Techweek (conference)

Techweek is an annual technology event created in 2011 as a means to connect Chicago’s technology startup scene.[1] The event has since expanded into different cities.


The 2011 conference drew 2,487 attendees and had 220 speakers.[1][2]

Since 2011, Techweek has grown into a multi-day conference and expo, including a startup competition,[3][4] a job fair,[2] and nightly parties, including a fashion show.[5]

In its first three years, Techweek expanded beyond Chicago to host conferences in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, and Detroit.[6]

In 2015, the conference was launched in Kansas City as Techweek Kansas City.[7] The 2018 event was scheduled for October 8-12.[7]


  1. ^ a b Ribeiro, Ricky (18 June 2013). "What to Expect at Techweek Chicago 2013". Biztech. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
  2. ^ a b Pletz, John (12 July 2013). "Techweek by the numbers: Attendance up one-third". Crain's Chicago Business. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
  3. ^ Carman, David (10 July 2013). "TechWeek Recap: 'WeDeliver' Beats Out 70 Startups for $100K". Blackline Review. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
  4. ^ Whitener, Laura (5 July 2013). "Editor's Top Picks: Five Attention-Grabbing Startups From Techweek Chicago 2013". Firmology. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
  5. ^ Yearley, Jay (2 July 2013). "TechWeek 2013 improved; influences can be seen now in other areas outside of tech". Chicago Now Media Tech Connection. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
  6. ^ Techweek editors. "Our History". Techweek. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  7. ^ a b "Techweek KC adds Techstars, BetaBlox demo days to lineup". 2018-03-01. Retrieved 2018-10-01.

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