This is a recurring event but always a good one to keep on your radar, especially since there’s so much civic pride about how well Chicago’s startups have been doing lately. The July edition of Built in Chicago Launch takes place July 25 from 6 p.m. ’til 9 p.m.at Rockit Bar & Grill at 22 W. Hubbard St. and “gives recently launched startups the opportunity to present their companies in front of 350 investors, fellow entrepreneurs and startup enthusiasts.” Local investors attend, people hoping to mingle and network attend and so can you.
It’ll cost you, at most, $20 for a ticket, so maybe check it out?
David Wolinsky is a freelance writer and a lifelong Chicagoan. In addition to currently serving as IFC’s comedy, film, and TV blogger, he's also a comedy-writing instructor for Second City and an adjunct professor in DePaul’s College of Computing and Digital Media. (He also co-runs a blog behind the DePaul class, DIY Game Dev.) He was the Chicago city editor for The Onion A.V. Club where he provided in-depth daily coverage of this city's bustling arts/entertainment scene for half a decade. His first career aspirations were to be a game-show host.