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May 2017

Curator's Choice


01

  • 05/01/2017
  • 08:30am
  • FREE

Fulbright Proposal Bootcamp: Study/Research

Harper Memorial Library 1116 East 59th Street Room 284 Chicago, IL 60637


  • 05/01/2017
  • 09:00am
  • FREE

Small Business Week: Prioritizing Your Priorities

Illinois SBA District Office 500 West Madison Street Chicago, IL 60661


  • 05/01/2017
  • 05:00pm
  • FREE

Chicago Client Appreciation Happy Hour

City Winery 1200 West Randolph Street Chicago, IL 60607



02

  • 05/02/2017
  • 08:00am
  • FREE

Small Business Resources in your Backyard

73 W Monroe St 73 West Monroe Street Chicago, IL 60603


  • 05/02/2017
  • 09:00am
  • FREE

Small Business Week: Leadership & Team-Building Skills for the Entrepreneur

Illinois SBA District Office 500 West Madison Street Suite 1150 Chicago, IL 60661


  • 05/02/2017
  • 09:00am
  • FREE

All Day Women's Collective

Free Range Office: 2141 W. North Ave., 2nd Flr, Chicago, IL 60647


  • 05/02/2017
  • 03:00pm
  • FREE

Small Business Success: The Case for Employee Engagement

Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212 Chicago, IL 60654


  • 05/02/2017
  • 05:00pm
  • FREE

FindSpark Chicago Launch Happy Hour: Non-Lame Networking & Career Chats

Ironside Bar and Galley 546 N Wells St Chicago, IL 60654


  • 05/02/2017
  • 05:30pm
  • FREE

Critical Translation: From Science to Solutions

Polsky Exchange North - 1452 East 53rd Street - Chicago, IL 60615


  • 05/02/2017
  • 06:00pm
  • FREE

Small Business Week: Ready Set Go - Business Smart Workshop

Joseph Center SBDC 7600 West Roosevelt Road Forest Park, IL 60130



03

  • 05/03/2017
  • 09:00am
  • FREE

Small Business Week: Strategic Planning - How to Make a Profit

Illinois SBA District Office 500 West Madison Street Suite 1150 Chicago, IL 60661


  • 05/03/2017
  • 10:00am
  • FREE

Small Business Week: How to Start a Business in Illinois

Far South Community Development Corporation 9923 South Halsted Street Suite D Chicago, IL 60628


  • 05/03/2017
  • 10:00am
  • $30 – $40

#gabLABS: Pinterest for your business

Festive Collective 3279 W Armitage Ave Chicago, IL 60647


  • 05/03/2017
  • 12:00pm
  • FREE

DigitalHack Marketing Series

Webinar Chicago IL


  • 05/03/2017
  • 12:00pm
  • FREE

Small Business Week: Equity Crowdfunding Basics

Far South Community Development Corporation 9923 South Halsted Street Suite D Chicago, IL 60628


  • 05/03/2017
  • 01:30pm
  • FREE

Need an Intern But Not Sure Where to Begin? Start Here!

4245 N Knox Ave 4245 North Knox Avenue Chicago, IL 60641


  • 05/03/2017
  • 03:00pm
  • FREE

City Inspections – Ask Questions, Get Answers

City of Chicago City Hall 121 N. LaSalle St. Room 805 Chicago, IL 60602


  • 05/03/2017
  • 05:30pm
  • FREE

Venture Connects: VCAccess - for Entrepreneurs & Investors

Soho House Chicago 113 North Green Street Chicago, IL 60607


  • 05/03/2017
  • 06:00pm
  • FREE

Spark Chicago Freelancers Meetup: Public Speaking Workshop

Grind Coworking 2 North LaSalle Street 14th floor Chicago, Illinois 60602



04

  • 05/04/2017
  • 04:00pm
  • Free

Small Business on the Road

1871, 222 W. Merchandise Mart, #1212, Chicago


  • 05/04/2017
  • 06:00pm
  • FREE

Small Business Week Networking Reception

Free Range Office: 2141 W. North Ave., 2nd Flr, Chicago, IL 60647


  • 05/04/2017
  • 06:00pm
  • FREE

FinTank's Business Intelligence Case Study & Panel Discussion - Tableau Application

