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August 25, 2022
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Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot joins World Business Chicago, 1871, & Accenture to announce two new premier innovation events in October 2022: Chicago Venture Summit Future-of-Logistics & inaugural Supply Chain Innovation Summit

Both events will spotlight Chicago’s status as a global capital for logistics tech & innovation CHICAGO, August 25, 2022 – Mayor Lightfoot joins World Business Chicago, 1871, and Accenture, in announcing two new premier events: the inaugural 1871 Supply Chain Innovation Summit with Accenture, October 5, and the[…]

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August 22, 2022
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Examining & Positioning the Path Forward for Black, Hispanic or Latino & Women Founded Companies in Chicago

PRESS RELEASE World Business Chicago 180 North LaSalle Street Chicago, IL 60601 Media Contact: Andrew Hayes 312-823-4333 Examining & Positioning the Path Forward for Black, Hispanic or Latino & Women Founded Companies in Chicago (CHICAGO) – August 22, 2022 – Today, World Business Chicago, the city’s public-private economic[…]

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July 27, 2022
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Mayor Lightfoot joins World Business Chicago, University of Illinois System, and City Colleges of Chicago to announce ThinkChicago Lollapalooza 2022 

ThinkChicago is World Business Chicago’s flagship STEM talent attraction and retention program, which connects diverse, top-tier talent with innovative Chicago companies and startups to grow the city’s thriving technology, innovation, & startup ecosystem. (CHICAGO) – July 27th, 2022 — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today announces the return of[…]

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May 26, 2022
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Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot & World Business Chicago Announce the Inaugural Chicago Venture Summit Future-of-Food

More than 600 founders, Fortune 500 leaders, and investors are attending Chicago’s flagship food innovation conference hosted by World Business Chicago CHICAGO, May 26, 2022 – Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today welcomes more than 600 venture capitalists & investors, founders, innovators, and corporate executives for a sold-out[…]

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May 9, 2022
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Cleveland Avenue, LLC Ceo Don Thompson & Vital Proteins Ceo Tracey Warner Halama Headline First-ever Chicago Venture Summit, Future-of-Food May 25-26, 2022

PRESS RELEASE World Business Chicago 180 N. LaSalle Street Chicago, IL 60601 Media Contact: Andrew Hayes 312-823-4333 For Immediate Release CLEVELAND AVENUE, LLC CEO DON THOMPSON & VITAL PROTEINS CEO TRACEY WARNER HALAMA HEADLINE FIRST-EVER CHICAGO VENTURE SUMMIT, FUTURE-OF-FOOD MAY 25-26, 2022 World Business Chicago’s annual venture summit expands[…]

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April 13, 2022
World Business Chicago Launches Black and Latino Excellence Investment Summit

World Business Chicago Launches *new* Access to Capital Program for Black & Latino Business Owners & Entrepreneurs in Chicago: Black & Latino Excellence Investment Summit 2022 (CHICAGO) – April 13, 2022 — World Business Chicago, the city’s private-public economic development agency, today announces a pilot program to connect[…]

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April 11, 2022
World Business Chicago at SeedCon 2022

The Rattan L. Khosa SeedCon is Chicago Booth’s flagship entrepreneurship and venture capital conference. As the world seemed to stand still amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, investors, entrepreneurs, and teams of operators began innovating at speeds which the world had never seen before. SeedCon amplified these voices to showcase[…]

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April 11, 2022
World Business Chicago Partners with Global Fintech Leader tastytrade for ThinkChicago Fintech Summit

“Innovation is the many years of study and analysis, which then finds itself in the path of an emerging opportunity” -Linwood Ma, tastytrade CTO World Business Chicago was proud to partner with Chicago’s own tastytrade for a ThinkChicago Fintech Summit. Founded in 2011, tastytrade currently produces eight hours[…]

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March 30, 2022
CBO Collective Announces $1 Million Grant from Google.org to Provide Job Placement and Support to Jobseekers from Under-Resourced Chicago Communities

CHICAGO — The Community Based Organization Collective today announced a $1 million grant from Google.org to help place hundreds of jobseekers on Chicago’s South and West sides into in-demand careers, in the tech economy and beyond. This is Google’s largest investment to date furthering its commitment to Chicago’s[…]

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March 23, 2022
Women’s History Month Spotlight: Caralynn Nowinski Collens – Dimension Inx

Contributor: Markayle Tolliver World Business Chicago salutes #WomensHistoryMonth by highlighting entrepreneurs and founders in Life Sciences and Health Care, one of Chicago’s fastest growing sectors experiencing tremendous innovation through tech. Today, we highlight Caralynn Nowinski Collens, the CEO of Dimension Inx., an organization that works with leading product[…]

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