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October 27, 2021
Capitalize VC Launches in Chicago

Chicago’s newest venture capital fund seeks to invest $10M in Black & Latinx Founders Only 2.6% of venture capital funding goes to Black and Latinx founders. Only 3.6% of angel investors are Black and Latinx, combined. On the other side of these barriers, we see a $2 Trillion[…]

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October 27, 2021
World Business Chicago, Nicor Gas, and bp launch inaugural Chicago Region Clean Energy Series

New virtual series to focus on Chicago’s role as an emerging leader in the future of energy. From startups to Fortune 500 companies, the city and region’s business community is playing a major role in developing new technologies and practical applications aimed at reducing carbon emissions and driving[…]

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October 5, 2021
Mayor Lightfoot joins World Business Chicago & partners to announce the fall edition of ThinkChicago Advanced Degree Exchange 2021

Mayor Lightfoot joins World Business Chicago & partners to announce the fall edition of ThinkChicago Advanced Degree Exchange 2021 ThinkChicago’s exclusive event for advanced degree students and professionals connects top-tier talent with rapidly-growing Chicago companies & startups  Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot joined World Business Chicago to announce the[…]

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September 30, 2021
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Chicago Venture Summit 2021

The 2021 Chicago Venture Summit enjoyed record attendance by 600+ Chicago founders, innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, business and civic leaders – all of whom are collectively driving Chicago’s status as a national top-tier destination for founders & startup investment. To date, Chicago founders have raised $5+ billion in total[…]

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September 29, 2021
Mayor Lightfoot & World Business Chicago Announce Chicago Venture Summit 2021

More than 500 VCs, local founders, corporate executives, and startup ecosystem leaders are attending Chicago’s flagship venture capital & startup conference CHICAGO — Mayor Lightfoot today welcomes more than 500 venture capitalists, tech investors, local founders, corporate executives, and startup ecosystem leaders for a sold-out 2021 Chicago Venture[…]

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