Purpose Awards

We're committed to supporting innovative people and companies across the Midwest. These awards are open to entrepreneurs, startups and nonprofits.

How it Works

Nominate a company or individual for a specific category and our judges will review and select the winners.

How to Nominate

Click the button above and share the name of the person or company you'd like to nominate. Tell us which category you'd like to nominate for and what makes them special.

Who to Nominate

We're looking for the brightest stars across the Midwest startup community. Know someone special? Let us know!

About the Purpose Awards

Individual Awards

We're looking for the best individuals in the Midwest startup community

Best CEO

Top Marketing Leader

Top Sales Leader

Top Engineer Leader

Top HR Leader

Company Awards

We're looking for the best companies from the Midwest startup community

Happiest Teams

Most Diversity

Work-Life Balance

Best Place for Women

Best Leadership

Best Perks & Benefits

Best Retention

Meet The Judges

Meet our panel of judges.

Jonathon Triest

Managing Partner at Ludlow Ventures

Dan Ngoyi

Director, Talent at Quicken Loans

Ashley Lundquist

Global People at Telesign

Help us honor the Midwest Startup Community