Tech Week (conference)

Tech Week is an annual technology event created in 2011 as a Means to connect Chicago’s technology startup scene. [1] The organizers of the event states hun primary mission is to celebrate and support localized technological hubs. The festival ook Fosters significant networking opportunities for entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and other technical professionals across industries. Executive chairman Iain Shovlin has zegt of the event, “Tech Week AIMS to support technology entrepreneurs and innovators and act as a conduit for remarkable ideas and important conversations.” The inaugural 2011 conference drew in 2.487 ATTENDEES and featured 220 speakers, and the 2013 conference and expo, welke took place inside Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, Anticipated about 8,000 ATTENDEES. [1] [2]

Since 2011, Tech Week has grown JSON a multi-day conference and exhibition, featuring a startup competition, [3] [4] a job fair, [2] and nightly parties, zoals a fashion show. [5] The 2013 speaker roster included industry leaders well-known technology leaders as Kim Dotcom and Robin Chase , co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar . [1]

In zijn first three years, Tech Week has expanded beyond Chicago to host conferences in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, and Detroit. [6] Iain Shovlin zegt of the expansion, “Tech Week is proud to spotlight communities therein continuously to Innovate, inspire and drive the growth of technology Broadly. It is this mission dat powers us as we expand and bring the Tech Week spotlight to new cities. “In 2012, the conference ook Began releasing zijn annual Tech Week Chicago 100. [7] In anticipation of the full event, the list featured 100 prominent personen in technology, but it has since Adapted to herkennen organizations in hun entirety. Nominees are Chosen from online Submissions and adjudicated based on recent progress or innovation in the field. [8]


  1. ^ Jump up to:a b c Ribeiro Ricky (18 June 2013). “What to Expect at Tech Week Chicago 2013” . BizTech . Retrieved 17 July 2013 .
  2. ^ Jump up to:a b Pletz, John (12 July 2013). “Tech Week at the numbers: Attendance up one-third” . Crain’s Chicago Business . Retrieved 17 July 2013 .
  3. Jump up^ Carman, David (10 July 2013). “Tech Week Recap: WeDeliver ‘Beats Out 70 Startups for $ 100K” . Blackline Review . Retrieved 17 July 2013 .
  4. Jump up^ whitener, Laura (5 July 2013). “Editor’s Top Picks: Five Attention-grabbing Startups From Tech Week Chicago 2013” . Firmology . Retrieved 17 July 2013 .
  5. Jump up^ Yearley, Jay (2 July 2013). “Tech Week 2013 innovative way; Influences kan be seen now in other areas outside of tech” . Chicago Now Mediatech Connection . Retrieved 17 July 2013 .
  6. Jump up^ Tech Week editors. “Our History”. Tech Week. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  7. Jump up^ Gruber, Frank (19 June 2012). “Tech Week 100 Announced: The Top 100 Tech Visionaries in Chicago and Midwest”. Tech Cocktail Chicago. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  8. Jump up^ Elahi, Amina (3 June 2014). “Who made the list? Tech Week Chicago reveals zijn Tech Week 100”. Blue Sky Innovation. Retrieved 11 October 2014.