Last night, World Business Chicago was given the unique opportunity to host nearly 70 international journalists, who were in Chicago for a biennial meeting with United Airlines.
This morning, World Business Chicago hosted a roundtable discussion among a group of Chicago’s business leaders about supplier diversity.
This week, WBC had the unique opportunity to welcome attendees of the International Technology Manufacturing Show at McCormick Place. More than 1,000 exhibiting companies occupy 1 million net square feet of exhibit space at the show, which is held every even-numbered year in Chicago and attracts more than 82,000 buyers and sellers from 116 countries.
The Brookings Institution and the National Endowment for the Arts recently hosted an event dealving deeply into data around the affects of the Creative Class on Economic Development.
I recently returned from what may be the largest geek-fest in the world, the South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) new media conference in Austin, TX. My brain sufficiently crammed with new information, I got to thinking about the growing number of such fests here in Chicago. 2011 in particular looks to be shaping up as an exciting year for these events in Chicago.
CrowdPitch invites tech-oriented entrepreneurs to present their ideas to a panel of startup experts and an audience of peers and spectators. Through the allocation of “FUN” money, audience members “fund” their favorite idea(s) at the end of the evening. The Chicago event offered a prize package from various sponsors that amounted to $5,500 in startup assistance for the crowd favorite.