Tech.Co Heads to Chicago for Startups, Stays for the Comedy

Chicago has been hailed as the comedy capital of the world on more than one occasion. Whether it be Bill Murray lighting up the silver screen or Tina Fey cracking jokes at Second City, there is no shortage of talent when it comes to comedy in the Windy City. Chicago is, in fact, no stranger to talent in the startup world as well, which is why Tech.Co is planning to head east to host a Startup Showcase in Chicago on July 27th! A number of budding startups will demo their products while founders, employees, and attendees alike will enjoy drinks and networking until the sun comes up.

Don’t think of this as a simple competition. This is a chance for Chicago startups to show their work on a grander scale. Our sponsor Microsoft Accelerator will have team members on-site to evaluate and report back on some of the ideas and products that stick out. You’ll also have a chance to learn about their program, which has churned out the likes of Beagle and Affinio.

The startups in the showcase will, however, be considered for the Tech.Co Startup of the Year competition, which will be held in San Jose, CA during the Innovate! and Celebrate conference. This year, we’ve partnered with the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) – which produces the CES – for the global conference that will bring together tech leaders, influencers, investors, and of course, early-stage startup companies.

Sign up today for the Chicago event and bring your team. We will have cocktails, snacks, and great networking. Support your favorite local startups as we begin our search for Tech.Co’s Startup of the Year!

Abode – provides its users with digital marketing and media solutions.

BallotReady – an online, non-partisan voter guide for local elections.

Career Podium – provides education and comfort in navigating the confusing world of job hunting.

Myhuddl – keeps your network and all of your contacts in a format that can help you grow your network.

Cubii – integrates wirelessly with mobile devices and fitness trackers to make sitting healthier

**More startups to come**

Tech.Co Startup Showcase in Chicago

When: Wednesday, July 27th; 6 PM – 8:30 PM

Where: 1871 (222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212, Chicago, IL 60654)

Cost: $10

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Thank you to our sponsors Microsoft Accelerator, dot ME, American Airlines, Saper Law and Chicago Tech Rocks for supporting this effort in Chicago. 

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Conor is the Lead Writer for For the last six years, he’s covered everything from tech news and product reviews to digital marketing trends and business tech innovations. He's written guest posts for the likes of Forbes, Chase, WeWork, and many others, covering tech trends, business resources, and everything in between. He's also participated in events for SXSW, Tech in Motion, and General Assembly, to name a few. He also cannot pronounce the word "colloquially" correctly. You can email Conor at
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