• 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: https://www.meetup.com/Inc-Builders-Community-of-Entrepreneurs-and-Collaborators/events/256848347 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 growing...so 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

  • Voice of Blockchain 2019
    Tickets are available for 2019 Voice of Blockchain for only $99 if you buy before the holiday! You can also get $20 back per referral when people buy using your link. Apply to speak/present/volunteer/exhibit on the website: https://voiceofblockchain.com/ In April of 2018, we set out to create a conference in Chicago. A group composed primarily of volunteers came together to bring Chicago the largest and highest quality blockchain gathering it has ever had. In building the event, we had five guiding principles in mind. Put the Right People in the Room Networking has a purpose Diversity is not an afterthought Create opportunities to learn Focus on the builders On August 24th & 25th magic happened at Navy Pier in Chicago as 1,281 builders came to the table to make business deals, meet incredible new friends, and discover the next new thing. Every talk and panel was hand-picked to be the most interesting possible conversation. We had pre-parties and afterparties. Overall, it was a HUGE success! Put the Right People in the Room Over 50 influencers and 100 speakers were in attendance. The highlight of the event came during a conversation between Matt Roszak of Bloq and Edmund Moy, the 38th Director of the U.S. Mint. Mr. Moy didn’t waste time getting to the point as he told us that bitcoin would “end the government’s monopoly on money which will allow humans to flourish.” From builders to influencers to business people, this gathering was like no other. Some notable speakers included Brittany Kaiser (Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower), Brian Jenkins (Former CNN Reporter), Jimmy Song, Rumi Morales (Outlier Ventures), the entire Democracy Earth team! Networking has a Purpose In the surveys, people really loved being able to meet so many of the speakers and influencers. The pre-party was fantastic and things kept going with the dinners and multiple afterparties coming together for a third-floor private party with drinks and sparklers decorating the room. The conference itself was separated into four tracks: innovation, social good, fintech/markets, and #buidl. Diversity is Not an Afterthought Two days of three stages running constantly and every panel had diversity. We had builders from the southside of Chicago and venture capital from China. We had more diverse representation than any blockchain conference I have attended. We simply paid attention and found awesome people doing amazing things. Women led the conversation just as much as the men did because we took the time to examine our efforts even on a short planning time frame. Create Opportunities to Learn By intention, we asked that speakers and panelists not spend time discussing how they got into blockchain. Instead, we set up focused conversations on specific topics. If you want beginner information, go to the beginner’s booth or a talk for beginners. If you want a deep conversation about an industry vertical important to you or about developing non-fungible tokens, then attend that panel. We think this is how conferences should work. Focus on the builders Builders are the people building our ecosystem. To us this includes artists, entrepreneurs, and influncers. We hosted more builders from top 100 projects than any other event we have seen. Projects representing included: Bitcoin, Ethereum (Consensys), Iota, NEM, Stellar, EOS, Enigma, Zcash, Decred, Nano, Huobi, and more! Honorable Mention: Don’t let pay to pitch guide decisions We turned down $200,000+ in sponsors who only wanted to pitch onstage in the middle of the great conversations. This decision added to the quality of the event without a doubt, however, it left us with a loss rather than profit. To compromise, this year we intend to have a pitch stage so the quality content remains uninterrupted. Overall, we built an event that we would like to attend. Buy your ticket at a huge discount today https://voiceofblockchain.com/

    Downtown location, TBD

    TBD · Chicago, IL