101 Top Illinois Events Companies and Startups of 2021

June 7, 2021
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This article showcases our top picks for the best Illinois based Events companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Events industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top Illinois Events Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

PartySlate

PartySlate

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PartySlate is the first digital platform designed specifically for event professionals for a better way to showcase their work.

Gamerjibe

Gamerjibe

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Immersive events platform for the digital generation

Gamerjibe

Eved

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Eved is an event commerce company built by event experts for event experts.

Gamerjibe

Kapow

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Kapow connects companies with venues to book unique client events online in real-time

Gamerjibe

Crafty

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Crafty is a food and drink company that helps offices craft better workplaces with food, beverage, events, and alcohol management.

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EVENTup

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EVENTup is the #1 destination to find and book venues.

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PushCoin

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PushCoin is a digital wallet for students and payments hub for K-12 public and private schools.

Gamerjibe

Gesture

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Gesture works to organize events that maximize revenue in silent auctions, direct donations, and live auctions.

Gamerjibe

Vivid Seats

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Vivid Seats operates as an online ticket marketplace that connects fans with event ticket sellers.

Gamerjibe

Technori

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Technori is a media platform for startups.

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Tagkast

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Tagkast is a photo marketing platform to help event marketers increase social reach and capture consumer data

Gamerjibe

FanFueled

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FanFueled Engagement Systems empower brands to build, congregate, mobilize and monetize fan communities.

Gamerjibe

M0VE Mobile Application

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M0VE Mobile Application partners with night life businesses in selected cities and provides its users with event updates.

Gamerjibe

BigMarker

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Full-stack webinar hosting, marketing & automation platform

Gamerjibe

Cambium Networks

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Cambium Networks is a global provider of wireless broadband solutions that connect the unconnected.

Gamerjibe

Gaggle

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Gaggle offers cloud-based learning management system for the K-12 market.

Gamerjibe

TicketsNow

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TicketsNow is an event ticket resale marketplace where fans of live entertainment buy and sell tickets.

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Expo

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Expo is an online event management software company.

Gamerjibe

Storymix Media

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Storymix Media is a crowdsourced automated video creation platform for digital agencies and content marketers.

Gamerjibe

Aidhenscorner

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Aidhen’s Corner provides busy parents with educational and fun activities for their kids.

Gamerjibe

Vintage Confections

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Vintage Confections specializes in custom lollipops, corporate branding, and gifts.

Gamerjibe

Techweek

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A technology conference and festival with a mission to celebrate and enable innovation ecosystems throughout North America.

Gamerjibe

BarPass

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BarPass is a digital bar promotion platform that allows after-work professionals to receive exclusive deals at the bars and restaurants.

Gamerjibe

BCD Meetings & Events

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BCD Meetings & Events energize and streamline the business of meetings and events.

Gamerjibe

Flowers for Dreams

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Flowers for Dreams designs and sells locally crafted flower bouquets online. Every bouquets benefits charity.

Gamerjibe

PromoShare

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PromoShare is a platform that empowers event producers and sports teams to transform their biggest fans into ticket selling ambassadors.

Gamerjibe

RSVPify

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RSVPify is a leading event management and ticketing platform, powering millions of events around the globe.

Gamerjibe

Entertainment Cruises

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Entertainment Cruises is the nation’s leading harbor cruise company.

Gamerjibe

Eshow

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Eshow is an event management solutions

Gamerjibe

Campus Consortium

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Campus Consortium is a leading education association with more than 37,000 higher education institutions and K-12 school district members.

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SinLabel

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Sin Label is a Chicago-based company that empowers the electronic dance music industry through social interactions.

Gamerjibe

Smith, Bucklin & Associates

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SmithBucklin Culture is the foundation upon which we strive to create value for our client organizations.

Gamerjibe

Trytn

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The most reliable activity reservation system for tour operators.

Gamerjibe

Xtreme Xperience

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Xtreme Xperience makes the world’s best exotic cars accessible for everyone to enjoy on real racetracks.

