What we're about

The goal of "Illini Startups" is to connect Illinois Alumni, students and Chicago entrepreneurs with a common interest in the startup movement around Chicago to share ideas and serve as a mutual resource to the growing community of entrepreneurs. We achieve our goal by hosting monthly meetups for casual networking with half the time devoted to hosting an expert guest speaker on solving a problem that is faced by many small businesses and startups.

Our events are hosted in a floating location as part of the 'Illinois Showcase', where every month we host in a new location around Chicago that has captured entrepreneurial spirit and wants to show it off.

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