VIP Memberships

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Tickets: FOUR guaranteed spots to the following events throughout the year ($620 value), including:

  • Kick Off event on June 12 2014 at Catamaran Innovation Center — 400+ attendees ($80 value)
  • Past Winners Showcase on July 17 2014 at Red Frog Events — 300+ attendees ($80 value)
  • Media, Capital, & Talent Day on August 18 2014 at the Museum of Broadcast Communications — 300+ attendees ($80 value)
  • Nominee Reception on September 3 2014 at Park West— 800+ attendees ($80 value)
  • Chicago Innovation Awards on October 30 2014 at Harris Theater — 1500+ attendees ($200 value)
  • VIP Afterparty on October 30 2014 — 300+ attendees ($100 value)

Tickets: TWO guaranteed spots to the following events throughout the year ($310 value), including:

  • Kick Off event on June 12 2014 at Catamaran Innovation Center — 400+ attendees ($40 value)
  • Past Winners Showcase on July 17 2014 at Red Frog Events — 300+ attendees ($40 value)
  • Media, Capital, & Talent Day on August 18 2014 at the Museum of Broadcast Communications — 300+ attendees ($40 value)
  • Nominee Reception on September 3 2014 at Park West — 800+ attendees ($40 value)
  • Chicago Innovation Awards on October 30 2014 at Harris Theater — 1500+ attendees ($100 value)
  • VIP Afterparty on October 30 2014 — 300+ attendees ($50 value)


All VIP Members and Angel VIP Members will be recognized as Chicago innovation leaders:   

  • Recognition at all events
  • Recognition on the Chicago Innovation Awards website
  • Recognition announcements in the Chicago Innovation Awards newsletter

Memberships may be tax deductible. Consult your tax advisor for further details.

Corporate VIP Memberships and Corporate Angel VIP Memberships are available as well.  Email Luke@chicagoinnovationawards.com for details.  

For over a decade now, the Chicago Innovation Awards has been shining a spotlight on the most innovative products and services in the Chicago area. We would not be so successful without the support of passionate individuals like you. That is why we are thrilled to announce a new way for you to support our important work, while you become deeply connected to the creative energy of Chicago’s innovators.By joining as a VIP Member, you will enable the Chicago Innovation Foundation, the driver of the Chicago Innovation Awards, to build upon the momentum of the past decade by creating more educational, networking, and innovative programs and resources. With your gift, we can not only meet this demand, but also exceed expectations, while providing some great benefits to you.

2014 Angel VIP Members

Holly Barocio
Bob Dutzi
Russell Evans
Chad Gilles
John Krupnick
Michael Persico
Dave Phillipson
Patrick Sandercock
Tawfik Sharkasi
Mike Warren

2014 VIP Members

Ellen Barry
Cale Brady
Haydee Caldero
Andrew Campbell
Dianne Campbell
Scott Colter
Scott Cotter
Patrick Coveny
Eric Crowley
Grace Daigel
Paul Davidovitch
Darcy Evon
Brian Ferrentino
Sabrina Fesko
Kelli Garcia
Bob Girolamo
Scott Glickson
Shannon Grzywacz
Karen Kane
Katherine Kim
Dennis Kleper
Narendra Lingegowda
James Mark Jr.
Bill McHenry
Jon Morris
Barbara Olson
Jonathan Pasky
Lorenzo Pizarro
Kiran Ramineni
Dinesh Sheshadri
Wes Smithe
Lester Teichner
Srinivas Veeramasuneni
Ivy Walker
Keelin Wyman
Shayna Yagoda