This year, The Startup Magazine is proud to sponsor the entrepreneurship and venture capital conference, SeedCon, run by the Chicago Booth business school.
On Friday, January 25, the entrepreneurial community at Chicago Booth looks forward to hosting their annual conference, SeedCon. Launched in 1999, SeedCon is a student-run entrepreneurship and venture capital conference at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business; the conference is co-hosted by the Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club alongside the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. This year’s conference will take place at 1871, Chicago’s startup incubator located in the Merchandise Mart.
With a theme of ‘The Future of Everything’, this year SeedCon will explore the convergence of established industries with new technologies and the integration of innovative startups with major corporations. SeedCon will provide the platform to explore challenges and opportunities during this exciting time of change and what beholds the ‘Future of Everything’. This year’s speakers include Eric Feng of Kleiner Perkins (former CTO of Flipboard and Founding CTO of Hulu) and Antonio Gracias of Valor Equity (early investor in Tesla and SpaceX), along with panels on AR/VR, Blockchain and the Future of Transport.
Investors and Entrepreneurs
Each year, SeedCon brings together hundreds of investors, founders, entrepreneurs and students from across Chicago and the country. The conference has been an impactful forum for Booth-affiliated entrepreneurs to promote their companies; Booth alumni including Kaitlin Smith, MBA ‘15, of Simple Mills and David Rabie, MBA ‘15, of Tovala have leveraged conference connections to build greater awareness of their products, develop relationships with investors, and share their entrepreneurial stories.
SeedCon has also brought prominent investors and entrepreneurs from across the country together in Chicago. Past speakers include Matt Maloney, MBA ‘10 (Founder and CEO of GrubHub), Katlin Smith, MBA ‘15 (Founder and CEO of Simple Mills), Joe Mansueto, MBA ‘80 (Founder and Chairman of Morningstar), Sam Yagan (CEO of ShopRunner and Co-founder of OkCupid), and David Klein (CEO and Co-Founder of CommonBond).
This year promises to be yet another successful demonstration of the strength, diversity and health of Chicago’s startup ecosystem.
For tickets, scheduling, and additional information on SeedCon, please visit the event website.