1871 Momentum Awards Finalists 2023

Certiverse announced as finalist for 1871's Momentum Awards in the Rising Star category.

We are thrilled to unveil the 30 finalists of this year’s 16th Annual Momentum Awards

These finalists were chosen from our impressive pools of nominees. After much deliberation, our esteemed judges have selected the top 5 founders, innovators, and tech companies for each award category that are disrupting their industries and paving the way for excellence in tech. 

Voting for 6 of our public awards closes on 08.11.2023. Learn more about each finalist below, and let us know who you think deserves to win the trophy and recognition by casting your votes!

The six award categories open to public voting include:

  • Rising Star
  • Momentum
  • CityLIGHTS
  • Outstanding Tech CEO
  • Industry Disrupter
  • Social Impact 

The 16th Annual Momentum Awards will be held on September 21, 2023, both in-person and virtually for an entire night of celebration and innovation. Stay tuned for ticket details so you can join us on this momentous occasion! 

And now without further ado, here are your 2023 Momentum Awards finalists!


Rising Star Award


Presented to an early stage company that is positioned to grow into a leader in its market.

Anthill AI, Inc. is an employee relationship management platform that enables employers to engage & retain their frontline associates on any kind of device in over 100 languages. Anthill is a team committed to partnering with organizations to unlock opportunities for their frontline workforce. For every team member, the first and most important goal is good, family-sustaining jobs for more frontline workers.

Certiverse puts certifications within reach by democratizing exam development and delivery. The revolutionary online platform uses industry-leading psychometric standards, intuitive machine learning, & asynchronous crowdsourcing from experts to quickly create rigorous, cost-effective exams. Certiverse is an industry innovator, empowering organizations to rapidly develop valid test content at scale; engage, expand, and diversify their pools of subject matter experts; and create exams with less environmental impact.

Ludex, LLC is a game-changing platform that revolutionizes the trading card collecting experience. Ludex has pioneered cutting-edge visual AI-scanning technology to provide a seamless and efficient solution for collectors. With Ludex, you can accurately and rapidly identify your cards, determine their market value, and discover the next steps for your collection. Ludex combines physical trading cards with the digital world for a seamless experience removing barriers for all collectors.

ReloShare, Inc. is an instant booking technology company that powers custom hotel and corporate housing reservation systems. In June 2021, ReloShare launched Safe Stays, a one-of-a-kind custom hotel booking site that provides social service agencies like domestic violence shelters & human trafficking response agencies the ability to book rooms at national hotel partners with complete anonymity via alias check-ins and no credit card or ID requirements.

Science on Call is a subscription-based tech support platform for restaurants that helps with POS, internet, Wi-Fi, online ordering & more. Science On Call has grown steadily over the last three years, gaining traction in the restaurant industry with its disruptive, affordable tech-support model. With the support of the local Chicago tech community, including investors, incubators, and support hubs like 1871 and GET Cities, the Science On Call team is positioned to scale quickly over the next year by targeting large restaurant group clients & continuing to improve its technology.

Vote for your fav Rising Star finalist! 

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