September, 2021

What is Chicago Venture Summit?

As the city’s flagship VC conference, the fifth Chicago Venture Summit returns September 2021 as one of the largest venture events in the Midwest. More than 400 local, regional, national and international investors will come to Chicago to connect with the city’s most promising startups and industry leaders.

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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 Chicago and across 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. Registration is open to accredited investors only, please email

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And I doubt much has changed in a year or two. Now is a great time to renew to the convo around what Chi tech is doing to uplift Black entrepreneurs. And VC is a good place to start. Giving Black entrepreneurs a way to fund their business can completely change their trajectory.

Earlier data also showed that of the 378,000 people who worked in a tech job in the Chicagoland region, only 40,000, or 9%, of them were Black. When it came to tech founders and entrepreneurs in the area, only 2 percent were Black.

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