Tech firm plans summer conference to show off Chicago startups

By Wailin Wong
Posted March 11 at 10:41 a.m.

A group of technology boosters are organizing a week-long conference in July called TechWeek Chicago that will feature workshops, panel discussions and an expo to showcase the city’s startups.

One of the primary organizers of TechWeek Chicago, which was announced Friday, is Chicago technology startup consultancy midVentures. The firm is joining with 13 other organizations for TechWeek Chicago, which the backers are hoping will draw more than 6,000 Chicagoans to more than 60 events. The program includes “exhibition areas and startup pitches to interactive design workshops and product launch parties,” according to the TechWeek Chicago Web site.

The executive board includes midVentures Chief Executive Geoff Domoracki and midVentures President Jon Pasky, as well as Fred Hoch, the president of the Illinois Technology Association and Matt Moog, the CEO of Viewpoints. Earlier this year, Moog helped start Built in Chicago, a community of local entrepreneurs and professionals in the digital space.

TechWeek Chicago will run between July 22 and 29. The event underscores continued activity in Chicago’s startup scene, where a growing number of young companies are catching the attention of investors and consumers. On Wednesday, Chicago-based GrubHub announced it has raised $20 million to expand its food delivery search engine service.

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One comment:

  1. Paul March 11 at 12:54 pm

    seems like a good idea.