When and Where

January 31, 2018

5:30PM - 8:00PM

MakeOffices Loop

1 N State St.


Every December, we post our annual 'Startups to Watch,' a collection of early-stage Chicago companies that we predict and anticipate big things out of in the coming twelve months and beyond.

On January 31, we’ll be hosting a Startups to Watch meetup, which will feature pitches and discussions with several of the selected startups. In the annual roundup, we articulate why we’re bullish on each and every startup, explaining what they do and why they’re poised for a big 2018. But at the meetup, you’ll get the pitch and passion straight from the company, offering the opportunity to see exactly why we think these entrepreneurs and businesses will be driving and shaping the city’s innovation economy for years ahead.

Check out who will be in attendance below and learn more about our presenters here. Be sure to grab your tickets early, this event always sells out fast.

Jennifer Fried, CEO of ExplORer Surgical

Alex Niemczewski, CEO of BallotReady

Bobby Goodman, Co-Founder of Truss

Shaniqua Davis, CEO & Founder of Noirefy

Gabriel Wyner, CEO of Fluent Forever

Mike Jakob, CEO of Digital Golf Technologies

John W. Colson, Director of Operations for ClostraBio

Sean Harper, Co-founder of Kin Insurance