Forged out of a partnership between Built In Chicago and New World Ventures, the first annual Moxie Awards has recently cropped up and will be taking place on June 21 at Park West on West Armitage Ave.
The ceremony will honor "Chicago's most innovative digital entrepreneurs for an evening of celebration."
But before there can be such revelry, it's time for you to do your civic duty by voting for the nominees.
You can vote for as many categories as you like, so if you have a strong feeling about who has the best beard in the startup community (like Logan Lahive or Seth Kravitz) but don't have an inkling on the tech woman of the year (like Jellyvision Lab's Amanda Lannert or SocialKaty's Katy Lynch), you can vote accordingly. Now, let's have a good clean fight!
If you're interested in partaking in an evening of celebration, put on your celebration galoshes and hop on over here to register.
David Wolinsky is a freelance writer and a lifelong Chicagoan. In addition to currently serving as an interviewer-writer for Adult Swim, he's also a columnist for EGM. He was the Chicago city editor for The Onion A.V. Club where he provided in-depth daily coverage of this city's bustling arts/entertainment scene for half a decade. When not playing video games for work he's thinking of dashing out to Chicago Diner, Pizano's, or Yummy Yummy. His first career aspirations were to be a game-show host.