The fastest growing online financial network was selected as one of the most innovative companies in Chicago

CHICAGO– tastytrade, a leader in online financial networks, will join the Chicago Innovation Awards in New York City on Monday, March 31st to close the NASDAQ Stock Market, the premier exchange for technology companies.  The event, arranged by the Chicago Innovation Awards, the Chicago region’s foremost annual celebration of innovation, will emphasize the surge of innovation that is occurring in the Chicago region, and shine a spotlight on the organizations that make of its vibrant economy.

“This annual event is an excellent example of how the Chicago Innovation Awards celebrates the spirit of innovation in organizations across all industries, sizes and sectors,” said Tom Kuczmarski, Co-Founder of the Chicago Innovation Awards.

With more than 500 companies nominated for the Chicago Innovation Awards, tastytrade was selected as one of the leading innovators in Chicago. tastytrade is the fastest growing online financial network and provides financial information, investment strategies and entertainment around the markets. tastytrade produces eight hours of original, live programming every weekday. Earlier this year, tastytrade developed dough, a free trading app that is the first to make trading visual, intuitive and mobile.

“This year, tastytrade has experienced enormous growth, and we’re excited to be selected by the Chicago Innovation Awards as a top Chicago company,” said Kristi Ross, co-CEO of tastytrade. “Our team has worked hard to create a company that increases financial literacy and investing through educational content and innovative platforms, and the opportunity to close the NASDAQ Stock Market is a huge honor.”

Joining tastytrade will be fellow winners of the 2013 Chicago Innovation Awards including Anova Technologies, Autonomy Works, Belly, Braintree, Chicago Public Library, Everpurse, Farmedhere, FarmLogix, First Alert, iLight Technologies, Ingenuity, Life Spine, Moxie Jean, Nordic Auto Plow, Portapure, Protein Bar, Rabine Group, Sagent Pharmaceuticals, SceneTap, SimpleRelevance, SiNode Systems, and SwipeSense.