Chicago Venture Summit

Connecting Chicago Entrepreneurs with Venture Funding


The inaugural Chicago Venture Summit hosted influential venture capitalists and angel investors from across the country as they connected with high-potential growth companies. The Summit attracted investors by providing exclusive networking opportunities with Chicago’s Fortune 500 leadership, its local investor community, and influencers in the burgeoning innovation ecosystem. The 2016 Chicago Venture Summit will build on the first year’s early success by bringing together the strongest local, regional and national venture firms with our best and brightest entrepreneurs and industry leaders.



Chicago companies with investors around the country on an annual basis


upon the Summit's success to design future Summits


325 attendees; 54% of venture firms from outside Illinois
Over half of the 30 presented startups have raised a combined total of over $116.85M
2014 sponsors included Pritzker Group Venture Capital, JPMorgan Chase, CME Group, Hyde Park Venture Partners, Silicon Valley Bank, William Blair, Goldman Sachs,and Microsoft


Chicago Ventures | Goldman Sachs |Hyde Park Venture Partners| JPMorgan Chase | Lightbank | Origin Ventures | Pritzker Group | Silicon Valley Bank | William Blair | Burson-Marstellar | Clique Studios | Freshwater Advisers |Illinois Venture Capital Association

Strategic Alignment

Support Emerging & Mature