The 16th Annual ITA CityLIGHTS program honors companies and individuals whose innovation and success drive growth in the technology industry and Illinois

itacitylights-finalist15-300x250Maven Wave has been selected as a finalist for Illinois Technology Association’s 2015 ITA CityLIGHTS Rising Star Award! Maven Wave has experienced rapid growth over the last couple of years, landing a top spot on the Crain’s Chicago Business Fast Fifty the last 2 years in a row. Our growth has been driven by our ability to develop innovative solutions for our clients and our strategic partnership with Google, which has opened new doors for opportunities related to our apps, analytics, and user experience services.

The winners for each of the eight categories will be announced at the ITA CityLIGHTS Awards on Thursday, September 17 at Morgan Manufacturing in Chicago. Each year, ITA CityLIGHTS Awards attracts more than 650 people from 400 organizations including business owners, investors, legislators and policymakers.

Winners will be determined by composite score (50 percent judges; 50 percent community voting) in all categories except the CityLIGHTS Award, which is determined solely by the ITA Board of Directors.

A panel of accomplished judges representing the Who’s Who in Illinois technology reviewed nominations to select the finalists. This year’s judges hail from major organizations including Google, Optiver, Sprout Social, Groupon and World Business Chicago, among others.

“Maven Wave is honored that the judges of the 16th Annual ITA CityLIGHTS Awards have recognized our innovation, growth, and achievements by selecting us as a finalist for this year’s Rising Star Award. We’re in good company among this group of finalists, and we look forward to the September 17 event.”

“Our CityLIGHTS Awards is all about showcasing great companies and individuals, doing extraordinary things,” said ITA CEO Fred Hoch. “Having Maven Wave in this year’s finalists’ pool proves just that.”

About the Illinois Technology Association

The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) is a business services organization dedicated to growing technology companies. ITA provides strategic programming, consulting and resources, enabling its members to grow, build and elevate their business. For more information, visit, follow @ITAbuzz on Twitter or find us on LinkedIn.

ITA Contact: Michelle Cox, +1.312.924.1044,

Maven Wave Contact: Jessica Wesley, +1.312.878.4100,

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