novel silicon based anode for lithium ion batteries.They use a solution chemistry process that can scale up to a continuous manufacturing line.
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Financial

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Anova Technologies: RFConnect
Anova Technologies is deploying the world’s first dual-spectrum, high availability, carrier-grade hybrid laser/millimeter wave network to bridge the world’s financial points of interest. Essentially, it provides a wireless connection between financial institutions (primarily focused on trading).
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Braintree/Venmo: Venmo Touch
Venmo Touch is a service that simplifies checkouts in outside mobile apps (such as Amazon, eBay, etc.) by saving credit and debit card information. When a user makes a purchase on a mobile app, they are given the option of selecting a pre-saved card (using the information stored by Venmo Touch outside of the mobile app) to finance the transaction.
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OptionMonster Holdings Inc./tradeMONSTER: tradeMONSTER Mobile
tradeMONSTER Mobile is the first mobile and tablet based full-fledged online trading platform and replicates all the award winning tools of tradeMONSTER’s desktop platform using HTML5 based patent pending technologies to create a unique trading experience “Anywhere, Anytime”.
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tastytrade: A Real Financial Network
tastytrade delivers 8-hours of live programming online during trading hours. tastytrade focuses on teaching investing for everyday people through entertaining and engaging content.
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Trading Technologies International, Inc: ADL™ (Algo Design Lab)
Algo Design Lab is a fully-visual programming platform that allows traders and programmers to design, test and deploy custom automated trading programs without writing a single line of code. Using drag-and-drop building blocks that offer design flexibility, ADL enables users to construct sophisticated trading programs.
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YCharts, Inc.: YCharts Pro Platinum
YCharts allows users to quickly view long- or short-term trends in a company’s fundamental data. In January, YCharts launched the Pro Platinum product to provide individual and institutional investors with more advanced data and more flexible options.
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Food, Nutrition, and Agriculture

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D’fine Sculpting & Nutrition LLC: D’fine Corporate Wellness Challenge
The D’fine Corporate Challenge Wellness Program is an on site program for employees at businesses that incorporates fitness, nutrition and stress management/work life balance.
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Farmedhere: Vertical Indoor Farming
Farmedhere is the largest indoor commercial vertical farm (plants are grown in vertically stacked grow beds) in the world. It grows organic produce and fish in its local, indoor facilities, which are then shipped within a 200 mile radius.
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FarmLogix, LLC: Farm to School and Plate Technology
FarmLogix is a national technology platform that connect a large farm network to schools, hotels and restaurants. Users place an online order from multiple farms and the products arrive on one refrigerated truck.
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Fooda
Using online technology, Fooda provides food from local restaurants to workplaces. Fooda works with companies to create a food program that gives their employees access to over 125 Chicago restaurants.
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Healthy Schools Campaign: Go for the Gold
Go for the Gold is a citywide partnership of Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC) and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to support Chicago schools in meeting the high school food, nutrition education and physical activity and education standards of the USDA’s Healthier US School Challenge.
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Peterson Garden Project
The Peterson Garden Project is a plot-to-plate resource organization dedicated to getting people to grow their own food. They run a network of community gardens, an educational program and donate food to pantries and nutrition programs.
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Protein Bar
Protein Bar is a go-to healthy chain of food bars for customers seeking food that is high in protein and fiber, low in refined sugar and saturated fat such as: salads, quinoa bowls, blended drinks, raw juices and Protein Bar-ritos.
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Retrofit: weight loss program
Retrofit is a weight loss program for busy professionals. It includes wireless monitoring of a client’s weight, activity and sleep, as well as private lessons with a registered dietitian, exercise physiologist and behavior coach.
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Industrial and Construction

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AKHAN Technologies, Inc.: Miraj Diamond Platform
The Miraj Diamond™ Platform consists of the combination of two newly developed diamond technologies — low-temperature nanocrystalline diamond deposition technology, developed at Argonne National Laboratory’s Center for Nanoscale Materials, and an efficient n-type semiconductor doping process developed by AKHAN Technologies.
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Chicago Tube and Iron: Jumbo Tube Laser for Precision Part Production
Chicago Tube and Iron has created an innovative laser technology that allows them to provide complex precision parts for customers in a wide variety of industries. This service is unlike a traditional laser that is used to cut flat steel like sheet and plate, as the laser at Chicago Tube and Iron cuts round objects like steel tubing and pipe in extremely large sizes.
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Jones Lang LaSalle: IntelliCommand
IntelliCommand offers 24/7 real-time remote monitoring and control of facilities. With IntelliCommand, equipment runs at peak efficiency while issues are addressed before they become failures and disrupt operations.
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Lend Lease: Intelligent Utility Construction
Lend Lease utilizes 3D modeling and simulation technologies on construction sites before excavation. It is a change in the preconstruction phase intended to confirm design assumptions, field conditions and the special geometry that impacts construction.
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Rabine Group: PrimeComposite Flooring
PrimeComposite is a revolutionary concrete that is the strongest and leanest flooring system in the world and is completely jointless. Their patented approach to concrete production uses high dosage-rate steel fiber reinforcement in a special high performance concrete formulation enhanced by proprietary chemicals which enables more than 50,000 square feet of completely jointless concrete.
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SIMIX Surface Solutions: Multi-Surface Floor Coating
The Multi-Surface Floor Coating is an easy to apply floor coating that creates a surface on which germs can’t grow. It does this by creating a a high pH surface with potassium silicate and titanium dioxide.
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Life Sciences, Medical, and Healthcare

