Past Events

2014 CIA Recap

  • The Innovation Doctor Is In

    08/27/2015 at UI Labs


    A small group of expert innovation “doctors” will be put to the test when they are confronted by entrepreneurs seeking prescriptions for their business ailments and growth opportunities – all before a live audience.

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  • Media, Capital, & Talent Day

    08/27/2015 at UI Labs


    This half-day event features discussion with media, capital and workforce experts to help Chicago’s innovators answer three important questions: How do I gain awareness in the market place? How do I gain access to sufficient capital? How do I retain and attract talent?

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  • Past Winners Showcase

    07/23/2015 at Threadless


    The 2015 Past Winners Showcase, hosted at the offbeat office of Threadless, will feature a panel of innovators zoning in on a new topic for this year: “Fail…to Succeed”.

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  • Kickoff


    06/17/2015 at Chicago Children’s Museum


    Join us in kicking off the 2015 innovation season and learn the secrets to winning a Chicago Innovation Award while connecting with our community of sponsors, judges, past winners, and local innovation leaders.

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  • 2015 Un-Gala

    2015 Un-Gala

    05/20/2015 at Morgan Manufacturing


    Join us for our annual Un-Gala as we illuminate innovation in Chicago!

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