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

After its inaugural success with two sold-out, sector-specific summits in 2022, the Chicago Venture Summit series returns in 2023 with Future-of-Food this May 3-4.

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 will return this May 3-24, 2023, at the iconic 167 Green Street in the city’s Fulton Market District. The eighth summit since its launch in 2014, the Chicago Venture Summit connects local founders with investors, invites national and global sector leaders to explore the region’s thriving startup ecosystem, and promotes Chicagoland as the global capital for food and ag innovation.

“As Mayor of the global capital for all things food, I’m excited to once again welcome the world to our city for the next edition of the Chicago Venture Summit,” said Mayor Lightfoot. “There is no better city when it comes to the future of this critical sector. From alternative proteins, restaurant tech, new products by diverse founders and more, Chicago truly has it all.”

The Chicago Venture Summit is one of World’s Business Chicago’s flagship innovation and venture programs. In 2022 alone: the Chicago Venture Summit welcomes more than 1500 founders, Fortune 500 executives, sector innovators, and investors for both the Future-of-Food and Future-of-Logistics events. Both events represent the largest summits ever in the program’s history.

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

World Business Chicago is also proud to announce all counties of the Greater Chicagoland Economic Partnership (GCEP) are innovation sponsors for this year’s. This includes Cook County, Choose DuPage, Kane County, Kendall County, Lake County Partners, McHenry County Economic Development Corporation, and the Will County Center for Economic Development.”

For the fourth time, the Chicago Venture Summit returns to 167 Green in Chicago’s Fulton Market District. The 640,000 square foot office building, developed by Shapack Partners and Focus and owned in partnership with Walton Street Capital, is a testament to its location and design. Recently, CCC Information Services, Foxtrot, and others have announced their headquarters’ relocation to the building, joining Kroll, WeWork and other innovative companies located at 167 Green in the Fulton Market District. 167 Green features one of Chicago’s largest town hall spaces, which doubles as a full size basketball court on the top floor of the building, along with a rooftop terrace, sitting room, game room and gym.

As part of WBC’s mission to drive inclusive economic growth, a portion of the proceeds from this year’s Chicago Venture Summit will be donated to Don’s Chicago Dream, the Greater Chatham Initiative, and La Casa Norte. You can learn more about the Chicago Venture Summit Future-of-Food 2023 via Registration for the invite-only investor and startup conference will open in the coming weeks. For more information, please contact Lauren Backe, World Business Chicago Lead for the Chicago Venture Summit Series:

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