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Interested in getting more involved in the entrepreneurial scene in Chicago but not sure where to start? This group provides a friendly firsthand look at the current Chicago landscape. From talks and workshops with industry experts to social events with like-minded folks, we'll give you an insider's introduction to the tech, design, and entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Windy City.

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Upcoming events (5+)

The Year of Yes: Collaborate, Communicate & Create Better with Improv ($35)

To register for this class: https://ga.co/2Smjgb4 Innovation comes from an intersection of art and commerce. It comes from creativity, which requires risk, saying yes to new ideas, and collaborating with those around you. Kick off 2019 with a hands-on improv workshop that will take you through a series of fun exercises and discussions designed to hone your skills in creativity, communication and entrepreneurship. Led by facilitators from Chicago’s Team Us Comedy, the workshop will help you explore the principles of improvisation in a comfortable setting so you can keep laughing and saying yes to new ideas and experiences all year long. All workshop attendees will receive a complimentary ticket to a Team Us Comedy show, featuring the best sketch, improv, and stand-up comedians from America’s premier clubs, from The Second City to the Laugh Factory. Takeaways - Learn techniques to improve volume and caliber of ideas generated - Improve presentation skills and ability to answer questions on the spot - Discover how embracing failure can result in more innovative results - Identify ways to best support teammates with different skill sets

Project Management Essentials ($60)

General Assembly @ rent24

To register for this class: https://ga.co/2GIXZXI If you're interested in becoming a project manager or simply want a more effective way to streamline and achieve your project goals, then this class is for you! We'll cover the fundamentals of project management, dissecting the differences between waterfall & agile project management. We'll then take a deeper dive into agile project management, highlighting best practices for proper planning and execution. By the end of the class, you'll be equipped with the techniques and know-how to manage multiple project priorities with ease and efficiency. Takeaways - Clear understanding of the differences between two project managements practices: waterfall and agile - Discuss the shared tasks between the two processes - Analyze the process behind planning sprints - Sprint planning project management in the agile framework

Data Analytics with Tableau ($40)

General Assembly @ rent24

To reserve your spot to this event please RSVP on GA's website here: https://ga.co/2VraeeV This workshop provides an introduction to visual data discovery using Tableau software. It will explore how to use Tableau to connect to, interpret, and analyze data. You will explore sample data sets and then create a Tableau Dashboard showcasing the insights they have discovered.

Women in Tech Breakfast (Free)

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To reserve your spot to this event please RSVP on GA's website here: https://ga.co/2LUUvQK We invite you to join us for this interactive breakfast for Women in Technology. We are featuring great women in tech to give their insight on how they reached their level of success, advice on navigating the workplace, and how we can help the next generation of women in tech.

Past events (1,111)

Design Thinking Bootcamp ($210)

General Assembly @ rent24

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