Tech Events in the Chicago Area

Annual or Monthly Events in the Chicago Software Community

  1. 1 Million Cups
    1 Million Cups Chicago meets monthly to feature local startup entrepreneurs who present their startups to fellow entrepreneurs and enthusiasts. A national program of the Kauffman Foundation.
  2. BuiltWorlds Summit Chicago
    Events cut through the noise and provide both the most interesting case studies of actual success in innovation in the industry curated by our BuiltWorlds Analysts and also a high-quality opportunity to build relationships with and gain the support of other members in a peer-to-peer learning environment.
  3. Chicago Startup Week
    Annual week-long education and networking event celebrating the startup and entrepreneurial community.
  4. Chicago Venture Summit
    One of the largest venture events in the Midwest. More than 400 local, regional, national and international investors will come to Chicago to connect with the city’s most promising startups and industry leaders.
  5. Good Tech Fest
    People from nonprofits, foundations, government, social enterprises, and technology companies who are interested in learning & sharing about how technology and data can be used to drive social impact. If you care about social impact and nerd out about data and technology, Good Tech Fest is for you.
  6. GOTO Chicago
    A series of software development conferences designed for developers, team leads, architects and project managers. Each event is organized for developers by developers. As software developers and architects ourselves, we wanted to create the ideal social and learning experience.
  7. Momentum Awards
    Celebrating Chicago’s extraordinary entrepreneurial community, this unforgettable event features memorable experiences with cocktails, gourmet food, networking opportunities with the city’s best and brightest, and will culminate in the presentation of five awards to deserving leaders and companies that have made a significant impact on Chicago’s tech ecosystem.
  8. Reach
    The one-day conference for businesses that sell and market software.
  9. ScaleUp Chicago
    UNMET allows early-stage VCs operating in the middle of the country to showcase their portfolio companies that are poised to raise Series A and B financing.
  10. Startup Weekend Chicago
    Startup Weekend is 54-hour event where developers, designers, marketers, and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups.
  11. TBI’s BIG Event
    Where some of the best and most knowledgeable experts come together to share information that will help you pivot conversations to more complex, higher revenue opportunities, understand the changing technology landscape, create technology road maps for organizations across all verticals and sizes, and consider new technologies to add to your portfolio, learn how to sell and implement them.
    2-day technology expo brings together developers, brands, marketers, technology providers, designers, innovators and evangelists looking to set the pace in our advanced world of technology.
    Aaron Polmeer, Event Manager and Expo Host
  13. VentureCat
    Northwestern University’s annual student startup competition.
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