Gamerjibe

InProduction

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InProduction are the industry leader in the design and execution of scalable event seating, staging, and scenic solutions.

Gamerjibe

Elite Personal Chefs

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Elite Personal Chefs is a personal chef, diet consulting, and private events company.

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Bonfire Live

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Bonfire Live is an artist-centric platform that sparks connections between artists and fans to create the magic of a live show, virtually.

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EvolveHer

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EvolveHer is a centralized hub that aggregates resources, tools & best in class events to advance women personally & professionally.

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PechaKucha

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PechaKucha is a communication platform that connects people through concise, visual storytelling.

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CEP

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CEP offers exhibition needs for trades shows and management, point of sale, corporate showrooms and retail interiors.

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Clarity Group

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Clarity Group specializes in healthcare incident reporting / adverse event software, patient safety, PSO, risk-quality-safety

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MTG Media Group

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MTG Media Group is a publishing company specializing in food articles and recipes.

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Tribune Publishing Company

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Tribune Publishing Company is a printing company that provides cold-web offset printing services.

Gamerjibe

Event Source

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Event Source provides a collection of linen, furniture, and accessory rentals.

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3D Exhibits

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3D Exhibits is an event management company located in Schaumburg.

Gamerjibe

Bump Club and Beyond

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Bump Club and Beyond is community connecting parents and parents-to-be with the best resources, products and each other BOTH online.

Gamerjibe

Selenium Conference

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The Selenium Conference is a volunteer-run, non-profit event presented by members of the Selenium Community.

Gamerjibe

Czarnowski

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Czarnowski full-service exhibit and event marketing company .

Gamerjibe

PRA Business Events

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PRA Business Events operates as an event management firm.

Gamerjibe

BBJ Linen

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BBJ Linen is a special event linen rental industry.

Gamerjibe

CIOsynergy

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CIOsynergy provides a unique platform to bring together the true visionaries of enterprise IT leadership.

Gamerjibe

Production Plus

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Production Plus offer decades of experience from skilled event planning specialists.

Gamerjibe

CTI MEETING TECHNOLOGY

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CTI MEETING TECHNOLOGY is an abstract management and presentation management software for the World leading associations.

Gamerjibe

Kerasotes Theatres

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Founded in 1909 with a single storefront nickelodeon, Chicago-based Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres.

Gamerjibe

Proxfinity

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Inspire Conversations. Measure Results.

Gamerjibe

Ethnic.Events

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An up and coming service and app that connects you with curated ethnic events and experiences in your city.

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Pinpoint

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Pinpoint is a private social networking application that allows you to create events, share locations and pictures.

Gamerjibe

OnPeak

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OnPeak provides hotel accommodations solutions for conferencing, trade show housing and event management sectors.

Gamerjibe

SpeedNetworking.com

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Professional Networking, Targeted Networking, SaaS, Events, Event Management, Software

Gamerjibe

Blue Plate Catering

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Blue Plate Catering provides food services for events and weddings.

Gamerjibe

Marquee Event Group

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Marquee Event Rentals is a premier provider of event services for weddings, corporate, festivals and themed events.

Gamerjibe

Hyperlocal

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Event Intelligence Platform

Gamerjibe

Chicago Venture Summit

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Chicago Venture Summit is an event that showcases the best early-stage tech companies in the Midwest.

Gamerjibe

RAM Racing

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RAM Racing is an events services company that offers event planning and management services.

Gamerjibe

FLIG, LLC

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FLIG, LLC is a platform for an industry-curated community, where talented people come together to create memorable experiences..

Gamerjibe

Ravinia

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Ravinia is a not-for-profit & outdoor music festival just north of Chicago.

Gamerjibe

React Presents

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React Presents is a producer and promoter of 250+ electronic dance music (“EDM”) events, festivals, clubs, concerts.

Gamerjibe

The Founding Moms

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The Founding Moms is a collective of offline masterminds and online resources that helps mom entrepreneurs build better businesses.

