Areas of Focus
CAPITAL: attract capital for tech entrepreneurs
TALENT: attract and retain STEM talent for local companies
INNOVATION: foster innovation through industry, university, and national laboratory partnerships
COMMUNITY IMPACT: build a more inclusive tech community
GLOBAL: promote Chicago's tech community globally
WORLD BUSINESS CHICAGO’S INNOVATION & VENTURE COUNCIL
Since the council’s founding in 2012 by J.B. Pritzker as ChicagoNEXT, World Business Chicago’s Innovation & Venture Council represents a cross-section of the city’s tech and innovation community convened by the Mayor. World Business Chicago convenes council members to influence our innovation and venture programs, projects, and initiatives.
Today, the council includes 250+ local leaders who are mobilized to support World Business Chicago-led efforts to grow Chicago’s tech and innovation ecosystem.