FinTank 333 South Wabash Avenue, Suite 2700, Chicago, IL, United States Chicago, Il 60604


  • 05/04/2017
  • 06:00pm
  • FREE

Integrity in Digital Project Management: Keeping It Real

Centro 11 E Madison, 6th Floor, Chicago, IL


  • 05/04/2017
  • 06:00pm
  • FREE

Founder Institute Mentor Gathering & VIP Launch Mixer

BeOffice 444 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 1200, Chicago, Chicago, IL



05

  • 05/05/2017
  • 09:00am
  • FREE

Small Business Week: Entrepreneurship - Making Great Decisions

Illinois SBA District Office 500 West Madison Street Suite 1150 Chicago, IL 60661


  • 05/05/2017
  • 09:30am
  • FREE

Business Licensing 101

City Hall 121 North LaSalle Street Room 805 Chicago, IL 60602


  • 05/05/2017
  • 11:00am
  • FREE

Small Business Week: Get Certified to Do Business With the Federal Govt.

Microsoft - Shops at North Bridge 520 North Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60611


  • 05/05/2017
  • 01:30pm
  • FREE

'A Model Business' Series

The Burson Center


  • 05/05/2017
  • 06:00pm
  • FREE

Marrying Your Passion With Technology

The Cliff Dwellers Club 200 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60604 22nd Floor Chicago, IL 60604



06

  • 05/06/2017
  • 10:30am
  • $50

Entrepreneurial Wellness Workshop

ICNC, 320 N Damen Ave. Chicago, IL 60612


  • 05/06/2017
  • 10:30am
  • $50

Healthy Entrepreneurship: A Wellness Workshop for Entrepreneurs

ICNC, 320 N Damen Ave. Chicago, IL 60612



08

  • 05/08/2017
  • 12:00pm
  • FREE

Content Marketing & Social Media for Startups

Polsky Exchange - Promontory Point Classroom - 1452 E 53rd St - Second Floor - Chicago, IL 60615


  • 05/08/2017
  • 06:00pm
  • $20 for non-members; $10 for ICNC and Hatchery members

Protect Your Food Business: Understanding & Choosing the Right Insurance!

