Chicago Timmy Awards Names ItemMaster® Best Tech Startup

CHICAGO, Sept. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Tech in Motion Chicago announced ItemMaster as 2017’s “Best Tech Startup” at its Third Annual Timmy Awards, which recognizes the top workplaces for tech professionals. The tech community and a panel of expert judges chose ItemMaster as an ideal example of the growing startup talent in Chicago and recognized how it is transforming the market locally and nationally. ItemMaster was chosen from a field of more than 360 nominees to join a list of notable North American winners such as ParqEx and ShipBob. Tech in Motion presented ItemMaster with the Timmy Awards trophy in front of an audience of more than 350 local technology influencers.

“As the number of startups increase in the Chicagoland area, so does the innovation happening in the city, and ItemMaster is able to compete with more mature companies in the consumer product space,” said Mandy Walker, Director of Marketing at Tech in Motion and Motion Recruitment Partners. “Winning Tech in Motion Chicago’s Best Tech Startup, ItemMaster exemplifies an entrepreneurial spirit and enables the forward-thinking individuals they employ to disrupt the market.” 

ItemMaster delivers the only complete and integrated platform and services to bring manufacturer brands successfully into a data powered market. The Every Brand Platform helps manufacturer’s structure, manage, enhance, and distribute product content into the data driven world. And, more than 200+ distribution partners benefit from Complete & Verified manufacturer content by accessing the network.

“We were inspired by all the finalists in the Best Tech Startup category, and by every startup who calls Chicago home,” said Michael Murray, CEO & President. “I’m so very proud of the team for everything they do, every single day, to help produce an innovative platform that is disrupting the market and they truly make ItemMaster a great place to work.”

Amid presentations from COO Tom Alexander of 1871, host Andy Boyle, Troy Henikoff of MATH Venture Partners, Sandee Kastrul of i.c. stars, and Emile Cambry of BLUE1647, the 2017 Chicago’s Timmy Awards recognized winners across four award categories to bring the spotlight onto the diversity and growth of the city, highlighting local tech startups, workplace diversity, management as well as work culture.

The Timmys are presented every year in tech hub cities across North America, including Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Washington DC. A list of 2017 Chicago winners and finalists is available here. Previous winners have included innovators such as, LearnVest, Venmo, Trip Advisor, Gilt, Constant Contact, Casper and Instacart. Please visit for more information on the Timmys.

About Tech in Motion Events & The Timmy Awards

Tech in Motion is a North American events series that brings local tech community professionals together to connect, learn, and innovate. What started as a collaborative project between IT recruiting firms Jobspring Partners and Workbridge Associates in 2011, grew into an organization of over 85,000 members across 11 chapters in North America including Boston, Dallas, New York, Philadelphia, DC, Chicago, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, LA, Orange County, and Toronto. Please visit for more information about our notable speakers, sponsors and events.

About ItemMaster

More than 1,000 retailers, agencies and mobile app developers access ItemMaster as a one-stop source of certified brand content through our open exchange network.  This allows ItemMaster to offer manufacturers real-time analytics and actionable brand data to drive business decisions. A privately held company, ItemMaster already supports Complete and Verified™ content for over 5,000 manufacturers and is on a mission to reinvent and deliver packaging for the 21st century.

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