MODOBAG Named Chicago Innovation Award Winner
Chicago, IL – (October 26, 2016) Modobag, the revolutionary new concept in rideable carry-on luggage, has been named a winner of the 15th annual Chicago Innovation Awards, the largest annual celebration of innovation in the Midwest. Modobag received the Up-and-Comer Award, given to innovative companies whose products and services demonstrate great potential in the marketplace.
More than 600 companies were nominated for the awards, which were narrowed down to 100 finalists. Winners were announced at an event held at The Harris Theater on October 25, where Chicago’s business and civic leaders came together to honor the creative spirit of the Chicago region by recognizing the most innovative new products and services introduced in the market.
“To be recognized by our peers in the entrepreneur and technology community is a tremendous validation of Modobag,” said Founder Kevin O’Donnell. “And, it confirms our belief that Chicago is home to a thriving ecosystem of innovation that is literally changing the way people live, work and play. We are proud to be a part of this dynamic community.”
“Local innovators continue to illuminate the Chicago region as a growing hotbed of creative activity that cuts across all sectors and industries,” said Tom Kuczmarski, co-founder with Chicago journalist Dan Miller of the awards. “Every winner of the Chicago Innovation Awards demonstrates how a unique solution to an unmet need can bring transformative impact in the marketplace.”
The Chicago Innovation Awards are a year-long series of events and activities designed to celebrate innovation in the Chicago region, educate people and organizations about the principles of innovation, and connect the corners of the economy by building relationships that strengthen companies, grow the economy and create jobs. For more information, visit www.chicagoinnovationawards.com.
Modobag combines the function of a standard suitcase with the innovation of personal mobility to create the world’s first motorized carry-on that you can ride. Perfect for savvy travelers, on-the-go business professionals, college students and urban day trippers, Modobag gets travelers to their destination three times faster than the average walking speed. For more information on MODOBAG, visit www.modobag.com.