2016 Moxie Awards: Best New Startup

May 17, 2016

Built In Chicago’s Moxie Awards are back, and this year we’re celebrating Chicago’s cream-of-the-crop digital technology companies like never before. Check out the finalists for Best New Startup, and be sure to vote for your favorite here

To see which company comes out on top, mark your calendars for June 16 at Morgan Manufacturing. We’ll meet you there. Get your tickets now— you won’t want to miss out!

Best New Startup

DRIVIN sources, acquires, delivers, and markets used-cars for dealer partners through data and technology — saving time and increasing profitability. Growing to 80 employees in 10 months, DRIVIN is now in five markets across the U.S. They had a 2,000 percent year-over-year increase in transaction count. DRIVIN partners with auto leaders such as Black Book and AutoCheck.

Since launching in April of 2015, OfficeLuv has consistently grown revenues by more than 35 percent MoM while increasing the team from two to 80 employees. Through our platform, we provide a customized cleaning service, automated supply replenishment and other essential office services for over 200 companies throughout Chicago.

We're helping high-growth employers like UpRight Law and the member companies of our partner, 1871, attract and retain top talent. ​We've partnered with U.S. Congressman to introduce new legislation that would help our clients; collaborating with top universities, brokers and service providers. We were named the winner of YPO Innovation Week and named one of Built In Top 50 Startups to Watch 2016.

Pearachute is on a mission to help parents and children spend more meaningful time together. In the 2.5 months since launch, members have gone to 3,300 classes, and we’ve generated $30,000 in revenue for local businesses. We’re opening a second city this summer and will be in four cities by year's end.

In the past year, Tovala won the New Venture Challenge and graduated Y Combinator. After YC, we brought the company and our experience home to Chicago to complete a $255,000 Kickstarter campaign and acquire over 1,000 new pre-order customers. In that year, our team quadrupled from two to eight, with seven of us coming from the top three Illinois universities.

Want to give one of these companies some loving? Vote for them here