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TechMakers is one of the main events for TechChicago Week 2023 hosted by P33 and World Business Chicago! Join us for a culture rich event celebrating our Black and Latin communities in tech. We're bringing together TechMakers and Tastemakers for an evening that will educate, inspire and engage the business community of Chicago. From seasoned tech founders to those that are tech curious.


TechMakers is presented by: Microsoft


And Sponsored By: Discover and United Airlines


What you can expect:


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5:00 - 6:00: Networking

6:00 - 6:10: Opening Remarks from Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson

6:10 - 6:20: State of Diversity in Tech by Desiree Vargas Wrigley (Chief Innovation Officer, P33)
6:20 - 6:30: Founder Story with Kristen Sonday (CEO & Co-Founder, Paladin)

6:20 - 7:05: Art Kick Back Panel

 7:05 - 7:20: Chicago's Youth with Kareem K.W.O.E. Wells (Owner, K.W.O.E. Group)

7:20 - 7:40: TechMaker Awards Presented by Microsoft and Sponsored by Discover and United Airlines

7:40 - 8:00: Fireside Chat with Vic Mensa (Rapper, Entrepreneur)

8:00 - 9:00: Networking & Musical Performance

General Terms

All items are non-refundable, all sales are final.

Refund Policy

All items are non-refundable under any circumstances.