5 Chicago tech events guaranteed to make your week better

by Michael Hines
August 28, 2017

The summer may be coming to an end, but there is good news, too. We’ve once again selected five Chicago tech events you need to know about this week. These include a Polsky Accelerator demo day and a startup funding workshop. If you’re looking for more to do, be sure to check out our full events calendar.

Polsky Accelerator Demo Day — Summer 2017 Cohort, Aug 29 at 1 p.m.

The University of Chicago’s Gleacher Center plays host to this demo day for the Polsky Accelerator’s summer 2017 cohort. A total of nine startups will be presenting.

Morningstar Tech Talks: Starting an API Program, Aug 29 at 5:15 p.m.

Learn the ins and outs of starting and managing an API program at this Morningstar Tech Talk. Arity’s Ben Rodriguez, a self-described "API Champion," will lead the talk.

Startup Funding Workshop, Aug 30 at 5:30 p.m.

RJ Pahura, CEO and founder of Venture Connects, leads this workshop, which is targeted at both founders and early-stage investors. After the workshop ends, there will be a Q&A session as well as a group discussion.

Everything you need to know before implementing chatbots for your business, Aug 30 at 5:30 p.m.

Wondering if a chatbot is right for your business? This event answers that question and then some, with explanations of the many different types of chatbots as well as industry-specific use cases and implementation strategies.

MinnoTank, Aug 31 at 2 p.m.

MinnoTank is a private investment networking event for startups looking to raise between $500,000 and $5 million. The event takes place at mHUB, with support from the Founder Institute of Chicago.


Looking for more to do? Check out our full events calendar!

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