Chicago’s best tech businesses gathered at Park West to celebrate their accomplishments and honor the best in the industry on Thursday night at the Second Annual Moxie Awards. With nearly 100,000 votes placed and 21 individuals and organizations in the running, it was an exciting night. Last year Doejo had the honor of being Best Digital Agency at the first Moxie Awards.
And the winners of the Second Annual Moxie Awards are:
Best Consumer Web Startup: SpotHero
SpotHero allows drivers to search and book parking spots around town.
Best B2B Startup: Belly
If you’re a frequent diner, don’t forget to download this app. Belly is a customer loyalty program that allows users to gain points for their purchases at select businesses.
Best Healthcare Startup: GiveForward
When illness or injury occurs, leaving your friend or loved one with expensive medical bills, GiveForward can help ease the pain by paying for those bills through crowd-sourced funding.
Best Education or Recruitment Startup: eSpark Learning
Each student learns differently. eSpark Learning understands that and helps teachers create a plan for each student in order to make sure they get the best out of their learning experience through educational apps.
Mobile App of the Year: iAnnotate – Branchfire
This Branchfire app allows you to mark, share and view PDF, Word and PowerPoint files on your iPad or Android.
Best Civic App: Chicago Bike Map App
This map app is perfect for navigating the streets of Chicago on a bicycle. You can map out your own ride or follow one of the app’s suggested bike lane routes.
Best Bootstrapped Startup: Branchfire
Branchfire develops software and tools that make work easier, such as their iAnnotate app.
Best Startup Founders/Co-Founders: Marc Kiven, Mike Sands and Eric Lunt
This trio is part of BrightTag, an enterprise tag management platform.
Best Service Provider: SurePayroll
SurePayroll provides an online payroll service that is convenient and affordable, especially for small businesses.
Digital Agency of the Year: Rise Interactive
Rise Interactive is an Internet marketing company that uses innovative ways to keep businesses ahead of the game.
Tech Woman of the Year: Shradha Agarwal
Agarwal is the Chief Strategy Officer and Co-founder of ContextMedia.
Best Beard: Jim Shea
Shea is an applications engineer at Lyons Consulting Group.
Best Company Culture: Centro
Centro helps advertising agencies and publishers, large and small, increase the efficiency of their digital media operations.
Startup of the Year: Belly
Best Software Company: Sprout Social
Sprout Social is a social media software company aimed at providing easy management and engagement for social businesses.
Best Corporate Digital Innovation: Guaranteed Rate
Guaranteed Rate is a a home loan company that offers low rate/low fee mortgages and unparalled customer service.
Breakthrough Digital Company of the Year: Braintree
Braintree helps online and mobile businesses process credit card payments .
CEO of the Year: Mike Sands
Sands is the CEO of BrightTag, an enterprise tag management platform.