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Hologram Co-Founders Ring the Nasdaq Closing Bell

Hologram joined other Chicago Innovation Award Winners at the Nasdaq Exchange

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Hologram, a cellular connectivity platform for IoT devices that allows companies to manage fleets of devices globally, will join the fellow winners of the Chicago Innovation Awards, the Chicago region’s foremost annual celebration of innovation, in New York City today to ring the Closing Bell of the Nasdaq Stock Market. The event will emphasize the surge of innovation that is occurring in the Chicago region, and shine a spotlight on the organizations that make up its vibrant economy.

“Chicago Innovation Award winners cut across all industries and represent the best in new product and service development from large companies, startups, and nonprofits,” said Tom Kuczmarski, co-founder of the Chicago Innovation Awards.  “Their winning innovations are solving a range of unmet needs in the marketplace, and we’re proud to celebrate their successes on a global stage by ringing the Nasdaq Bell.”

Joining Hologram will be other winners of the 2020 Chicago Innovation Awards, including: 2nd Kitchen, A Safe Haven Foundation, Abbott, ActiveCampaign, BMO Harris, Chicago Community Covid-19 Respond Fund, Chicago Health Atlas, Chicago Hopes for Kids, CMC Materials, Enduvo, FLEX Lighting, Gensler, Horizon Therapeutics, I Grow Chicago, InstaShield, NOCD, Novartis Gene Therapies, NowPow, Quest, Sabanto, The Small Exchange, and Threekit.

“We’re honored to win the Chicago Innovation Awards and celebrate with these innovative companies by ringing the Nasdaq bell,” said Ben Forgan, CEO and co-founder of Hologram. “Following our Series B raise led by Tiger Global, we’re planning to triple the size of our talented team and further develop our proprietary connectivity management technology.”

Along with Forgan, Hologram was co-founded by Pat Wilbur, an expert on cybersecurity. The two co-founders launched Hologram in 2014 and have grown it to more than 470 carriers in 200 countries. Hologram is currently trusted by thousands of businesses in nearly every vertical from healthcare to micromobility to manufacturing across six continents.

To learn more about the Chicago Innovation Award winners, read their stories and watch their videos.