Get ready Chicago! We coming at you with a full day of Tech Cocktail activities on October 28th. At 8:30am we'll kick off our Tech Cocktail Startup Mixology conference (space is limited, get your tickets now), which will be focused on showcasing every aspect of starting and running a business. After the conference, we'll host our traditional Tech Cocktail startup mixer event, bringing the energy and enthusiasm of our Chicago tech community and of course, the startups, together again. Below are the important details or just: register now!
When: Thursday, October 28th, 2010 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. CT
Where: John Barleycorn Wrigleyville, 3524 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60657
What: A “cocktail of TECH people”
Price: $10 (online early bird), $15 (standard), $20 (at the door)
(You must be 21+ to attend)
Helping Startups Get Exposure
Tech Cocktail offers a handful of startups an opportunity to show off in an expo-style to the rest of the Chicago entrepreneurial community for FREE. Through the years, we’ve showcased hundreds of startups such as: SCVNGR, SocialThing, The Point (now GroupOn), ArtistData and many more. During past mixer events we have had companies find employees, co-founders, funding and some start-ups have even been acquired. If you have a startup you would like to show off at Tech Cocktail Chicago please submit this form. We will contact you if your startup is selected. Space is limited.
Connecting Startups and Investors
To continue to add value and stay true to our “cocktail mixer of tech people” theme, we are calling all Chicago-area entrepreneurs looking for seed funding or angel investors as we will be trying to help match local startups with local seed or angel investors. If you are an angel investor interested in finding additional deal flow we look to help you too. We know that this type of connection has happened naturally at our events in the past, but we want to help water the seeds a bit and ensure that the fruit of our labor is a better connected entrepreneurial community. Please follow the links below if you are interested:
Startups – Find Active Investors
Investors – Join the Active Investor List
Connecting the technology community
At Tech Cocktail events you are bound to connect with potential new employees, developers, designers and more. Tech Cocktail could be the place where you meet your next employee, co-founder or even get a date. If you are a company looking to hire, you can also leverage the Tech Cocktail job board to get the message out early – or you could sponsor the event and use it as your own personal job fair.
Special thank you to our Tech Cocktail sponsor, Sprint, The Now Network, bringing 4G connectivity to the Chicago area.
The event is also sponsored by Microsoft.