MODOBAG® Named Chicago Innovation Award Winner

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“All of my hopes and dreams as a travel tech reporter are coming true today thanks to the Modobag.” -- USA Today

“Forget the Airport Shuttle - you can now ride your suitcase!” -- Mental Floss

“I wish my flight were as smooth as my Modobag.” - James, Traveler at O’Hare International Airport

"The single best way to maneuver a trade show." -- Beth, Attendee at Las Vegas trade show

MODOBAG® Named Chicago Innovation Award Winner

Chicago, IL – (October 26, 2016) Modobag, the revolutionary new concept in rideable carry-on luggage, has been named a winner of the 15th annual Chicago Innovation Awards, the largest annual celebration of innovation in the Midwest. Modobag received the Up-and-Comer Award, given to innovative companies whose products and services demonstrate great potential in the marketplace.

More than 600 companies were nominated for the awards, which were narrowed down to 100 finalists. Winners were announced at an event held at The Harris Theater on October 25, where Chicago’s business and civic leaders came together to honor the creative spirit of the Chicago region by recognizing the most innovative new products and services introduced in the market.

“To be recognized by our peers in the entrepreneur and technology community is a tremendous validation of Modobag,” said Founder Kevin O’Donnell. “And, it confirms our belief that Chicago is home to a thriving ecosystem of innovation that is literally changing the way people live, work and play. We are proud to be a part of this dynamic community.”

“Local innovators continue to illuminate the Chicago region as a growing hotbed of creative activity that cuts across all sectors and industries,” said Tom Kuczmarski, co-founder with Chicago journalist Dan Miller of the awards. “Every winner of the Chicago Innovation Awards demonstrates how a unique solution to an unmet need can bring transformative impact in the marketplace.”

The Chicago Innovation Awards are a year-long series of events and activities designed to celebrate innovation in the Chicago region, educate people and organizations about the principles of innovation, and connect the corners of the economy by building relationships that strengthen companies, grow the economy and create jobs. For more information, visit

About Modobag® Modobag® combines the function of a standard suitcase with the innovation of personal mobility to create the world’s first motorized carry-on that you can ride. Perfect for savvy travelers, on-the-go business professionals, college students and urban day trippers, Modobag® gets travelers to their destination three times faster than the average walking speed. For more information on MODOBAG®, visit

"Modobag® is one of the most innovative and exciting advancements to hit the travel industry since rolling suitcases were introduced in the 1970's. I have test driven the Modobag® at heavily-trafficked airports, including O'Hare, JFK and LaGuardia. From the first-time traveler to the veteran flight attendant, there is widespread agreement that Modobag® will help make travel more functional and fun. Where once travelers had to run through the airport with heavy gear to catch connections they can now get where they need to be on time, on their Modobag®." -Kevin O'Donnell