Chicago (PRWEB) October 31, 2013
SceneTap, a Chicago-based data technology company that provides hospitality and nightlife businesses with real-time consumer behavior insights, was one of 10 companies that took home the Up-and-Comer award on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at the 12th annual Chicago Innovation Awards.
More than 1,300 people attended the event, including a panel of 13 judges responsible for selecting the winners. This year saw a record number of nominations with 562, compared to 390 in 2012.
The awards welcome businesses of varying sizes and industries, and focuses on those that offer innovative products or services. SceneTap also was a contender for the People’s Choice Award, which was decided by audience vote.
“SceneTap launched in the summer of 2011 with a focus on innovation, and it continues to be a hallmark of our brand,” said Marc Doering, SceneTap's co-founder. “To be recognized by the Chicago Innovation Awards in our hometown means a tremendous amount to our team. I see it as a strong validation that we are delivering on our vision. Chicago’s technology scene is thriving, and we’re excited to be a part of it.”
Earlier this month, SceneTap won the title of Chicago’s Coolest Startup at the 6th annual Momentum Awards presented by the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center (CEC). SceneTap was one of 200 companies competing for the title. SceneTap also made the shortlist for this year’s international Appsters Awards in the category of Best App Technology.
SceneTap is a data technology company that provides real-time foot traffic and demographic analytics for businesses in the nightlife, hospitality, retail, real estate and entertainment industries. Its website and mobile applications provide consumers with real-time information related to nightlife establishments in a given city, including how many people are at a venue, the male-to-female ratio and the average age of everyone inside. Since launching in July 2011, SceneTap has acquired more than 350,000 users and showcases more than 70 Chicago bars and more than 40 St. Louis bars. The company will soon feature Boston nightlife. To explore all that SceneTap has to offer, visit scenetap.com or download the free iOS or Android application.