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Archive for June, 2021
June 24, 2021
World Business Chicago Declares Thursday, June 24, as “Unicorn Day” in Chicago

Seven startups achieved unicorn status in 2021, twice as many compared to 2020 CHICAGO – June 24, 2021 – In 2021 alone, seven companies in Chicago have become unicorns (startup companies valued at over $1 billion), according to World Business Chicago and financial data from software firm Pitchbook.[…]

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June 23, 2021
Talis Leads the Way in the First-Ever ThinkChicago Advanced Degree Exchange 2021

WBC’s first-ever flagship event for grad students and PhD talent feature serial entrepreneur Brian Coe, CEO and CoFounder of Talis Biomedical World Business Chicago recently hosted ThinkChicago Advanced Degree Exchange, their first ever flagship event for grad students and PhD talent from June 8th -10th. This three-day, virtual[…]

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June 23, 2021
World Business Chicago Welcomes City Colleges of Chicago as a New Anchor Partner for ThinkChicago

Joining the City of Chicago and the University of Illinois System, ThinkChicago’s new anchor partner will ensure better connectivity between CCC talent and career opportunities in Chicago’s thriving tech & innovation sector.   As part of Chicago’s effort to match thriving local tech firms with top-notch and diverse talent,[…]

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June 23, 2021
Connecting Private Investors to Equitable Opportunities in Cook County

As the Chicago region continues to re-open and communities recover from the impact of COVID-19, the Chicagoland Opportunity Zones Consortium (COZC) is connecting private capital to local equitable development projects and business opportunities. The COZC was launched early in 2020 to provide matchmaking, education, and technical support to[…]

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June 17, 2021
Mayor Lightfoot Announces the Return of the Chicago Venture Summit, M25 Summit, and Midwest.Tech/Connect this September 2021

Mayor Lightfoot announces the return of the Chicago Venture Summit, M25 Summit, and Midwest.Tech/Connect this September 2021 Postponed from 2020 due to the pandemic, Chicago’s flagship VC conference returns this September with other Midwest regional events as city fully reopens CHICAGO –  Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced today[…]

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June 8, 2021
Mayor Lightfoot announces ThinkChicago Exchange 2021

Mayor Lightfoot announces ThinkChicago Advanced Degree Exchange 2021 led by World Business Chicago and P33, with the University of Illinois System, Discovery Partners Institute, and GET Cities ThinkChicago’s first exclusive event for grad students and PhD talent connects top-tier talent with rapidly-growing Chicago companies & startups  Mayor Lori[…]

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