Innovation in Chicago

We lead Chicago’s emerging startups, VC and unicorns. Through our Innovation and Venture team, we support Chicago’s tech economy and innovation ecosystem by expanding the networks that connect entrepreneurs with customers, venture capital, and mentorship opportunities.

With the active support of the Innovation and Venture Council of 250+ local leaders, WBC’s innovation & venture strategy team drives inclusive growth and opportunity for Chicago’s rapidly-growing tech and innovation ecosystem through their portfolio of programs and initiatives.

Learn about our programs below.

Chicago Venture Summit Startup Chicago ThinkChicago Venture Engine
Innovation in Chicago

Past Events

LaSalle Street Reimagined

The City of Chicago will subsidize renovations to the historic LaSalle Street corridor to introduce new apartments from converted office buildings. The Wall Street Journal
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Chicago is named the #1 Best Big City in the U.S. 6 Years in a Row

Condé Nast Traveler released their 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards for "#1 Best Big City in the U.S." You can read the full Condé Nast Traveler
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