October 2-3, 2018

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What is Chicago Venture Summit?

On October 2nd and 3rd, top investors from across the country come Chicago to meet the best venture-backed companies in the Midwest. The fourth Chicago Venture Summit is the city’s flagship venture capital conference which brings together local, regional, national and international investors and Chicago’s leading entrepreneurs and industry leaders.


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Countdown to the Chicago Venture Summit


October 2, 2018


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320 N Morgan St #600
Chicago, IL 60607

Bringing Leaders Together

The Chicago Venture Summit will host some of the most influential venture capitalists, corporate V.C.’s, and angel investors in the country as they connect with high-potential startup companies from around the Midwest. The Summit will curate unique networking opportunities among Chicago’s Fortune 500 leadership, its local investor community, and the influencers of its burgeoning innovation ecosystem.

Startups Thrive Here

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.@EmileCambry is the founder of the nonprofit @BLUE1647, a next generation social innovation center. Read why he inspires us and Chicagoans in this week's issue! Visit a vendor today!

Take a look at Part 2 of our blog series on 1871’s Summer Corporate Innovation Summit. We brought together startup and corporate leaders to share best practices for collaboration. Read our key takeaways on the blog:
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Chicago jumped nine spots to No. 11 on an index of the 500 most innovative cities in the world. https://t.co/w3PavZzMPw

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