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Supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem that is keeping more startups in the Midwest


Chicago Booth Machine Learning Venture Capital Summit

When: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | 5:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Where: Gleacher Center, 450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Room 621 – Chicago, IL
Who: Open to the public
Hosted by: The Chicago Booth Built@Booth Club and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Are you passionate about machine learning (ML) and venture capital (VC)? Want a deeper understanding of why VCs and companies like Facebook, Google, and Apple are investing billions in ML? The Chicago Booth Built@Booth Club and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation are hosting the first annual Chicago Machine Learning and Venture Capital Summit to connect: VCs and the ML CEOs they invest in; cutting-edge researchers discovering the tech of tomorrow; entrepreneurs building teams and seeking funding; and name-brand companies and the software engineers they’re looking to hire. Representatives from sponsoring firms Microsoft and IBM will deliver opening and closing remarks. Secure your spot today! We are expecting a capacity crowd, and early bird tickets will set out quickly! Visit our website, and join our mailing list to stay up to date on additions to the agenda.

Questions: Contact Cayse Llorens at

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