The State of Innovation (SOI) is our annual meetup series focused on the industries, people, businesses, trends, and topics that are shaping the city’s tech community and economy. 

Up next is Women in Inno: Filling & Funding the Pipeline, Presented by Perkins Coie

When talking about gender diversity in tech – or about inclusiveness within the industry in general – the conversation tends to be focused more on the problem than the solution. And though it’s extremely important to discuss and analyze the issue at hand and how it came to be, it’s also critical that this dialogue continues to be infused with actionable solutions, as well as offer examples of what’s currently working and who’s working on it.

That’s why, on June 28th at 5:30PM, Chicago Inno will be hosting its next meetup, Women in Inno: Filling & Funding the Pipeline. The event will be keynoted by a panel discussion with local female venture capitalists, as they discuss funding and empowering women entrepreneurs in Chicago and how the tech and venture industries can work to become more inclusive. Preceding the panel will be an Inno Showcase where we’ll hear from several exciting early-stage and student startups that are filling the city’s ‘Women in Innovation’ pipeline.

The lineup and showcase will be announced soon; stay tuned. Space will be limited for this meetup, be sure to grab your ticket now here.

Event Schedule:
5:30 – 6:00 – Registration /Networking
6:00 – 6:05 – Welcome, Opening Remarks
6:05 – 6:30 – Showcase
6:30 – 7:30 – Panel & Questions
7:30 – 8:30 – Networking

Thank you to our event sponsor!