At the Techweek Conference this weekend, we’re announcing an exciting new contest for tech companies in the Chicago area – the Tech Top 10 Contest!
We’re looking to find the best tech companies to work for in Chicago and Illinois – is it your company? Read more about the TechTop 10 contest and how to enter below!
As mentioned in our recent blog, there’s a growing tech community in Chicago. Because of this, hiredMYway.com opened an office there early this year to help all the growing companies hire new talent. With that, we’re announcing our Tech Top 10 contest, looking to find the best companies to work for in Chicago!
What is the Tech Top 10?
Tech Top 10 accepts nominations for Illinois’ top technology companies, the community helps determine the final 10, and our panel of judges ranks the top 10 companies of the year to select one grand winner!
Of all Chicago/Illinois tech companies, we’re looking for the best place to work! Starting today, we are accepting nominations for the best tech company to work for in the Chicago area. A team of recruiters and entrepreneurs will evaluate all of the nominations and select the finalists, who will be entered into a community vote on the hiredMYway.com Facebook page. The Facebook vote will determine the top 10 companies and one grand prize winner will be chosen. The top tech company will receive a full company feature on hiredMYway.com, Crain’s Chicago Business Job Front, CBS Chicago Job Desk and a party hosted by hiredMYway.com.
Below is the list of contest rules and FAQs:
What are the qualifications for Tech Top 10?
- Core business model must revolve around a technology product or service
- Company must be at least 1 year old before June 22, 2012
- Company must have offices located in Illinois
- Company must employ at least 5 people
Who can nominate?
Anyone can nominate a tech company they believe stands out above the rest.
When do nominations begin?
Nominations begin June 22 – to nominate, visit hiredMYway.com’s booth at TechWeek or click here.
When do nominations close?
Nominations close on June 26 at the end of TechWeek.
Do we have to be nominated to be included in the community vote?
Yes, but you can self-nominate by clicking here and filling out the nomination form.
How does the contest work?
From June 22 – 26 anyone can nominate their favorite tech company by visiting hiredMYway.com’s booth at TechWeek or by clicking here.
Nominated companies will be notified via email and mail the week of July 9. These companies will have a chance to complete the Tech Top 10 Company Profile, which is due by July 31 to be considered for the community vote.
From these company profiles, our panel of judges will select the companies to participate in our community vote, which will launch on hiredMYway.com’s Facebook page on August 13 and go through August 26.
Based on the community vote and company profiles, our panel of judges will determine the Tech Top 10 and a grand winner that will be announced on August 29.
Who can fill out the Company Profile form on behalf of our company?
Any employee of that company is eligible to complete the Company Profile form.
Is there a cost to submit my company?
When are Company Profiles due?
Company profiles are due by July 31.
Who determines the Tech Top 10 and the grand winner?
The Tech Top 10, and ultimately the company that takes the cake, will be determined by a panel of judges, consisting of experienced recruiters and entrepreneurs, based on the results of the community vote and company profiles.
When is the voting period?
Voting begins on Monday, August 13, 2012 and ends at midnight CDT on Sunday, August 26, 2012.
What is the grand prize?
The top tech company will receive a full company feature on hiredMYway.com, Crain’s Chicago Business Job Front, CBS Chicago Job Desk and a party hosted by hiredMYway.com. Our writers will draft a full feature story, which will be displayed for a week on hiredMYway.com, Crain’s Chicago Business Job Front and CBS Chicago Job Desk. The winning company will also receive a party at the location of their choosing. Grand prize is valued at $7,500.
Do you think your company is the best of the best? Fill out the nomination here, and stayed tuned to the contest’s progress!
If you have any additional questions, post below or message us privately on our Facebook page.
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