ICNC, 320 N Damen Ave. Chicago, IL 60612



09

  • 05/09/2017
  • 08:30am
  • $0 – $10

Create Your Vision Board

11109 S Longwood Dr - 11109 South Longwood Drive - Chicago, IL 60643


  • 05/09/2017
  • 08:30am
  • $125-$225

The Chicago Tech Summit

Chicago History Museum 1601 N Clark Street Chicago, IL 60614


  • 05/09/2017
  • 10:00am
  • FREE

Nonprofit StartUp Workshop

815 W 63rd st. 4th floor Chicago, IL 60621


  • 05/09/2017
  • 05:15pm
  • FREE

Women in FinTech Panel

FinTank 333 South Wabash Avenue, Suite 2700, Chicago, IL


  • 05/09/2017
  • 05:30pm
  • FREE

From Hadoop to Spark: Opportunities and Challenges in Making the Switch

Networked Insights 350 North Orleans Street, #850, Chicago, IL


  • 05/09/2017
  • 06:30pm
  • $20

Intro to Facebook Advertising

Blue1647 1647 S. Blue Island Ave. Chicago, IL 60608



10

  • 05/10/2017
  • 09:00am
  • FREE

Write Copy that Sells

Chicago - Chicago IL


  • 05/10/2017
  • 12:00pm
  • FREE

DigitalHack Marketing Series

Webinar - Chicago IL


  • 05/10/2017
  • 12:00pm
  • FREE

How To Be A Better Entrepreneur

Serendipity Labs Chicago - 1 South Wacker Drive - #200 - Chicago, IL 60606


  • 05/10/2017
  • 04:30pm
  • Free

How They Did It

1 E Jackson Blvd #7900, Chicago, IL 60604


  • 05/10/2017
  • 06:00pm
  • Free

What You Need to Do Before Raising Capital

1871 Auditorium - 222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza - Suite 1212 - Chicago, IL 60654


  • 05/10/2017
  • 06:00pm
  • $20

Business Improv Workshop

Catalyst Ranch - 656 West Randolph Street - #3W - Chicago, IL 60661



11

  • 05/11/2017
  • 08:00am
  • Free

Personal Branding – Business Communication Essentials powerd by TALI

Serendipity Labs - 1 South Wacker Drive - suite 200 - Chicago, IL 60606


  • 05/11/2017
  • 08:30am
  • FREE

Complimentary Coworking Day at Serendipity Labs Chicago

1 S Wacker Dr - 1 South Wacker Drive - Suite 200 - Chicago, IL 60606


  • 05/11/2017
  • 05:30pm
  • FREE

Learning How to Coach Others - Happy Hour Coach®

The Metropolitan Club 233 South Wacker Drive #67 Chicago, IL 60606


  • 05/11/2017
  • 06:00pm
  • FREE

How To Succeed – You Must Be A Better Entrepreneur

Coalition: Impact - 405 West Superior Street - Chicago, IL 60654



12

  • 05/12/2017
  • 08:30am
  • $49

Here's How: Step-by-Step Marketing Advice from Chicago's Top Startups, presented by Propllr PR

TechNexus - 20 North Upper Wacker Drive - #1200 - Chicago, IL 60606


  • 05/12/2017
  • 09:30am
  • FREE

Buying a Business: Find, Evaluate and Negotiate

City Hall - 121 North LaSalle Street - Room 805 - Chicago, IL 60602



15

  • 05/15/2017
  • 08:30am
  • FREE

Business Analytics Innovation Summit

Palmer House Hilton Hotel - 17 E Monroe St - Chicago, IL 60603


  • 05/15/2017
  • 09:00am
  • $599 for the 2-day workshops, but participants can save 20% by the early bird deadline, and take an additional 10% off with the Startup Digest discount code: STARTUP_LOVE_2017

Digital Psychology & Emotional Design Training Week

DePaul University DePaul Center Chicago, IL 60604


  • 05/15/2017
  • 09:00am
  • $15-$44

Take Ownership of Your Marketing Career

30 W. Monroe St #400, Chicago, IL 60603


  • 05/15/2017
  • 09:00am
  • FREE

Write Copy that Sells

Chicago - Chicago IL


  • 05/15/2017
  • 12:00pm
  • FREE

Executive Lunch: What kind of Entrepreneur will you be?

Blackbird Restaurant - 619 W. Randolph - Chicago, Illinois 60661


  • 05/15/2017
  • 02:00pm
  • FREE

Getting Started with Illustrator - 2D Design for Fun and Prototyping

Polsky Exchange North - Kimbark Room - 1452 E. 53rd St. - 2nd Floor - Chicago, IL 60615


  • 05/15/2017
  • 04:30pm
  • FREE

Entrepreneurial Finance/Bookkeeping Seminar Series - Part 1

DePaul University Coleman Entrepreneurship Center - 1 East Jackson Boulevard - #7900 - Chicago, IL 60604


  • 05/15/2017
  • 05:30pm
  • Free

eShares in Chicago: Equity Insights + How To Allocate Options

The Study Chicago


  • 05/15/2017
  • 06:00pm
  • FREE

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You?

