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Work Jam + Networking
Working alone is no fun… Solution? Work Jam! Get things done and meet like-minded people in a session of working together. Our Work Jams are a combination of physical gatherings with virtual sessions. Join our Telegram group to connect with a global Work Jam community from anywhere you're planning to work. Why? Working together is proved to boost productivity. It will create the accountability as you will declare your goals and results for each session. Also, meeting new people face to face while working together will connect you to potential team members, clients and friends. It's a powerful mix of focused work with networking in short breaks. How to prepare? Bring either a laptop, iPad, notebook or whatever you need to complete your tasks. If you arrive first, please write a comment below about where you're sitting and how to identify you (e.g. shirt color). If you don't see a comment, you are the first person, so post one. What will happen? We'll start with introductions and networking (first 30 min). Then we'll "go to work" for 90 min. And then, another round of networking (30 min). After 2 hours 30 min, you may continue the cycle with even more work until the last person gives up :) How we'll work We'll follow "Pomodoro Technique", which is a popular time management and productivity method. The StartupBlink team will start the “pomodoro timer” to indicate work and break times. The work timer will run for 25 minutes, after which we will have a 5-minute break (also timed). This short break is your time to relax, chat with other people, and set a goal for the next 25-minute work session (remember to share your goal on the Telegram channel). We'll go back to work once the 5-minute break ends. We will repeat this routine 3 times, before the next networking break, i.e. 3x (25min+5min)=90 min What if nobody else shows up? Firstly, check the comments below, maybe you just can't find each other? If you don't see a comment, you're probably the first to arrive so let others know how to identify you (e.g. shirt color). Secondly, we've got you covered anyway, even if nobody else joins you or if you stay at home. The fun part about our Work Jams is that they happen in other cities at the same time so you can be a part of a global community. Join our Telegram channel to connect with other people. What's next? Join us at the next Work Jam, they are free for now. Also, if you enjoyed the productivity boost from working together and meeting new people consider joining a coworking space! StartupBlink partner, WeWork, is offering the members of this group a special discount of up to 15%. You can apply using this link (

Starbucks on Washington near Daley Plaza

111 West Washington Street · Chicago, IL

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What we're about

Why should you join the StartupBlink Networking Meetup?

Do you want to meet like-minded entrepreneurs? Grow your business faster? Find co-founders or partners?

This meetup facilitates casual networking events that will allow you to make the valuable contacts necessary to grow your startup.

Our Monthly Networking Meetups are organized in dozens of cities around the world, either by volunteers or exclusive Community Leaders ( ( in each city.

Other than our monthly Networking events, we also feature events offered by the community (that’s you!).

Another great way for you to network and expand your business connections is to join a coworking space! Members of the group are eligible for up to 15% discount from our partners at WeWork, the world’s leading coworking network!

What is StartupBlink?

StartupBlink is an interactive global startup ecosystem map and research center featuring tens of thousands of listed startups, coworking spaces, and accelerators. Add yours as well to Chicago Startup Map - (

Who organizes the events?

The events are organized by the members of the group. If you like, you can choose the location and take charge of our next monthly networking event (just send us a message). You may also become our exclusive Chicago Community Leader ( (

Looking for a coworking space in Chicago? Check out all the options along with prices, photos, member reviews and more on

Our project is a partner of ANSYS Startup Program ( ) which supplies innovative discounted simulation products for early stage Startups building virtual prototypes of new products.

All meetups are hosted in accordance with the terms of use posted on

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