2016 Notable Attendees

Confirmed Speakers Include
  • Mark Tebbe
    Chair
    ChicagoNEXT
  • Robert Zimmer
    President
    University of Chicago
  • Timothy Killeen
    President
    University of Illinois
  • Alan Cramb
    President
    Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Jim Lecinski
    Senior Vice President
    Google
  • Steve Jurvetson
    Partner
    DFJ
  • Steve LaValle
    Former Principal Scientist
    Oculus Rift
  • Rahm Emanuel
    Mayor
    City of Chicago

Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Google
Gold Sponsors
  • William Blair
  • Goldman Sachs
Silver Sponsors
  • Silicon Valley Bank
  • The Private Bank
  • Origin Ventures
Bronze Sponsors
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • GE Ventures
  • Pritzker Group VC
  • Microsoft
Venture Partner Sponsors
  • Chicago Ventures
  • Hyde Park Venture Partners
  • Lightbank
Sponsors In-Kind
  • Burson-Marstellar
  • Clique
Attending Firms Include
  • 7-11 Ventures
  • Access Venture Partners
  • Adams Street Partners
  • Allos Ventures
  • Alpha Venture Partners
  • American Family Ventures
  • Austin Ventures
  • Bain Capital Ventures
  • Baird Capital
  • Baxter Ventures
  • Beringea
  • Beta Bridge Capital
  • BFHC
  • Birdsong Ventures
  • BNC Venture Capital Group
  • Capital Midwest Fund
  • Catalyst Investors
  • Catapult
  • Caterpillar Ventures
  • Chicago Innovation Exchange
  • Chicago Ventures
  • CincyTech
  • Clean Energy Trust
  • The Climate Corporation
  • CME Ventures
  • Connectic Ventures
  • CoreNetwork Fund
  • CSA Partners
  • Cultivation Capital
  • Detroit Venture Partners
  • Draper Fisher Jurvetson
  • Drive Capital
  • DRW Venture Group
  • Dundee Venture Capital
  • Edison Partners
  • Energy Foundry
  • Escalate Capital
  • First Analysis
  • Flyover Capital Partners LLC
  • Foley Ventures
  • Fraser McCombs Capital
  • G-Bar Ventures Management
  • GE Ventures
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Graphene Ventures
  • Greycroft
  • Grotech Ventures
  • Harbor Street Ventures
  • Harvard Business School Angels
  • HighGround
  • Huizenga Capital Management
  • Huron River Ventures
  • Hyde Park Angels
  • Hyde Park Venture Partners
  • Illinois Growth and Innovation Fund
  • IllinoisVENTURES
  • Impact Engine
  • Insight Venture Partners
  • Intel Capital
  • Invenergy
  • Invest Detroit Ventures
  • IrishAngels
  • JMI Equity
  • Jump Capital
  • KDWC Ventures
  • KohFounder
  • Lakewest Venture Partners
  • Lewis & Clark Ventures
  • Lightbank
  • LionBird
  • Listen
  • M25 Group
  • MATH Venture Partners
  • Mercury Fund
  • MK Capital
  • Monroe Capital
  • Motorola Solutions Ventures
  • New Enterprise Associates
  • Network Ventures
  • NewSpring Capital
  • NextGen Venture Partners
  • Noro-Moseley Partners
  • The Northern Trust Company
  • Northwestern University
  • OCA Ventures
  • Origin Ventures
  • ORIX Ventures
  • Pivotal Capital Partners
  • Plymouth Ventures
  • Pritzker Group Venture Capital
  • Red Rocket Ventures
  • River Cities Capital Funds
  • Rocket Ventures
  • Romar Partners
  • Sapphire Ventures
  • Service Provider Capital
  • SSM Partners
  • Synetro Group
  • Tamarind Hill
  • TCS Group
  • TechNexus
  • Tribal Ventures
  • U.S. Cellular
  • VCapital
  • Vilicus Ventures
  • Warburg Pincus
  • Wasson Enterprise
  • West Capital Advisors
  • William Blair & Company
  • z2m4 Advisors