A startup is limited to companies who are less than 5 years old.

Best Consumer Web Startup:

Best consumer focused app or website

Best B2B Startup:

Best business to business focused app or website

Best New Startup:

Best startup that is less than a year old

Startup of the Year:

Best overall startup

Best Social Impact Startup:

Best startup making a positive impact on society

Most Disruptive Startup

A startup revolutionizing an industry and creating the new normal


There are no company age limits for the headline awards

Digital Agency of the Year:

Best digital agency in Chicago

Best B2B Company

Best overall B2B tech company

Best Consumer Web Company

Best overall consumer web tech company

Best Office Space

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Best Company Culture

Company with best overall culture

Breakthrough Digital Company of the Year

A digital company who had a major breakthrough (growth, funding, acquisition, IPO, etc.) in the last year


Woman in Tech Award:

Female tech entrepreneur who has led her company to significant achievement, regardless of company size

CEO of the Year:

A CEO who has led his/her company toward significant achievement, regardless of company size