Past Events

2014 CIA Recap

  • Kickoff


    06/17/2015 at Chicago Children’s Museum


    Join us in kicking off the 2015 innovation season and learn the secrets to winning a Chicago Innovation Award while connecting with our community of sponsors, judges, past winners, and local innovation leaders.

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  • 2015 Un-Gala

    2015 Un-Gala

    05/20/2015 at Morgan Manufacturing


    Join us for our annual Un-Gala as we illuminate innovation in Chicago!

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  • Celebrating Women in Innovation

    Celebrating Women in Innovation

    05/07/2015 at Red Frog Events


    Four organizations partner together to present the first-ever Celebrating Women in Innovation event on May 7th. Join the Chicago Innovation Awards, the Women’s Business Development Center, ARA (Attract, Retain, and Advance Women in Tech) and Blue Sky Innovation as we collectively celebrate women who are paving new paths.

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  • Invent and Re-Invent Yourself

    Invent and Re-Invent Yourself

    04/07/2015 at IIT Stuart School of Business


    Learn the secrets of inventing and re-inventing yourself at this panel event, where we will also be awarding cash scholarships to student innovators

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  • Ringing of the NASDAQ Bell

    Ringing of the NASDAQ Bell

    03/23/2015 at


    On March 23rd, 2015, the winners of the 2014 Chicago Innovation Awards will gather in Times Square to ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell. This is the only such NASDAQ event where a single city is represented on the platform by a collective of companies.

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