Thurgood Marshall Branch, Chicago Public Library - 7506 South Racine Avenue - Chicago, IL 60620


  • 05/15/2017
  • 06:00pm
  • FREE

What Kind of Entrepreneur Do You Want To Be? - Chicago

1871 Entrepreneurial Hub - 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza - Suite 1212 - Chicago, Illinois 60654



16

  • 05/16/2017
  • 04:00pm
  • FREE

Pitch + Catch @25N Geneva

25N Coworking - Geneva - 25 N. River Lane - Geneva, IL 60134


  • 05/16/2017
  • 06:00pm
  • $10-25

Startup Grind Hosts Genevieve Thiers, Founder Sittercity.com & RISE

WeWork - National Building 125 South Clark Street , Chicago


  • 05/16/2017
  • 06:00pm
  • FREE

Make Money With Your Smart Phone

Prairie House - 1515 S Prairie, Chicago IL 60605 - Chicago, IL 60605


  • 05/16/2017
  • 06:00pm
  • FREE

2017 eCommerce Playbook with BigCommerce, The Plum Tree Group and PayPal

1871 - 222 Merchandise Mart Plz - Chicago, IL 60654


  • 05/16/2017
  • 06:00pm
  • FREE

Using analytics to sharpen your website marketing (WordPress Bloggers Meetup)

Next Door - 659 West Diversey Parkway - Chicago, IL 60657


  • 05/16/2017
  • 06:30pm
  • FREE

ImBlackInTech :: Monthly Mixer #5 | 5/16/17 (CHICAGO)

Cliff Dwellers Club - 200 S Michigan Ave - 22nd Floor - Chicago, IL 60604



17

  • 05/17/2017
  • 08:00am
  • $10

Career & Employment Workshop May

Union League Club of Chicago - 65 W Jackson Blvd - Chicago, IL 60604


  • 05/17/2017
  • 10:00am
  • FREE

Two-Page Business Plan

Microsoft - Shops at North Bridge - 520 North Michigan Avenue - Chicago, IL 60611


  • 05/17/2017
  • 05:30pm
  • FREE

Community Business Workshop: Intellectual Property for Small Businesses

Polsky Exchange North - 1452 East 53rd Street - Chicago, IL 60615


  • 05/17/2017
  • 06:00pm
  • FREE

Chivr-Chicago Virtual Reality @ Digitas

DigitasLBi - 180 North LaSalle Drive - 11th Floor - Chicago, IL 60601



18

  • 05/18/2017
  • 08:30am

The Business Jumpstart Program

Compass(x) Strategy - 4043 North Ravenswood Avenue - #219 - Chicago, IL 60613


  • 05/18/2017
  • 09:00am
  • FREE

Hive Chicago 2017 Meetups-YMCA

YMCA Headquarters - 1030 w Van Buren st - Chicago, IL 60607


  • 05/18/2017
  • 10:00am
  • FREE

Elmhurst Co-Working Connection

Elmhurst Public Library - 125 South Prospect Avenue - Second Floor Gathering Room - Elmhurst, IL 60126


  • 05/18/2017
  • 03:00pm
  • FREE

GA's Tech, Design + Data Talent Showcase

GA Chicago @ MakeOffices, 1 N. State Street 14th Floor Chicago, IL 60602


  • 05/18/2017
  • 05:00pm
  • FREE

Innovating with Data: Entrepreneurship Workshop and Flex.io Launch Party

Polsky Exchange North - 1452 E 53rd St - 2nd Floor - Chicago, IL 60615


  • 05/18/2017
  • 05:30pm
  • FREE

GRCC Young Women Leaders Meet Up

Artifact Events - 4325 North Ravenswood Avenue - Chicago, IL 60613


  • 05/18/2017
  • 06:00pm
  • FREE

Intro to Code: The Experience

Actualize - 215 West Ohio Street - Chicago, IL 60654



19

  • 05/19/2017
  • 08:30am
  • FREE

Connecting With Your Audience

https://meetings.webex.com/collabs/#/meetings/detail?uuid=M7Q9P15SKNUYN6UUSGC3TE4NU7-14I1R&rnd=383221.39487 - Chicago 60657


  • 05/19/2017
  • 09:30am
  • FREE

Taking the Mystery out of Business Insurance

City Hall - 121 North LaSalle Street - Room 805 - Chicago, IL 60602


  • 05/19/2017
  • 03:00pm
  • FREE

@Revenue Database Party

3033 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657 - Chicago, IL 60657



