Building Chicago

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive - 10th Floor
Arlington VA 22202

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

Past Locations for this Event

Building Chicago

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive - 10th Floor
Arlington VA 22202

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

Past Locations for this Event

About this event

Overview: Join General Assembly and 1871 for a panel conversation and showcase of people and organizations who are actively building Chicago and helping to position it as a global contender.

Come together with Chicago’s emerging organizations, corporations, entrepreneurs, and artists for a night of exploring Chicago’s progress as an innovative city. Get a sneak peek of some of the city’s most cutting edge innovations, as local creators present their latest ideas and forecast the tech trends for Chicago - and globally - in 2017.

What You’ll Take Away: A series of lightning talks with leading experts and builders who are pushing Chicago’s tech scene and social innovation to the next level. Interactive product demos that offer a peek into tomorrow’s unicorns. Beers, networking, and local collaboration opportunities on how we can drive Chicago’s future as a center of global innovation.

Why It Matters: We all know the power of the Chicago tech and business ecosystem - with venture capitalists investing $1.04 billion across 128 deals in Illinois in 2016 and Chicago ranking as the nation’s top city for return on startup investment - but there’s so much more to be done across support, diversity, and growth.

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