Venture Events Coordinator, Innovation & Venture
World Business Chicago is a public-private, non-profit partnership that drives inclusive economic growth and job creation, supports business, and promotes Chicago as a leading global city.
The Innovation & Venture (I&V) team leads WBC’s dedicated effort to drive growth and opportunity for Chicago’s tech economy through a portfolio of initiatives and programs governed by a council of technology leaders. With the mission to grow Chicago’s vibrant tech ecosystem, I&V’s strategic focus areas include capital, talent, industry, and community.
World Business Chicago (WBC) is seeking a Venture Events Associate to aid the Innovation & Venture (I&V) team to support the Chicago Venture Summit program. The program will include sector-specific Chicago Venture Summits and other comparable venture-focused events to convene regional and national investors. The Venture Events Associate for I&V will support the organization’s mission, vision and values, reporting to the Venture Program Manager and receiving leadership, engagement and direction from the EVP of Innovation & Venture, our Innovation & Venture Council Chair, and World Business Chicago leadership.
The Venture Events Associate will work closely with the various organizations that currently exist in Chicago’s technology ecosystem and should be proactive in developing and implementing ideas to help make Chicago an even better city in which to build startups and help grow Chicago into a more inclusive innovation ecosystem. The Venture Events Associate should have familiarity with Chicago’s technology community. Additional experience working with startups or in community engagement is a plus. The Venture Events Associate will have excellent organizational and communication skills, and an ability to thrive in complex environments and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Desired Skills, Knowledge & Abilities
If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and list of 3-5 professional references with references contact information to:
World Business Chicago
180 N LaSalle Street, Suite 2505, Chicago, IL 60601