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Find the Connections You Need - Speed Networking for Builders & Resources
Do you feel most of the places you go as an entrepreneur, you never get what you want? Do you feel most of the places are all talk and none of the walk? Do you feel there is no one with actual action or a plan to get help you grow? Together, with Inc Builders and the Entrepreneurial network of Chicago, we will help you grow. Join us for this great event at 1871. Register Here: How is your business doing? Do you need any resources? How about finding free or complementary services/resources. We have many members of our community who are eager to partner with you for absolutely no charge or want to give you some hours or complementary services. Here is a small and growing list... 1) A big well-known university wants to give you 3/4 students for 3/4 months for free 2) A cyber security company wants to do free vulnerability and penetrating testing for your web or mobile app 3) A DevOps company wants to give your free monthly advise and mentoring on how to best host your application and give you free tools 4) A marketing company wants to help you plan your business's marketing strategy 5) Got legal questions? We have a couple of lawyers ready for your questions Above list is be there at the event. Message [masked] if you need any specific help or would like to offer a service. Note:- Please respect your RSVP or change it.

The 1871 Auditorium

222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza · Chicago, IL

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What we're about

We are a trusted resource for the city of Chicago where you can learn about cryptocurrency, cryptoassets, and the blockchain technology that makes it possible. We hope to take you from hearing about bitcoin, ethereum, and crypto, to understanding the amazing possibilities that blockchain technology provides.

To get started on your blockchain knowledge journey, visit our website for a list of trusted blockchain organizations, chat rooms, and guided learning. The new to blockchain section has videos to start you on your path to decentralization. (

Here are some events we host through our meetup.

• Beginner Events (First timer presentation and Q & A to get you started.)

• Developer hacking nights (Presentations explaining web 3 tools and stack decisions and small group hacking time.)

• Subject-focused workshops (Mining/Exchanges/Social Good/Projects in Chicago/etc)

• Community outreach (Talks & presentation around the city. Contact us to visit your organization by emailing

The first time you hear about bitcoin, Ethereum, or any of the altcoins you become curious. You want to know whether this thing is real or fake. We know that blockchain will be as widely used as the internet. We encourage you to use your curiosity to fuel learning about how blockchain can change society for the better.

We have found that what started as investing in cryptocurrencies, has turned into a much bigger phenomenon. The underlying technology behind bitcoin is a revolutionary set of rules coded to allow people across the planet to exchange value. It accomplishes this by having as many computers as possible watching its every transaction. They vote on whether or not each transaction is valid according to the rules of the system.

The revolutionary part is that the system is open, borderless, unseizable, and uncensorable. There is no master switch accessible to an authority to turn off the system. You can choose to participate as long as you have an internet connection. The decentralization is the spread of power in the system. The governance of the system is not controlled by one party, but all the people who participate. These rules are encoded in a way that they can only be changed by an overwhelming majority of participants opting into the rule change. If a rule changes in a way that may be negative for a stakeholder, they can simply opt out by selling their coins.

We are here to help you figure out what the real value is in a decentralized system of the future. Most of our events are free, and some we even provide food and drink. Occasionally we have to charge for an event to cover our costs. We also have low-cost small group workshops.

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