Gamerjibe

M&M The Special Events Company

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M&M The Special Events Company is a event service company.

Gamerjibe

Chicago Creative Space

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Chicago Creative Space showcases creative office spaces located in Chicago.

Gamerjibe

Projection Mapping Central

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Projection Mapping Central is a community resource to learn about, promote, and experience projection mapping.

Gamerjibe

Planypus

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Playnypus is a social site for event planning.

Gamerjibe

Conference Solutions

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Conference Solutions is a provider of a platform for managing trade shows and exhibition

Gamerjibe

UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.)

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UMI is a publishing company providing Biblical resources to African American churches.

Gamerjibe

Catering by Michaels

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Catering by Michaels is an events services company providing weddings and corporate event management services.

Gamerjibe

SignMeUp

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SignMeUp.com provides a web service for Event Managers, Race Directors, Associations Managers, Meeting Planners and Marketing Managers.

Gamerjibe

Event Wizard

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Online Event Registration Software

Gamerjibe

Social Q&A

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Social Q&A is a mobile, audience response tool that allows participants to submit and vote for the most important questions.

Gamerjibe

KemperLesnik

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KemperLesnik a public relations, event marketing, esports marketing and content marketing agency based in Chicago.

Gamerjibe

Mevato

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Mevato is a marketing platform that offers internet marketing, events marketing, and social marketing display services.

Gamerjibe

Executive Travel Directors

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Executive Travel Directors is a connecting professional Travel Directors (TDs) with meeting planning organizations.

Gamerjibe

La Raza

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La Raza Leading Spanish news Paper.

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Valley Expo Displays

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Valley Expo Displays provides solutions and services for commercial cleaning, exhibits, corporate events, custom interiors and graphics.

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22nd Century Media LLC

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22nd Century Media is a newspapers company that offers local news and event updates.

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Garfield Park Conservatory

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Garfield Park Conservatory provides educational programming, events and resources to Conservatory visitors.

Gamerjibe

Fuse Technical Group

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Fuse Technical Group is a multimedia design and development technology as a solutions provider for live event and installation markets.

Gamerjibe

Me So Far

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So Far is a dating platform that enables individuals to meet suitable partners by going to events they are interested in.

Gamerjibe

Traube Tents & Structures

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Traube Tents & Structures operates as a tent and fabric structure specialist.

Gamerjibe

Venue One

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Venue One is a completely customizable space for occasions from small business meetings to large-scale events.

Gamerjibe

Absolute

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Absolute offers solutions for production services such as event production, product launches, corporate meetings and marketing events.

Gamerjibe

Certified Knowledge

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Certified Knowledge is a PPC Tools, Training, and Community system dedicated to profitably managing AdWords in just an hour a day.

Gamerjibe

Crowd Control Warehouse

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The complete collection of crowd control, traffic control, public guidance and safety products – factory direct at wholesale prices

Gamerjibe

Clustur

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Clustur offers an application that enables college students to search and find events happening on their campus.

Gamerjibe

The Alinea Group

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The Alinea Group offers a wide range of Event and Catering services with one thing in common the event must be uncommon.

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Prime Electrical & Exhibition Services

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Prime Electrical & Exhibition Services is an exhibition contractor that works on plumbing, power, lighting and rigging services.

Gamerjibe

AV Chicago

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AV Chicago is a company that provides stage lighting and equipment rentals for productions.

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ENY Ping Inc.

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A software development company responsible for the Social networking app ENY: Events Near You.

Gamerjibe

EXPODESIGN

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EXPODESIGN specializes in face to face 3D experiential marketing services.

Gamerjibe

LifeWorking Coworking

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A professionally managed, tech-enabled coworking center and community innovation hub that focuses on “urbanizing” suburban communities.

Gamerjibe

Five-Star AudioVisual

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Five-Star AudioVisual offers hotel event production and technology services.

Gamerjibe

Evo Exhibits

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Evo Exhibits is an advertising company that provides and facilitates trade show exhibits, booths and displays.

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