Past Events

2014 CIA Recap

  • Chicago Innovation Awards

    Chicago Innovation Awards

    10/27/2015 at The Harris Theater


    The largest annual celebration of innovation in the Midwest. Chicago’s business and civic leaders come together to honor the creative spirit of the Chicago region by recognizing the most innovative new products and services introduced in the market.


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  • Nominee Reception

    09/09/2015 at Park West


    Considered to be the premier networking event in Chicago’s innovation community, every type of organization is present at our Nominee Reception, as we celebrate all nominees who launched a new product or service in our region.

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  • The Innovation Doctor Is In

    08/27/2015 at UI Labs


    A small group of expert innovation “doctors” will be put to the test when they are confronted by entrepreneurs seeking prescriptions for their business ailments and growth opportunities – all before a live audience.

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  • Media, Capital, & Talent Day

    08/27/2015 at UI Labs


    This half-day event features discussion with media, capital and workforce experts to help Chicago’s innovators answer three important questions: How do I gain awareness in the market place? How do I gain access to sufficient capital? How do I retain and attract talent?

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  • Past Winners Showcase

    07/23/2015 at Threadless


    The 2015 Past Winners Showcase, hosted at the offbeat office of Threadless, will feature a panel of innovators zoning in on a new topic for this year: “Fail…to Succeed”.

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