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Tech firm plans summer conference to show off Chicago startups

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. Get the full story »

White House to push for tech policy action in 2011

The Obama administration on will push Congress next year to move ahead on critical technology policies, the White House’s technology chief said on Thursday. Get the full story »

Daley panel to address needs of tech firms

Mayor Richard M. Daley said Tuesday that he has created a committee to study infrastructure needs for local technology companies and entrepreneurs.

The committee comprises 20 members, including top executives at local tech firms and representatives from area universities. The group also includes local venture capitalist Matt McCall of New World Ventures, Navteq Chief Executive Larry Kaplan, Kevin Willer of Google’s Chicago office, and Brad Keywell and Eric Lefkofsky, co-founders of Lightbank, a Chicago-based investment fund focusing on early-stage tech companies. Get the full story »