The Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center is holding a popularity contest and it’s possible you could win. Yes, the CEC is teaming up with the sixth annual Momentum Awards Dinner — “the one night where every member of the entrepreneurial community can come together to celebrate a year of accomplishments while setting the tone for the upcoming year” — to give particularly trail-blazing startups a shot at presenting on a special pitch night at 1871. The catch? Yup, you have to be a cool company. It’s going to be fairly obvious if you nominate yourself, but I’m sure you won’t be the only one doing so if you choose to. Just note that, well, that isn’t very cool.
You can nominate a company over on here. Good luck!
David Wolinsky is a freelance writer and a lifelong Chicagoan. In addition to currently serving as IFC’s comedy, film, and TV blogger, he's also a comedy-writing instructor for Second City and an adjunct professor in DePaul’s College of Computing and Digital Media. (He also co-runs a blog behind the DePaul class, DIY Game Dev.) 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. His first career aspirations were to be a game-show host.