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ReloShare Named Industry Disrupter Finalist in 1871’s Annual Momentum Awards

August 11, 2022

CHICAGO, August 8th, 2022—The ReloShare team is proud to be a finalist in this year’s 15th Annual Momentum Awards, an 1871 Chicago program that honors the top tech innovators and leaders that are disrupting their industries, building up their communities, and shaping the future.

ReloShare’s clients, partners and friends can directly influence the company’s fate in the “Industry Disrupter” category. The winner will be determined in part by public voting, so please support us by voting prior to August 19!

“The 2022 Momentum Awards finalists exemplify the spirit of innovation and creativity that makes Chicago the best place to build and grow a business,” said Betsy Ziegler, chief executive officer of 1871, the Chicago-based technology innovation hub and private business incubator. “We’re proud to honor the achievements of these innovators and leaders that are advancing the world forward and shaping a brighter future for the communities they serve.”

The 1871 award program cites ReloShare as an instant booking technology company that powers custom hotel and corporate housing reservation systems. In June 2021, ReloShare launched Safe Stays, a custom hotel booking site -- the only one of its kind --that provides social service agencies like domestic violence shelters and human trafficking response agencies the ability to book rooms at national hotel partners with complete anonymity via alias check-ins and no credit card or ID requirements.

In all, more than 260social service agencies across the US along with multiple national hotel brands—including Choice Hotels International, Inc. and Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Inc.—already are part of the Safe Stays by ReloShare ecosystem.

“Our positive impact on social services and the broader community continues to grow with every new agency and hotel partner that we work with,” said Matt Singley, co-founder and chief executive officer, ReloShare. “This recognition by the influential 1871organization is further proof that our team’s work is truly making a difference in people’s lives.”

Safe Stays by ReloShare already has garnered industry recognition for its work, including:

  • Being named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2022, honoring businesses that are making the biggest impact on their industries and culture as a whole.
  • Receiving honorable mention in the “On the Rise: 0-4 years in business category” of Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards 2022. This Fast Company program is an annual recognition of their innovative ways companies and individuals are tackling the world’s most prominent challenges.
  • Winning the Social Innovator Award from Chicago Innovation, the region’s foremost recognition of the most innovative new products or services brought to market each year.
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ReloShare Named Industry Disrupter Finalist in 1871’s Annual Momentum Awards