A Women Tech Founder's Event
The Midwest’s most innovative female founders, funders, and leaders are coming together to equalize the power of the tech industry.
Connect and learn leadership heart, hacks, and more. From panels to pitches: Catch the fire.
Learn how you can change the world:
17 innovative leaders
1 powerful day
Know what you bring. Know what you don’t bring. And build a team that covers everything you need.
Meet the 2017 Midwest Women in Tech Award Winners! Learn what drove these trailblazing innovators to create battle-ready businesses, and learn about the arsenal of strategies that will drive your mission to success.
Jamie Migdal, Founder of Fetchfind
Donna Beasley, Founder of Kazoom Kids Books
Dima Elisa, Founder of VisMed3D
Cayla Weisberg, Partner at InvestHER Ventures
Meet some of the Midwest's leading engineers and learn how you can navigate the minefields, and reap the rewards in this powerful industry.
See innovation in action and meet the female founders behind it. Hands-on demos, from wearable fashion to robotics.
Presented by JarBar
Presented by Microsoft
Take networking to a new level through wearable technology. Make the connections that matter and enjoy the experience! Share your interests and be matched to the people you came to discover.
Presented by Insperity
Meet the 2017 Midwest Women in Tech Award Winners! Learn what drove these trailblazing innovators to create battle-ready businesses and about the arsenal of strategies that will drive your mission to success. Stories from:
Katy Lynch, Founder of Codeverse
Caye Polanco, Founder of Keyo
Aviva Rosman, Founder of BallotReady
Shaniqua Davis, Founder of Noirefy
Marie Hale, Founder of @Revenue
Presented by UI Labs
What does the #MeToo Movement in Chicago mean for our corporations, government organizations, and private innovation spaces? Meet the Titans of the Midwest's Innovation Ecosystem as they engage in a discussion on the critical issues facing female leaders. From AI to cybersecurity, we'll help you navigate today's workplace from the female leadership perspective.
Be battle-ready and learn:
• The ramifications of current trends and conversations
• How today's organizations are embracing "the new normal"
• What you need to know to be ready for tomorrow's threats and opportunities
Andrea Zopp, CEO of World Business Chicago
Pallavi Verma, Senior Managing Director for Accenture
Caralynn Collens, CEO of UI Labs
60 students from underserved communities will be provided with a full day of opportunities to engage with role models and connect with the tech community.
Presented by JP Morgan Chase
Women Tech Founders is partnering with JP Morgan Chase Bank and other leaders to mentor 10 diverse and innovative startup companies who will compete in our 2nd Annual Pitch Event. Teams have been nominated by incubators and diverse communities throughout the Midwest and will be competing before investors for cash prizes and more.
We are all a thread in the talent tapestry. A snapshot in the cosmic, collective collage.
• Visionary Startup Founders
• Leading Investors
• Trailblazing Enterprise Leaders
Hundreds of the Midwest's most influential founders and leaders are gathering in Chicago this April. Join these powerful women and let's drive change together.
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