how it works


Make it official. Join our thriving community by becoming a member, completing your brand new personal profile, and adding a Built In Chicago badge to your website. It’s the ultimate way to announce yourself & start making connections.


Connect with people in the startup community. Discover your next co-founder, connection, collaborator or mentor using our member search feature.


Make your mark. Write a blog post, promote an event & add your company to our exclusive directory. Extra proud? Apply now to be our Startup of the Month & win prizes galore.


Hit the town. Get your bearings using the official Chicago Startup Map  – then join us for networking events, conferences & more!


Meet your match. Discover your next project, collaborator or employee by posting to & perusing our curated job posts.


Keep in touch. We aim to be your greatest tech & entrepreneurship resource. Share your comments & questions with us here.