22

  • 05/22/2017
  • 04:30pm
  • FREE

Entrepreneurial Finance/Bookkeeping Seminar Series - Part 2

DePaul University Coleman Entrepreneurship Center - 1 East Jackson Boulevard - #7900 - Chicago, IL 60604


  • 05/22/2017
  • 06:00pm
  • FREE

GWIS Chicago Science Talks

Goethe-Institut Chicago - 150 N Michigan Ave - #200 - Chicago, IL 60601


  • 05/22/2017
  • 06:00pm
  • FREE

Yelp University: Using Reviews To Boost Your Service Business

Merchandise Mart - 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza - Suite #475 - Chicago, IL 60654



23

  • 05/23/2017
  • 06:00pm
  • $20 for non-members; $10 for ICNC and Hatchery members

Balancing the Books: Organizing Cash Flow, Payables, & Receivables

ICNC, 320 N Damen Ave. Chicago, IL 60612


  • 05/23/2017
  • 06:00pm
  • $7 – $15

Workshop: Define Your Company Values

Lost Arts - 1001 North North Branch Street - Chicago, IL 60642


  • 05/23/2017
  • 06:30pm
  • $15

Branding For Your Audience: Are You Accurately Represented?

The Shift - 4101 North Broadway - Chicago, IL 60613


  • 05/23/2017
  • 07:00pm
  • FREE

Chicago NW Burbs:: Meet KEEP & Coffee Happy Hour

Starbucks - 234 N Northwest Hwy - Palatine, IL 60067



24

  • 05/24/2017
  • 08:00am
  • FREE

Workshop: Digital Transformation, from Strategy to Execution

Chicago - 164 N State Street - Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Chicago, IL 60601


  • 05/24/2017
  • 12:00pm
  • FREE

DigitalHack Marketing Series

Webinar - Chicago IL


  • 05/24/2017
  • 06:00pm
  • FREE

Closing the Entrepreneurship Gap: Diverse Journeys of Entrepreneurs

DePaul University Coleman Entrepreneurship Center - 1 East Jackson Boulevard - #7900 - Chicago, IL 60604



25

  • 05/25/2017
  • 11:00am
  • $40 for non-members; $20 for ICNC and Hatchery members

Successful Interns: Structuring Internships Valuable to Your Business

ICNC, 320 N Damen Ave. Chicago, IL 60612


  • 05/25/2017
  • 05:30pm
  • FREE

WIRe Event Chicago

Schlesinger Associates - 625 North Michigan Avenue - #2600 - Chicago, IL 60611


  • 05/25/2017
  • 06:00pm
  • FREE

FinTank's Blockchain Panel Discussion

FinTank - 333 South Wabash Avenue, Suite 2700, Chicago, IL, United States - Chicago, Il 60604


  • 05/25/2017
  • 06:45pm
  • $20

Intro to Twitter Advertising

Blue1647 - 1647 S. Blue Island Ave. - Chicago, IL 60608



26

  • 05/26/2017
  • 10:30am
  • $25 – $35

Marketing 101: Instagram and Pinterest for Small Businesses

Purple Sprout Cafe - 341 East Dundee Road - Wheeling, IL 60090


  • 05/26/2017
  • 11:00am
  • FREE

Jump$tart Business Basics: Lunch & Learn

Next Door Cafe - 659 W Diversey Pkwy - Chicago, IL 60614


  • 05/26/2017
  • 01:00pm
  • FREE

Millennials Mastermind - Chicago MeetUp

The Parkshore in Hyde Park (Hospitality Room) - 1755 East 55th Street - Chicago, IL 60615



30

  • 05/30/2017
  • 09:30am
  • FREE

How to Make Marketing Videos without Breaking the Bank

Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea 3123 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL


  • 05/30/2017
  • 06:00pm
  • FREE

Panel of CEOs from some of Chicago's fastest growing tech startups

TechNexus 20 N Upper Wacker Dr #1200, Chicago, IL 60606, Chicago, IL



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