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World Business Chicago is Chicago’s public-private economic development agency. Our mission is to drive inclusive economic growth and job creation, support business, and promote Chicago as a leading global city. Our vision is to ensure that all Chicagoans prosper.

The Innovation & Venture Strategy Initiative is World Business Chicago’s portfolio of programs driving inclusive growth and opportunity for Chicago’s tech economy & innovation ecosystem. These programs include Startup Chicago, the Chicago Venture Summit, ThinkChicago, and Venture Engine.