We’re a bit behind in sharing the news here. But in case you haven’t heard, we’re a finalist for the RedEye’s Big Idea Awards! And we couldn’t be more excited!!!

The fourth annual awards serve as a chance for “entrepreneurs, innovators and dreamers” to present their ideas to members of the public. More than 90 ideas were submitted, but only 16 finalists were chosen in the following categories: “Food and Drink, “Arts and Design, “Tech and Apps” and “Giving Back.”

We’re nominated in the “Tech and Apps” group along with three other stellar apps that help with student loans, fashion choices and leveling the playing field for underrepresented professionals. On the day of the awards, attendees will cast votes for their favorite ideas, and a winner in each category will be named.

That’s why we need your help! Each winner could receive funding toward advertising through the Chicago Tribune Media Group, membership with the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, workspace and workshops. And since we have not yet received investments, a vote for us would get us a step closer to launch!

But it’s important to note that you can ONLY vote if you attend the awards! So, please join us Monday, Nov. 6, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Untitled Supper Club (111 W. Kinzie St.) and show your love for Happenstance!

Visit the Big Idea Awards website and enter the promo code “BIA17” to buy tickets for $20. If you don’t get a chance to do that, you can always buy them at the door for $25.

We hope to see you there!!

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