The Momentum Awards are an annual celebration hosted by 1871
and the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center. It is the city’s most anticipated
digital technology event of the year and celebrates Chicago’s extraordinary
The Momentum Award recognizes companies that are on track to
become the next great companies to emerge in Chicago.
The Rising Star Award, in particular, is for
newer startups that have shown a potential to grow into industry leaders and an
ability to succeed in their field already.
This year, Chicago Connectory member, Proxfinity, is one of
four finalists nominated for the Momentum Rising Star Award. Proxfinity started with a mission of enhancing social
interactions and fundamentally changing the way people use technology to
connect. To achieve this mission, they created a technology that emphasizes
in-person connections, enhances face-to-face communications, and gets people
talking again. Their platform of wearable products also advances their mission
by visually connecting people based on proximity and affinity.
They work with CMO's, HR executives, innovation teams and
corporate meeting planners to deliver real-time face-to-face interaction and metrics
to drive informed decision making, new insights on human capital decisions and
the ability to close the engagement gap.
Good luck to the Proxfinity team! The winners for the
Momentum Rising Star Award and the Momentum Award will be announced at the 12th Annual
Momentum Awards on September 19th.