MojoBistro Named One of 100 Finalists in the 12th Annual Chicago Innovation Awards

Chicago-based app builder has been selected as one of the top 100 finalists for the 2013 Chicago Innovation Awards

MojoBistro, a Chicago area-based developer of mobile apps has announced its selection as one of the top 100 finalists of more than 550 companies nominated for the 2013 Chicago Innovation Awards. Entering into its 12th year, The Chicago Innovation Awards honor the most innovative new products or services in a specific region and is the only organization in the country dedicated to celebrating region specific innovation. This marks MojoBistro’s second nomination for the prestigious award.

“It is a great honor to be selected as one of the 100 finalists,” said Chris Pautsch, CEO and Co-Founder, KeyLimeTie and Mojolicious. “With such a talented and diverse nomination field, to be recognized as one of the most innovative new products is truly a testament to all of our hard work and dedication. We couldn’t be more thrilled with the news.”

Competing in the category of B2B Software and Services, MojoBistro was built specifically to offer restaurants a robust collection of features for iOS, Android and Windows phones at an affordable price. Restaurants nationwide, ranging from small independents to large national chains, from quick-serve locations to fine dining establishments, are able to establish and build upon their mobile presence for a fraction of the cost normally associated with creating a mobile app or mobile website.

At the core of MojoBistro is the MojoBistro Test Kitchen, an intuitive, easy to use web-based application, designed to eliminate the complexity normally associated with building and maintaining mobile apps and mobile websites. The web-based app-building platform’s comprehensive feature set includes event calendar integration, menus, reservation capabilities, social media connections and coupons.

MojoBistro Named One of 100 Finalists in the 12th Annual Chicago Innovation AwardsThis year, 13 judges representing a balanced range of Chicago area companies, will begin an exhaustive and complex process to select the final ten winners of the Chicago Innovation Awards as well as ten “Up & Comer” award winners—presented to organizations still in the startup phases of their innovations, ten “Social Innovation” award winners—presented to organizations focuses on advancing a social cause, and ten “Collaboration” award winners—recognizing team collaborations between corporations and startup companies. In additional, all 100 finalists are automatically entered into the running for the annual “People’s Choice Award,” selected through online voting at The final winners will be announced on October 30th and celebrated at an event featuring more than 1,500 business and civic leaders at Chicago’s Harris Theater.

Mojolicious enables companies to extend the reach of their brand and build relationships with the always-connected and on-the-go mobile customer through enhanced mobile solutions that provide ongoing reciprocal value. MojoBistro Test Kitchen™ is an intuitive and easy to use platform developed exclusively for restaurants, enabling them to manage and maintain their own iPhone, Android and Windows app, along with their mobile-optimized website. For more information about MojoBistro and its services, please visit