MODOBAG® Joins Chicago Mayor to Ring Nasdaq Closing Bell

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MODOBAG® Joins Chicago Mayorto Ring NASDAQ Closing Bell

Chicago, IL – (March 27, 2017) Modobag®, the revolutionary new concept in rideable carry-on luggage, joined Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and winners of the 2016 Chicago Innovation Awards in New York today to ring the closing bell on the NASDAQ Stock Market. The event was organized to emphasize the surge of innovation that is taking place in Chicago.

“The world’s leading innovators list on NASDAQ, so Modobag was in the company of technology giants today,” said Kevin O’Donnell, founder of Modobag. “Aside from the symbolism, we had the opportunity to introduce NASDAQ officials and technology traders to how Modobag is changing the way the world travels. We came away with a tremendous amount of positive feedback as we enter the home stretch of bringing our product to market.”

“This annual event is an excellent example of how the Chicago Innovation Awards celebrates the spirit of innovation in organizations across all industries, sizes and sectors,” said Tom Kuczmarski, co-founder of the Chicago Innovation Awards.

“We congratulate Modobag for winning the Chicago Innovation Awards, and applaud their commitment to innovation,” said Dan Miller, fellow co-founder.

Modobag won the Up & Comer Award for new technology innovation at the 2016 Chicago Innovation Awards. Established in 2002, 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

About Modobag®
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

"Modobag® is one of the most innovative and exciting advancements to hit the travel industry since rolling suitcases were introduced in the 1970's. I have test driven the Modobag® at heavily-trafficked airports, including O'Hare, JFK and LaGuardia. From the first-time traveler to the veteran flight attendant, there is widespread agreement that Modobag® will help make travel more functional and fun. Where once travelers had to run through the airport with heavy gear to catch connections they can now get where they need to be on time, on their Modobag®." -Kevin O'Donnell