Mayor Lightfoot & World Business Chicago Announce the return of the Chicago Venture Summit Future-of-Food

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After an initial success with two sold-out sector-focused summits held in 2022, the Chicago Venture Summit series will return in 2023 at Future-of Food. May 3-4

Chicago, February 2, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot joined World Business Chicago (WBC) to announce the return of the Chicago Venture Summit series focused on the future of food.Chicagoland’s flagship startup and venture capital conference returns this May 3-24, 2023is located at the iconic 167 Green Street in the city’s Fulton Market district. The eighth summit since its inception in 2014, the Chicago Venture Summit brings together local founders and investors and invites national and global sector leaders to explore the region’s thriving startup ecosystem and Promote Land as a global capital of innovation in food and agriculture.

Mayor Lightfoot said: “When it comes to the future of this important sector, there is no better city. From alternative proteins, restaurant tech, new products from diverse founders and more, Chicago really have it all ”

The Chicago Venture Summit is one of World’s Business Chicago’s premier innovation and venture programs. In 2022 alone, the Chicago Venture Summit will invite more than 1,500 founders, Fortune 500 executives, sector innovators and investors to attend both the Future of Food and the Future of Logistics events. Both events are the largest summits in the program’s history.

“The Chicago Venture Summit has evolved from a local event to a premier global experience. Mark Teve, Chairman of the Innovation and Venture Council at World Business Chicago. “And since the height of the pandemic, the Chicago Venture He Summit has become a pioneering event convening the next generation of startups alongside industry experts and top-tier investors.”

“As the most diverse economy of any metropolitan area, usa, the food sector continues to be one of Chicagoland’s most competitive and growing industries. ” Michael FasnachtPresident and CEO, Chief Marketing Officer, World Business Chicago, city ​​of chicago“We are excited to share the latest trends and innovations in food and agriculture from our first venture summit in 2022, focused solely on the ‘future of food’. Chicago and the area. ”

World Business Chicago is proud to announce Ferrero, Microsoft, Quaker Foods North America and Shapack Partners as sponsors of the 2023 Summit.

Chicago An important hub for Ferrero’s current and future growth.Our iconic brand Butterfinger and Baby Ruth is made of Franklin Parkkeibler cones and crusts are made in 110 factoriesth Street, and the new Innovation Center Downtown will include our North American R&D lab. ” Alana CottonPresident and Chief Business Officer ferrero north america, and a board member of World Business Chicago. “We are committed to supporting Chicago’s A vibrant community of food entrepreneurs, we are excited to be back as a sponsor of the Chicago Venture Summit Future of Food. ”

“With Microsoft’s mission to enable every individual and every organization on the planet to achieve more, we are thrilled to be a Presenting Sponsor of the 2023 Chicago Venture Summit, and we are thrilled to be a presenting sponsor of the 2023 Chicago Venture Summit. We are proud of the role we play in the agricultural industry.” Matt Renner, President of Microsoft’s US Enterprise Commercial and a member of the Board of Directors of World Business Chicago. “Whether it’s innovations that make farmers more productive and sustainable through data and insights about crops and soils, we’re empowering the food and beverage industry with technology to optimize inventory flows and build resilient supply chain systems. In an attempt to help Microsoft create a thriving food and agricultural ecosystem Chicago region and world. ”

Robert Rietbroek, general manager and senior vice president of Quaker Foods North America, said: He is a subsidiary of PepsiCo, World Business He is also a director of Chicago. “As one of America’s fastest growing major food companies, Quaker is committed to bringing people around the world to our homes. Chicago It’s about experiencing everything the city has to offer in relation to innovators in the food industry. ”

“Since I came Chicago Two years ago, Cooley is excited to support and foster the continued expansion of the startup and venture ecosystem, especially entrepreneurs and investors leading the foodtech and agtech verticals. I am excited to work with ” Greg Grossman, Co-Founder and Co-Head of the Cooley Chicago Group of Companies. “Our continued partnership with Chicago Venture His Summit is a key ingredient to our success in the region.”

World Business Chicago is also proud to announce that every county in the Greater Chicagoland Economic Partnership (GCEP) is this year’s Innovation Sponsor. Also this: Cook Countyselect dupage, Kane County, Kendall CountyLake County Partners, McHenry County Economic Development Corporation, Will County Economic Development Center.

“Chicago provides all the critical assets and resources needed to become a world-class food business: food processing and distribution, from agriculture experts to food safety pioneers.” Greg BedaroffPresident and CEO of Choose DuPage. DuPage County One of seven official partners of the Greater Chicagoland Economic Partnership. “As home to some of the world’s most renowned food producers, all seven counties of the Greater Chicagoland Economic Partnership are helping us understand why our region is the perfect place to launch and grow an innovative food business. I’m excited to show it to the world.”

The Chicago Venture Summit returns for the fourth time at 167 Green. Chicago’s Fulton Market District. Developed by Shapack Partners and Focus and owned in partnership with Walton Street Capital, his 640,000-square-foot office building is a testament to its location and design. Recently, companies such as CCC Information Services and Foxtrot have joined Kroll, WeWork and other innovative companies at 167 Green in the Fulton Market District, announcing that they will be moving their headquarters into the building. 167 green is Chicago’s Largest Town Hall space that doubles as a full size basketball court on the top floor of the building, roof terrace, sitting room, game room and gym.

“We are delighted to host the Chicago Venture Summit Future of Food at 167 Greens Town Hall in Chicago. Chicago’s Fulton Market District” Jeff Shapak, Founder and CEO of Shapack Partners and Director of World Business Chicago. “Chicago Committed to supporting the food and agriculture sector towards sustainability and innovation in the city of more than 50 James Beard Award winners. ”

As part of the WBC’s mission to foster inclusive economic growth, a portion of the proceeds from this year’s Chicago Venture Summit will benefit Don’s Chicago Dream, the Greater Chatham Initiative and La Casa Norte. For more information on the Chicago Venture Summit Future of Food 2023, visit www.ChicagoVentureSummit.comRegistration for the invitation-only investor and startup conference will open in the next few weeks.Contact us for more information Lauren BuckWorld Business Chicago, Chicago Venture Summit Series Leaders: [email protected]

About World Business Chicago (white blood cells):
World Business Chicago is playing a key role in driving an inclusive and equitable recovery across the city’s 77 neighborhoods, with a focus on high-growth sectors such as transportation, distribution and logistics. Manufacturing; Healthcare and Life Sciences; and Local Innovation, Startup and Venture Ecosystems.As of the city of Chicago World Business Chicago, an economic development agency, focuses on business attraction and retention, workforce and talent, community impact, and Chicago as one of the world’s leading cities. Supported by a council of over 300 local leaders, World Business Chicago’s innovation & venture program portfolio includes the Chicago Venture Summit Series, Startup Chicago, ThinkChicago, and Illinois Science and Technology Union (ISTC) Venture Includes engine. Follow World Business Chicago on LinkedIn Daily news and announcements about company relocations and expansions.Industry and Ecosystem Growth, U.S. and Global Rankings, and More Chicago’s economic progress.

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