Incubate Illinois Conference

Event Date

June 15, 2016


311 Conference Center
311 S. Wacker Dr. Chicago, IL 60606


Please join Freeborn & Peters LLP at the inaugural Incubate Illinois Conference. This conference will bring incubated companies, start-ups, incubators, accelerators and VCs together to learn about the growing Incubator/Accelerator movement here in Illinois and all of the new Illinois programs designed to help and foster Illinois businesses. The conference will feature several well-known speakers and panel members ranging from local incubator and start-up representatives to government officials.

Among the noted participants will be a representative of the Illinois Treasurer’s office to discuss the recently announced Illinois Growth and Innovation Fund, which will invest more than $220 million in venture funds focused on emerging local technology companies.

The agenda is as follows:

  • Keynotes - State Initiatives:
    • Illinois State Deputy Treasurer Jay Rowell will discuss new $220 MM tech fund;
    • Jim Schultz, head of the new Economic Development Corporation, to discuss new small business centered programs/initiatives;
    • Elliot Richardson of the Illinois SBAC to discus new bill to extend and revise the Illinois Angel Investment Credit Program
  • State of The Illinois Incubation Movement (Incubator Panel Discussion)

  • Managing Your Brand and Intellectual Property Essentials

  • New Financing Options for Illinois Businesses (including crowdfunding and small business loan options)

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