Past Events

2015 CIA Recap

  • Past Winners Showcase

    Past Winners Showcase

    04/13/2016 at Google


    Our annual Past Winners Showcase will feature past winners discussing how they created businesses valued at near or over $1 billion! We will be hosting this event in partnership with the Young Leaders Committee of The Economic Club of Chicago, one of the city’s premier business and civic leadership groups, at the new Google office in the West Loop. Seating is limited to the first 250 guests with the event targeted towards executives and senior managers.

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  • IoT: the Extra-Terrestrial

    IoT: the Extra-Terrestrial

    02/17/2016 at MATTER


    We bring IoT down to earth through this partnered event with SIM Chicago at MATTER. Registration now open!

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  • Best Advice I Ever Got

    Best Advice I Ever Got

    01/26/2016 at 1871


    A piece of good advice can change everything. Join business leaders from around the region for our first event of 2016, and hear accomplished CEOs and innovators share advice that changed their lives. It just may change yours, too!

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  • Innovators Connection Reception

    Innovators Connection Reception

    12/01/2015 at Park Grill


    Calling all start-ups and corporate innovators – find your next connection and celebrate Chicago’s evolving innovation community at the 2nd annual Innovators Connection Reception hosted by the Chicago Innovation Awards.

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  • Chicago Innovation Awards

    Chicago Innovation Awards

    10/27/2015 at The Harris Theater


    The largest annual celebration of innovation in the Midwest. Chicago’s business and civic leaders come together to honor the creative spirit of the Chicago region by recognizing the most innovative new products and services introduced in the market.


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