CityLIGHTS Award

Please note: This template is solely to help nominators prepare the content for their submissions. To qualify, all complete nominations must be submitted through the online form at

Nominations will open Tuesday, May 28 and must be submitted no later than Wednesday, June 12, 2023.

CityLIGHTS Award:

Presented to the growth-stage company, (more than $25 million in revenue) that, through innovation in products, services, or business model, has grown to become a serious competitor in the marketplace and serve as a beacon to the Chicago tech community.

Judging & Award Criteria:

  1. Industry, regional, or national reputation
  2. Proven track record of long-standing partnerships with customers, as demonstrated by customer retention that exceeds industry norms
  3. Investment in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts and commitment to advancing the STEM pipeline in Chicago

This category is open to technology companies only. Entrant companies must be located in, or have their North American HQ based in, Illinois in order to qualify.


Nomination Questions:

Are you nominating yourself/your company or someone else/a different company? 

  • Myself/my company
  • Someone else/a different company

About the Nominator (you) [Required]:

First Name:

Last Name:




LinkedIn URL

About the Nominee [Required]:

Nominee Company:

Nominee Company Address:

Nominee Company Website:

Nominee Contact Name:

Nominee Contact Title:

Nominee Contact Email:

Nominee Company Twitter Handle:

Which Momentum Award would you like this submission to be considered for? 

Number of Employees at Nominee Company [Required]

Fewer than 50 employees

50-125 employees

126-250 employees

251-500 employees

500+ employees

 Is the nominee company led by a person from an underrepresented group? [Required] 


Tell us about the nominee company (i.e. elevator pitch or boilerplate) (500 Words or Less) [Required]

In two sentences, why should the nominee be an award-winner? Please focus on one or two ideas that differentiate your nominee from others. (if chosen as a finalist, this will be displayed on the public voting page. If submitting more than one nomination, please include two sentences for each) [Required]

Nomination Paragraph: Please speak specifically to the three criteria for this award (500 Words or Less) [Required]

Are there any articles, web pages or honors about your nominee that support their nomination? 

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