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MojoBistro named one of 100 finalists in the 12th Annual Chicago Innovation Awards

Posted by Patricia Gorecki | 9/11/2013 | Chicago Innovation Awards


Chicago Innovation Awards

MojoBistro is proud to announce 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. Using our intuitive, easy to use web-based Test Kitchen application, 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. Without the complexity normally associated with building and maintaining mobile apps and mobile websites, restaurants are able to create fully personalized mobile apps with comprehensive features such as event calendar integration, menus, reservation capabilities, social media connections and coupons.

This 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. 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.


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MojoBistro Competes in the 12th Annual Chicago Innovation Awards

Posted by Chris Pautsch | 9/2/2013 | Chicago Innovation Awards


MojoBistro, a Chicago area-based developer of mobile apps has announced its nomination 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. This marks MojoBistro’s second nomination for the prestigious award.

“We are honored to once again be nominated for the Chicago Innovation Awards,” said Chris Pautsch, CEO and Co-Founder, KeyLimeTie and Mojolicious. “We are dedicated to creating a product that makes it easy and cost-effective for restaurant owners to create a custom app for their restaurant. It’s a true testament to our success to be recognized for that effort.”

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.

For this year’s Chicago Innovation Awards, 13 judges representing a balanced range of Chicago area companies, will be responsible for determining the top 75 nominees. Once the top 75 nominees have been selected, the judges 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 75 nominees are automatically entered into the running for the annual “People’s Choice Award,” selected through online voting. 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.

About Mojolicious
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.



Top 5 Reasons to Vote for MojoBistro for the Chicago Innovation Award

Posted by Betsy Kraft | 10/2/2012 | Chicago Innovation Awards


MojoBistro is very proud to be a finalist in the 2012 Chicago Innovation Awards. Being one of 75 finalists from the Greater Chicago area, we identify our client's needs and work hard to creatively solve for them.
Here are the Top 5 Reasons You Should Vote for MojoBistro in the 2012 Chicago Innovation Awards:




1. It’s an Innovative Marketing Tool!


MojoBistro gives restaurants the ability to reach their customers through a new platform, mobile apps. Though, mobile apps have been around for a little while, not always for the specific needs of a restaurant. Having the ability to reach their customers through their mobile devices, restaurants now have endless marketing opportunities!




2. It Helps Make the Connection!
MojoBistro allows restaurants to easily connect with their customers through social media, push notifications, and the app itself. Restaurants can also let their customers know about special events and promotions going on through their mobile app.




3. It’s Easy to Use!


With MojoBistro’s easy-to-use technology, even the busiest restaurant owners can find the time to create their own app. The MojoBistro Test Kitchen walks you through a series of steps taking the guesswork out of creating an app that is sure to be a hit!




4. It’s Affordable!
We have made mobile apps affordable for restaurants of all shapes and sizes. MojoBistro offers the technology at a fraction of the cost normally associated with creating a mobile app, making them feasible for all marketing budgets.




5. Because It's Really All About YOU!


MojoBistro's design platform allows you to create an app that is customized to fit your needs. Users will be able to design their app to have the same look and feel as their restaurant, creating that familiar environment customers have grown to love.


Voting ends Thursday, October 4th! So please go to http://bit.ly/Q4wwgu and exercise your right to vote!

Now We're Cooking! MojoBistro Named 1 of 75 Finalists for 11th Annual Chicago Innovation Awards

Posted by Mike Mulhausen | 9/7/2012 | Chicago Innovation Awards


MojoBistro has been named as one of the top 75 finalists of the nearly 400 companies nominated for the 2012 Chicago Innovation Awards. Celebrating its 11th year, The Chicago Innovation Awards is the only organization in the country dedicated to honoring the most innovative new products or services brought to market or to public service from a specific region. The final ten winners will be announced Monday, October 22nd and celebrated at an event with over 1,500 business and civic leaders at Chicago’s Harris Theater.

MojoBistro is an innovation created by Mojolicious designed exclusively for the restaurant industry. 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. With MojoBistro Test Kitchen, restaurant owners can successfully and efficiently engage their mobile, on-the-go customer.

For the restaurant, MojoBisto provides a new marketing channel for engaging their most loyal customers. Promotions and events are given heightened awareness through the use of timely alerts. Coupons can be generated and distributed to drive traffic and increase repeat visitors.

For the consumer, having their favorite restaurant’s mobile application on their iPhone, Android or Windows mobile device, allows them to receive the latest news, events, deals and discounts. They can also share their dining experience, favorite meal or their interest in an upcoming event with their social network.

“The most important message of the Chicago Innovation Awards is one of confidence and courage,” said Thomas D. Kuczmarski, co-founder with Chicago journalist Dan Miller of the awards. “The economy is challenging but each nominee believes the simple truth that a powerful new product or service will find a rewarding market and has the courage to pursue their vision.”

This year 13 judges, representing a range of Chicago’s business community, will be involved in an exhaustive and complex judging process to select the final ten winners of the Chicago Innovation Awards as well as ten “Up & Comer” award winners for smaller organizations still in the start-up phases of their innovations. In addition, each of the 75 finalists is automatically in the running for the annual “People’s Choice Award,” selected through online balloting at http://bit.ly/Q4wwgu.