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Healthbox
Healthbox is a startup accelerator that provides a platform to stimulate innovation in the healthcare industry. Healthbox finds, nurtures and invests in healthcare technology and technology-enabled startups that have the potential to scale within the industry and impact the future of healthcare delivery.
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HealthScape Advisors: Pareto Intelligence
This tool helps identify gaps/errors so that health insurance companies can identify where they might not be submitting the full risk of their population to the government for risk score purposes. The tool also helps forecast risk adjustment revenue/loss for health plans and compare what they budgeted to actual results.
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Life Spine, Inc.: Aileron Expandable Posterior Fusion System
During the natural aging process and normal “wear and tear,” conditions arise that lead to compressed nerves in the back that cause pain and/or damage. The Aileron implant, aimed to aid these back-related issues, is placed between the spinous processes for an indirect decompression to relieve the pressure on the cord and exiting nerve roots.
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Medical Home Network: MHNConnect
MHNConnect is a web-based portal that coordinates healthcare information across entities to benefit Illinois Medicaid beneficiaries. The portal provides both patient history and real-time data, giving care teams access to vital information.
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Molex: Capacitive Fluid-level Sensors
Molex capacitive fluid-level sensors ensure precise fluid-level measurements with greater accuracy and lower set-up costs than other technologies on the market. Designed with disposable sensors and reusable electronic circuitry, the new capacitive fluid level sensors are ideal for intravenous (IV) bags and other medical applications.
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MouseHouseApp
MouseHouse is an iPad + web application that allows researchers in the life-sciences research industry to track experimental data, health and complex breeding schemes of laboratory mice.
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Prevail Health Solutions: Vets Prevail
Prevail Health Solutions’ Vets Prevail website uses online tools to prevent and treat mental health disorders among veterans.
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Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc.: HEPARIN Sodium Injection, USP
Sagent pharmaceuticals developed clear and distinctive labeling for Herapin sodium injections. Because its packaging often looks like other medicines, it ranks in the top 10 for medication errors nationwide. They have implemented PreventIV Measures packaging and labeling on all products.
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SwipeSense
SwipeSense provides portable hand sanitizing dispensers for each healthcare worker (which are clipped onto scrubs), while using electronic sensors to provide digital, real-time data on hand hygiene.
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Non-profit, Social, and Civic

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A Better Chicago: Venture Philanthropy
A Better Chicago (ABC) brings venture capital principles to the nonprofit sector by identifying, and investing in and partners with high-performing nonprofits that are moving the needle for low-income Chicagoans.
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Alta Bicycle Share, Inc.: Divvy
Divvy is a bike share system for Chicago residents and visitors. It will have 400 stations and 4,000 bikes available throughout the city.
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AutonomyWorks
AutonomyWorks is designed to connect adults with autism with long-term employment (mostly doing “Process Execution” work). AutonomyWorks mobilizes, trains and manages these individuals. AutonomyWorks provides their Associates (clients of their services) with a custom-designed working environment that is optimally-suited to their unique needs.
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Chicago Innovation Mentors: Team Based Mentoring for Science Based Start-ups
The Chicago Innovation Mentors (CIM) provide team based mentoring for science based start-ups. CIM mentors offer a wide range of viewpoints based on diverse sets of expertise to help commercialize entrepreneurs’ new innovations.
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Cook County Bureau of Economic Development: Cook County Guaranteed Energy Performance Contracting
The County’s Guaranteed Energy Performance Contracting (GEPC) initiative will fund over $60,000,000 in facility upgrades to the Stroger Hospital Campus and the Corrections Complex without a tax increase or use of limited capital funds. The $60 million in savings to the County’s operating budget will pay for the improvements over a 20 year period, including the cost of financing.
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Diveheart: Scuba Therapy for Children with Autism
Diveheart is a program providing scuba diving education and experiences to children and adults with disabilities and wounded veterans. In the past year, they have collaborated with Midwestern University to expand their program giving individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) access to the therapeutic value of scuba diving.
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Girl Scouts of greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana: My Girl Scout Sash is an App
My Girl Scout Sash is an Android App that is a virtual pathway to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, allowing all girls anywhere to become a Girl Scout. My Girl Scout Sash is an App is the only virtual pathway to Girl Scouting in the world.
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Impact Engine
Impact Engine is a 16-week accelerator program that supports for-profit businesses addressing societal and environmental challenges. This is done by applying smart business principles to these problems.
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Portapure Inc: PureLives
PureLives is a patented gravity flow filtration system for in-home use for the 1 billion individuals around the world who lack access to clean drinking water. Water can be taken from any lake, river, or stream and made safe to drink by pouring water into PureLives.
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Zealous Good: Matching Platform for Donated Goods
Zealous Good is a web-based platform that connects individuals with excess goods to nearby charities who are in need of donations.
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