Tech in Motion announces top local tech companies and launches public voting to determine winners 

Chicago, IL – Tech in Motion has recognized Lightstream as a finalist for 2019 Best Tech Startup as a part of the Annual Timmy Awards, which they host to celebrate the top workplaces for tech professionals. The Timmys finalists in this category are chosen for their innovation, forward-thinking leadership and work environment. Two Best Tech Startup awards will be announced at a live ceremony this October, one for Judge’s Choice and one Community Favorite, chosen by public voting here online. 

“We are excited to recognize the top local startups on the Timmy Awards finalist list this year. These companies are not only attractive to talented professionals nationwide, but ones that strive for everyday innovation,” says Mandy Walker, Director of Marketing at Tech in Motion. “Every year, the event series grows alongside the tech community. It reflects the increasing quality of startups here that we are able to offer two awards this year to keep up with the growth in the industry.”

Lightstream builds live streaming creative tools and technology with a true passion for live video production, gaming and supporting the explosive growth of creators and their communities. Our cloud-based technology and products transform difficult technical hurdles into streamlined workflows – empowering creators to effortlessly share their passion, talent, and creativity on live streaming platforms like Mixer, Twitch, Facebook, YouTube, and more.

“We are honored to be recognized and proud of our forward-thinking tech leadership, raw engineering talent, and a culture focused on creativity and exploration that has led to some pretty amazing developments,” said Stu Grubbs, CEO of Lightstream. 

The local community has a chance to get involved by voting online now through September 27th to determine which company will be crowned the best in tech as the Community Favorite, while the Judge’s Choice winners will be chosen by a panel of expert judges. Aside from Best Tech Startup, the other award categories include: Best Tech Manager, Best Tech Work Culture and Best Tech Workplace for Diversity. The complete list of 2019 Timmy Awards finalists can be found here.

Throughout October, this free event is open to the public and will consist of tech demos, entertainment and networking with top tech leaders. If you are interested in learning more or attending Tech in Motion’s biggest event of the year, visit the Timmy Awards or your regional Timmy Awards event page to RSVP.

About Tech in Motion Events

Tech in Motion is an international events series that brings local tech community professionals together to connect, learn, and innovate. What started as a collaborative project in 2011 between IT recruiting firms Jobspring Partners and Workbridge Associates, part of the Motion Recruitment network, grew into an organization of over 190,000 members across 12 chapters in North America including Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, New York, Philadelphia, DC, Chicago, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, LA, Orange County and Toronto. Please visit techinmotionevents.com for more information about notable speakers, sponsors and events.

About Lightstream

Lightstream is a Chicago-based startup built with a true passion for live video production, gaming and supporting the explosive growth of creators and their communities. Its cloud-based technology and products transform difficult technical hurdles into streamlined workflows. Lightstream empowers creators to effortlessly share their passion, talent, and creativity on live streaming platforms like Mixer, Twitch, Facebook, YouTube and more.

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