This year promises to be a good one for conferences in Chicago related to technology and startups.
If your startup is just getting off the ground, Startup Weekend Chicago is an excellent place to start. Presented by Google for Entrepreneurs, The 54 hour event gives you the opportunity to share your ideas with experts, designers, developers and other entrepreneurs. You will be able to work on your business model, receive advice and improve your skillset.
One of the toughest part about starting your own company is dealing with all of the legal paperwork. Entrepreneurs Unpluggd’s Startup Law Summit brings together some of Chicago’s top startup attorneys to provide advice on everything from incorporating to founder agreements to budgets and crowdfunding.
The summit is held at the IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law. Learn more and purchase tickets at entrepreneursunpluggd.com/startup-law-summit.
This year TechWeek celebrates it’s fifth anniversary. This year’s speakers haven’t been announced yet, but with alumni like Alexis Ohanian (Reddit), Jonah Peretti (BuzzFeed), Al Roker, Jonathan Badeen (Tinder) and Travis Kalanick (Uber), you can bet they’ll be good.
TechWeek is full of great opportunities for startups and tech companies. From their startup competition to various networking events and concerts, TechWeek is the place to be during the week of June 20th if you’re in a tech field or are a Chicago entrepreneur.
Visit the TechWeek Chicago web site at techweek.com/chicago.
With a wide range of speakers in the past, including presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, ABC’s “The Chew” chef Mario Batali and bestselling author Terry McMillan, Chicago Ideas Week is a great event for those looking for inspiration and networking opportunities. The even includes labs, which let you get a behind-the-scenes look at how some of Chicago’s biggest businesses operate.
Learn more about Chicago Ideas Week and purchase tickets at chicagoideas.com.