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Supporting Our Member Companies: Nominees of the Chicago Innovation Awards

September 7, 2016 was a night Chicago has chosen to showcase its innovative landscape by celebrating its most cutting-edge companies during the Chicago Innovation Awards Nominee Reception. The Chicago Innovation Award, which will be presented on October 25th, is Chicago’s answer to the many events one can find in Silicon Valley. The City believes that innovation in Chicago is just as good, if not better, than in Silicon Valley and they want to shed light on all of the pioneering companies that are driving the City’s success.

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Within the mix of admirable companies, the pride of Bunker Labs was featured during the event. Four of our member companies were each nominated. Each company brings certain uniqueness within their own respectable industry. Very disruptive in their own ways, each Bunker company brings character and pride that can only be found in a city like Chicago.

Akouba – Akouba provides community and regional banks an underwriting platform for small business loans.

Tribe – Tribe is client engagement software for high performance teams.  They help save you time planning, following up, and engaging with clients.

Rumi Spice – Rumi Spice is a social enterprise that provides high-quality, sustainably farmed saffron to global markets by sourcing directly from rural Afghan farmers in an economic partnership.

Suggesthat – Suggesthat believes in giving the highest form of video suggestions and recommendations to all consumers. They ensure that the content created is at its highest quality and most transparent state.


Join 1500 people as Chicago’s innovation community comes together to shine a bright light on the
creative spirit of Chicago by focusing attention on the most innovative new products and services
introduced in the region. The winners each year are innovations that uniquely fill unmet needs,
spark a competitive response in the marketplace, exceed market expectations, achieve financial
success, and improve people’s lives. They emerge from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.
Most importantly, the Chicago Innovation Awards remind us that innovation is thriving in the
Chicago region.

The 15th annual Chicago Innovation Awards will be held on Tuesday, October 25th from 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM CST.  You can find more information about the finalists at

Register for the event today!

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