Past Events

2015 CIA Recap

  • Nominee Reception

    Nominee Reception

    09/07/2016 at Park West


    Join us and hundreds of the region’s innovators who have been nominated for the 2016 Chicago Innovation Awards. This annual celebration brings together those who are pioneering innovation with brand new products, services and processes — meet them all at the Nominee Reception.

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  • The Innovation Doctor Is In

    The Innovation Doctor Is In

    08/25/2016 at TBD


    Think “Shark Tank” meets a trip to the doctor’s office… A small group of expert innovation “doctors” will be put to the test when they are confronted by entrepreneurs seeking prescriptions for their growth challenges – all before a live audience – and you get to be the “physician’s assistant!”

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  • Chicago Innovation Summit

    Chicago Innovation Summit

    07/21/2016 at Chicago Symphony Orchestra


    The Chicago Innovation Awards, in partnership with the Executives’ Club of Chicago, is bringing together leaders from a variety of industries and disciplines to discuss how they apply innovation in their respective fields.

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  • Celebrating Women in Innovation

    Celebrating Women in Innovation

    05/18/2016 at Wintrust’s Grand Banking Hall


    Join us on May 18th as we  discuss  how inclusivity unlocks innovation at our companies and in our city.

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  • Past Winners Showcase

    Past Winners Showcase

    04/13/2016 at Google


    Our annual Past Winners Showcase will feature past winners discussing how they created businesses valued at near or over $1 billion! We will be hosting this event in partnership with the Young Leaders Committee of The Economic Club of Chicago, one of the city’s premier business and civic leadership groups, at the new Google office in the West Loop. Seating is limited to the first 250 guests with the event targeted towards executives and senior managers.

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