TechChicago Week: TechMakers

Jul 12, 2024 | 10:00 PM UTC | Chicago, Illinois
Join us for a culture rich event celebrating our Black and Latin communities in tech. We're bringing together TechMakers and Tastemakers for an evening that will educate, inspire and engage the business community of Chicago. From seasoned tech founders to those that are tech curious."
By 
Discover Technology Staff
January 17, 2024

Discover is a featured event sponsor for the TechMakers event, one of the main events for TechChicago Week 2023! Join us for a culture-rich event celebrating our Black and Latin communities in tech.

We're bringing together TechMakers and Tastemakers for an evening that will educate, inspire and engage the business community of Chicago. From seasoned tech founders to those that are tech curious.   TechMakers is presented by Microsoft and sponsored by Discover and United Airlines.   

What to expect

  • TechMakers Awards - where change makers in tech will be elevated and celebrated
  • Staged talks with local and national names in tech and innovation
  • Space for networking - find your next job, funder, co-founder!
  • Local food trucks
  • Live DJ & post-event musical performance   Join the conversation on social! Use #TCW23

Program

The order of events includes:

  • 5:00 - 6:00: Networking
  • 6:00 - 6:10: Opening Remarks from Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson
  • 6:10 - 6:20: State of Diversity in Tech by Desiree Vargas Wrigley (Chief Innovation Officer, P33)- 6:20 - 6:30: Founder Story with Kristen Sonday (CEO & Co-Founder, Paladin)
  • 6:20 - 7:05: Art Kick Back Panel
  • 7:05 - 7:20: Chicago's Youth with Kareem K.W.O.E. Wells (Owner, K.W.O.E. Group)
  • 7:20 - 7:40: TechMaker Awards Presented by Microsoft and Sponsored by Discover and United Airlines
  • 7:40 - 8:00: Fireside Chat with Vic Mensa (Rapper, Entrepreneur)
  • 8:00 - 9:00: Networking & Musical Performance

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