Last week we opened nominations for Tech Madness 2017, our friendly competition that spotlights the Chicago tech ecosystem and helps determine who the city thinks will be the most valuable Chicago tech company in five years. In February, we’ll be announcing the 150+ finalists for the 2017 bracket and we’ll be hosting a kickoff event in March to reveal the final 64. Let us know who you think should make the list and submit a nomination! Nominations take roughly 90 seconds. (Here’s a complete breakdown of how the bracket works.)

Today, we’re officially opening Inno Insider tickets and announcing that the kickoff event will be held at the Chicago Sports Museum on Wednesday, March 8th from 6:00pm-9:00pm.

Tech Madness will feature game-day bites, a drink ticket, networking with the best in Chicago tech and admission to the Chicago Sports Museum with interactive exhibits and games! Be sure to grab your Inno Insider tickets today ($15) before prices jump or even worse, sell out!

Finally, if you’d like to align your brand with Tech Madness 2017, please email for sponsorship opportunities.

Get your tickets, submit your nominations and get ready to celebrate!

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