Venture Conference Chicago
When4.3.2019 - 4.4.2019
The Premier Event Covering The New Age of Venture Capital in the Built World.
2018 marked the greatest year of venture funds flowing into the built environment nearly tripling the value that we saw the year prior. It appears we’ve entered a new age of investment interest in the space and we can’t wait to talk about it.
Our second annual Venture Chicago Conference is a multi-day premium event that brings together the built world’s leading investors and hottest startups for a deep dive into the trends and themes shaping the new era of Venture in our industry. This year we’ll touch on FinTech, Intellectual Property, and Acquisitions, all while speaking with investors and startup founders on their experiences, advice, and outlooks into the promising market we operate within.
We’ll be shining a light on the intersection of finance and risk management and technology, with special guests from Aon, XL Innovate, and American Family Ventures, among others.
THIS EVENT IS GREAT FOR:
They’ve got an amazing new technology that will revolutionize the built industry. They have vision, energy, grit, and a great business plan. They’re only missing one thing – cash.
Executives of Venture Firms
They are taking the pulse of the industry, scanning the room for the next technology that will make it BIG. They know how to get a business off the ground and bring in major cash.
Leaders of Corporate Innovation Programs and Investment Groups
They see that technology is constantly changing. At any second, a new trend could disrupt their business. They need to stay ahead of the curve and make sure they are in control of industry changes. They know that the best way to dominate the industry is to invest in cutting-edge tech.
Day 1 Schedule
Breakfast & Networking
Opening Remarks & Keynote: State of Venture in the Industry
Matt Gagne, Research Manager, BuiltWorlds
BuiltWorlds Research Manager, Matt Gagne will be walking through where the built industry is in 2019 with regards to the world of venture capital. Gagne will touch on the BuiltWorlds 2018 Year-in-Review, the Venture Deals 50 List and how the past few years of innovation in the space has been shaped by financing.
Moderator: Jim Lichtenwalter, Journalist, BuiltWorlds | Kyle Beatty, Partner, American Family Ventures | Martha Notaras, Partner, XL Innovate | Adam Bridgman, Partner, HOLT CAT Ventures
Networking & Refreshments
FinTech "Showcase" in the BuiltWorld Panel
Moderator: Matt Gagne, Research Manager, BuiltWorlds | David Wald, CEO, Aclaimant | Chase Gilbert, CEO, Built | Peter Grant, CEO, SafeSite | Steve Wightman, CEO, Buildpay
Fireside Chat: Jesse Devitte on Building Ventures
Moderator: Jim Lichtenwalter, Journalist, BuiltWorlds | Jesse Devitte, Managing Director & Co-Founder, Building Ventures
Keynote: Valuing the Intellectual Property in Startups
Fireside Chat: Mallorie Brodie & Lauren Lake on Bridgit
Moderator: Matt Gagne, Research Manager, BuiltWorlds | Mallorie Brodie, CEO & Co-Founder, Bridgit | Lauren Lake, Co-Founder, Bridgit
Topic Breakout Session
Incubators, Accelerators & Open Innovation Initiatives Panel
Moderator: Jim Lichtenwalter, News Analyst, BuiltWorlds | Laura Plunkett, Strategy Director, NOVA by Saint Gobain | Andrew Ackerman, Managing Director, Dreamit| Mike Latiner, President & Principal, Treehouse Adventures
Matt Gagne, Research Manager, BuiltWorlds
VIP KICK OFF PARTY
Wednesday April 3 from 5:30PM – 7:30PM
Join us for an intimate evening of drinks, hors-d’oeuvres, and networking with Future Workforce speakers, special guests, and BuiltWorlds Standard, Enterprise, and Strategic Members. We keep the guest list small and the drinks cold so you can focus on making the connections that matter. Space is limited and tickets will sell out.
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- What's included in the ticket?
Access to all sessions at the conference.
Continental breakfast, lunch, and all-day refreshments.
Participation in BuiltWorlds Research-led breakout sessions.
Access to available white papers, speaker presentations (per speaker consent) and event attendee portal.
Invitation to the VIP Kick Off Party (for Standard, Enterprise, and Strategic Members).
- What do I do if I can't attend?
Once redeemed, tickets can only be canceled and replenished to member accounts up to 30 days prior to the start date of the event. After that, unused tickets may not be replenished to the member’s account.
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- Where should I stay?
All parts of our Venture Conference will take place at the Westin Chicago River North. If you want to be near all the action, you can find a room there in our discounted room block!
- How do I book a discounted room?
The Westin River North is offering a limited rate for $319 for the night of Wednesday, April 3. Cutoff date for special rates is Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Online booking forms will be available shortly.
- Which airport should I fly into?
O’Hare (ORD) and Midway (MDW) are both nearby. Rideshares, taxis, car rentals, and public transit (CTA) are easily accessible from both locations.
- How do I access the event?
Proceed through the hotel lobby and check in with BuiltWorlds staff.
- Is parking available?
Westin River North offers valet parking for $69 daily; on-site parking $49 daily; off-site parking $13 daily.
- Where can I get more questions answered?
We’re happy to help you! Please contact our Events Coordinator, Alex Maksymec, at firstname.lastname@example.org for any and all questions!